|Consider the following statements:|
|When the Prime Minister of England stated that the British element in the Indian Civil Service was the steel frame of the administration, eternally indispensable to India; its consequences were that:|
|1. It resulted in the boycott of the visit of the Prince of|
|2. It retarded indianisation, in opposition to the declared policy of the Parliament of England.|
|3. It resulted in repressive measures against the Congress.|
|4. The Lee Commission on the Public Services made liberal recommendations. Which of these statements is / are correct?|
A) 1, 2 and 3
B) 1, 2 and 4
C) 2 and 4
D) 4 only
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] Under pressure from the Tory members, Mr. Lloyd George delivered in August his famous 'steel-frame' speech in which he described the Civil Service as the steel frame of the Indian administration which must remain British, no matter what other changes may overtake India. This speech caused widespread resentment in India, because people were looking forward to the day when the power and the emoluments of the Civil Service would be curtailed and the people given thereby a due place in the administration of their country.
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