In what way was the administration of the Company different from that of Indian rulers?

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The administration of the Company was different from that of the Indian rulers in the following ways:

  1. The Company divided its administrative units called Presidencies. There were three Presidencies –  Bengal, Madras and Bombay. In India, districts were the main administrative units.
  2. Each presidency was ruled by a Governor. Districts were ruled by the Collectors.
  3. The supreme head of the administration of the Company was the Governor-General. But in India, the head of the administration was the king. .
  4. The main job of the Governor-General was to introduce administrative reforms while the main job of the Collector was to collect revenue and taxes- and maintain law and order in his district.

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