Description : The item contains the proceedings of the annual general meeting and the annual report of the Chamber for the year 1918. The proceedings of the annual meeting includes : Members present, President's speech, speeches of other eminent members, resolutions taken, election of committee, representation of the Chamber in various institutions, the Royal Exchange, tribunal of arbitration, licensed measurers department, membership of the Chamber, publicaions of the Chamber, meeting with Sir William Meyer. The European War section deals with : the impressment of vessels ordinance, 1914; control of shipping intelligence, the submarine menace- compensation for Indian seamen, course of instructions; shortage of imported materials : canvas fire-hose, the trade policy of India after the war - position of neutrals, enemy subjects interned of India, director of civil supplies, distribution of peice goods, the military service act, 1918; the Indian Defence forces Act, 1917; the Question of European man-power, the work of the Young Men's Christian association, the Indian Constitutional reforms. The Law and Legislation section includes : the Indian Income tax act,VII of 1918, the Super Tax Act, VIII of 1917, proposed excess Profits Duty, act to control the withdrawal of capital fromthe money Market, the Indian Stamp Act, II of 1899 - sale of foreign bill stamps, stamp duty on cash credit agreements, proposed registration of business names, the Indian Carriers Act, III of 1865; The Indian Motor Vehicles Act, VIII of 1918, the Industrial Compulsion bill, 1918; the Indian Compulsion bill, 1918; the Indian Negotiable Instruments Act, XXVI; the Provincial inslovency Act, Indian Explosive rules, 1914; the Bengal prevention of adulteration bill, 1918; the Imperial and Provinciallegislative councils, the Poilice service, petty thefts in the colliery distrcts. The Customs section deals with : the Indian Sea Customs Act of 1878, the Indian Merchandise Marks Act, the Indisn tariff Act,1894, issues related to Calcutta Custom House, revision of the list of cotton peice goods. The Marine section deals with : the Inland Ports Act XV of 1908, the Indian Steam Vessels Act I of 1917 - section 52 (2) (h), amanedment of rules; working of the port - Bengal Pilot Service, Hospital Port Dues, Night Navigation on the Hooghly river, Outward bills of Lading, marine insurance on Vessels other than the lines, Indian Waterways, The Post and TElegraph ssection deals with : Post Office Holidays, the Homeward Mail Service, the indian telegraph gazette, porposed value payable post between India and UK. The Railways section enlists : The management of India Railways, railway receipts, railway risk notes, east India railway - enhancement of rate for jute and jute goods, howrah station, eastern bengal railway. The Municipal section deals with : Calcutta Municipal Act, section 367; The Calcutta Municpal bill, Condition of roads in Calcutta, mendicancy in Calcutta. Miscellaneous section includes : His Majesty's Trade Commissioners, the Indian Industrial Commission, the Bengal Smoke Nuisance Committee, The Anglo-Indian Community, the Survey of India Department, the British Engineering Standards Committee, the Excise system in India, Official statistics, hook-worm disease, the supply of Quinine, thew water-power resources of India etc. Other items are : Accounts and finance, reports and sub-committee reports, rules and regulations of the Chamber, tribunal of arbitration of the Chamber.
Title : Report of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries for the year 1918, Vol. 1.
Reference Number : BCCI_Report_1918_Vol_I
Digital file name(s)(.pdf) : BCCI_Report_1918_Vol_I.pdf
Digital file name(s) tiff : BCCI_Report_1918_Vol_I_001 to BCCI_Report_1918_Vol_I_195
Digital file name(s) jpeg : BCCI_Report_1918_Vol_I_001 to BCCI_Report_1918_Vol_I_195
Digital folder name : BCCI_Report_1918_Vol_I
Ancillary Title : nil
Volume and issue number : 1918, Vol. 1
Date(s) : 1918
Extent (Pagination) : pp I mto pp IV (Contents), 3pages without pagination, pp I to pp XXIII,3 pages withput pagination, pp 1 to pp 145, 1 page without pagination, pp 1a t
Volume and issue number : 1918, 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 : Criterion Printing Works
Place of Publication : 8, Jackson Lane, Calcutta
Subject : Yearly financial report of the BCC&I, Economics, Finance, Colonial history, Calcutta under the British
Physical Condition : Spine partially damaged, foxing marks present, yellowing of pages, worm eaten.
No of Leaves : 187 + 4 binding pages + cover + spine
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] With cover : 23.3 x 15.7 x 2.4
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] Without cover : 22.8 x 15 x 1.4
Note on item : The report contains a few oversized pages.
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 : 22-Aug-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.