Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India
The Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, often referred to simply as the Board of Control, was established by the East India Company Act (Pitt's India Act) of 1784. The Board represented an attempt by the British Government to oversee the East India Company in the latter's dealings with India. The Board was responsible for the policy and control of the affairs of the East India Company.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, a Secretary of State, and four Privy Councillors formed the Board of Control. The Privy Councillors were nominated by the King. The Board was abolished in 1858, as was Company rule, by the Government of India Act, 1858 which introduced a system of more direct rule by the British Crown and responsibility for India was assumed by the Secretary of State for India acting through the Viceroy.
East India Company Act, 1784 (24 Geo. III, s. 2, c. 25) Project South Asia : Source Documents and Texts in South Asian Studies.
Government of India Act, 1858 (21 & 22 Vict. c. 106) Project South Asia : Source Documents and Texts in South Asian Studies.
"Government of India Act, 1858" Wikipedia.