Board of Revenue

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Membership of the board was an aspiration of all new Assistants.

Before the 1858 civil service reforms, the Board of Revenue comprised of two Boards:

  • Board of Land Revenue,
  • Board of Customs, Salt and Opium

(6 members and 4 secretaries)

Following the reforms the Board of Revenue comprises of 2 officers, one responsible for Land Revenue, the other Customs, Salt and Opium.


  • collated District returns
  • arbitrated any issues with Districts
  • prepared annual reports for the Government

External Links

"The Bengal Civil Service" A discription on the role of the Board of Revenue