Reforms of Lord Hastings:
The Governor Generalship of Lord Hastings witnessed not only territorial expansion but also the prqgress of administration. He approved the Rhytwari system of land revenue introduced in the Madras presidency by Sir Thomas Munroe. In the ’ sphere of judiciary the Cornwallis code was .improved. The police system of Bengal was extended to other regions. The importance of Indian munsiffs had increased during his administration. The separation of judicial and revenue departments was not rigidly fojlowed. Instead, the District Collector acted as Magistrate.