a) The British parliament passed the Act of 1858, according to which the powers of the East India Company were transferred to the British crown for more responsible management.
b) A member of the British Cabinet was appointed Secretary of State for India and made responsible for all matters related to the governance of India, and was given a council to advise him.
c) The Governor-General of India was given the title of Viceroy, that is, a personal representative of the Crown.
d) All ruling chiefs of the country were assured that their territory would never be annexed in future, but they have to hold their kingdoms as subordinates of the British Crown.
e) It was decided that the proportion of Indian soldiers in the army would be reduced and the number of European soldiers would be increased.
f) More soldiers would be recruited from among the Gurkhas, Sikhs and Pathans, instead of recruiting soldiers from Awadh, Bihar, central India and south India.
g) The land and property of Muslims were confiscated on a large scale and they were treated with suspicion and hostility, and they were believed to be the cause for the rebellion.
h) The British decided to respect the customary religious and social practices of the people in India.
i) Policies was made to protect landlords and zamindars and give them the security of rights over their lands.
This act was called the Government of India Act, 1858.