MUDDIMAN COMMITTEE – 1924


Muddiman Committee was appointed by the Government of India in 1920, to inquire about diarchy, instituted by the Montague-Chelmsford Reforms.

It had Sir Alexander Muddiman as the chairman, who served as the then Home Member of the Government of India.

Members of the committee: 

Muhammad Shaft

Sir Bijay Chand Mahtab Bahadur

Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru

Sir P.S. Sivaswami Iyer

Sir Henry Moncrieff-Smith

Dr. R. P. Paranjpye

Mohammad Ali Jinnah

 

The Committee presented its report in December 1924.

In the report, the majority of the members suggested only minor changes in the structure of the Constitution.

On the other hand, the minority, consisting entirely of non-official Indians, condemned the dyarchy and advocated for its immediate abolition.

The members also laid down for the democratization of the constitution.

 

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