Description : The document contains the annual general report and proceedings of the chamber, for the year 1903. The first part contains the proceedings of annual general meeting. The report includes the following issues : Increase of Work pressure in the Chamber, extension of Lord Curzon's term of service, deaths of important members in the previous year, working of the committee during the year 1903, the legislative council of India, the municipal corporation, the port commission, the boiler commission, the victoria memorial, fifth congress of Chambers of Commerce of the Empire, proposed conference of Indian chambers of commerce, treaty of arbitration between Great Britain and France, Louisiana Purchase exposition, proposed commercial mission to Persia, Indian Tea cess committee. The Law Legislation section contains: Indian Tea Cess Act, Registration of Partnerships, stamp duty on letters of hypothecation, the Police Court, Indian electricity act, stamp duties, issues related to civil judicature, small cause court act, stamp duty on fire insurance policies, registration of mortgages, australian legislation, the Bengal settled estates bill, proposed establishment of a district court in Calcutta, forged transfers, poison question, presidency banks act. The Customs secion deals with : Importation of German Salt into Rangoon, Russo-Persian Tarrif, proposed imperil customs service, duty on Indian Indigo in Japan, duty on Indian saltpetre in Japan, revision of import tarrif schedule, working of the Calcutta Customs House. The Marine section deals with : The Bengal Pilot Service, Lights in the Red Sea, accommodation for the Wheat and Seed trade at Kidderpore, accommodation for the Hide trade, the New Mail contract, Bengal daily weather report, deepening of the Harbour at Aden, river due on Coal, shipment of tea at Hongkong, the Luf point Scheme, lights on the Madras Coast. The Municipla section includes : Improvement of the City, abolition of private gowkhanas, registration of servants, the smoke nuisance in Calcutta, Calcutta Tramways regulation, Ticca Gharry Service. The Telegraphs section includes : communication with Andaman, official telegraph code vocabulary, reduction in charges for inland communication. The Financial section includes : proposal for import duty on Silver, scarcity of rupees, encashment of currency notes. The Railways section enlists: Bankura-Calcutta Chord railway, the railway commission, lower ganges bridge project, working of the traffic at Khulna. The Miscellaneous section includes : South African Mail Service, govermnet trade and navigation returns, improvemnet of waterways in Bengal, membership, accounts and finances, detailed accounts of the Chamber, lists of members and committees of the Chamber, details of reports and sub-committee reports, rules and regulaation of the Chamber.
Title : Report of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries Vol. 1, for the year 1903, with appendices.
Reference Number : BCCI_Report_1903_part_I
Digital file name(s)(.pdf) : BCCI_Report_1903_part_I.pdf
Digital file name(s) tiff : BCCI_Report_1903_part_I_001 to BCCI_Report_1903_part_I_210
Digital file name(s) jpeg : BCCI_Report_1903_part_I_001 to BCCI_Report_1903_part_I_210
Digital folder name : BCCI_Report_1903_part_I
Ancillary Title : nil
Volume and issue number : 1903. Vol. 1
Date(s) : 1903
Extent (Pagination) : pp 1 to pp 7 (Contents), pp i to pp xxiv, pp 1 to pp 336.
Volume and issue number : 1903. Vol. 1
Medium of copies : Photographed digital images [24 bit, 400 dpi, uncompressed, colour, Tiff]
Medium of original material : Paper, printed in black and white
Creator(s) - Author(s) : BCCI Committee
Publisher : Caxton Team Printing Works.
Place of Publication : 1, Mission Row, Calcutta.
Subject : Yearly financial report of the BCC&I, Economics, Finance, Colonial history, Calcutta under the British
Physical Condition : The condition of the item is proper, though the are presence of foxing marks and yellowish pages.
No of Leaves : 203 + 4 binding pags + cover + spine
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] With cover : 25 x 16 x 2.3
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] Without cover : 24.4 x 15.3 x 2.1
Note on item : Adhesive tape is present in BCCI_Report_1903_part_I_004 and BCCI_Report_1903_part_I_005.
Languages of material : English
Scripts of material : Roman
Contributor(s) - Owners of the original material : The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries
Creator(s) of digital copy : Aki + Amritesh + Arnab + Sujata + Soumashree + Chandrima
Catalogued by : Sayan
Date(s) of the digital copy : 26-May-14
Place where copy was made : SCTR, JU, Kolkata
Present storage location : BCC&I Kolkata
Software : Canon EOS Utility , Adobe Lightroom 5
Hardware : Canon EOS 60D
Keywords : Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Trade Records, Colonial Trade Records, Imperial Trade Records, British Trade Records in Kolkata, British Raj in Kolkata.