Butler Committee: A three-member committee headed by Harcourt Butler, appointed on December 16, 1927 to examine the relations between the native states and the British throne.
Recommendations of Butler Commission:
The viceroy was made the Crown’s agent in dealing with states.
Paramountcy must remain supreme.
States should not be handed over to an Indian government in British India, responsible to an Indian Legislature.
The committee submitted its report in 1929, which was subsequently endorsed by the Simon Commission.
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