Description : The item contains proceedings of the annual general meeting and the annual report of the Chamber for the year 1919. The proceedings include : members present, President's speech, resolutions taken, representation of the Chamber in various instituions, the royal exchange, licensed measurers departement, tribunal of arbitration, Chamber trust fund, articles of association of the Chamber, Calcutta tonnage schedule, Chamber rulings, the cyclone in eastern bengal, Conference of Indian and Ceylon chamber of commerce. Trade after the war : enemy aliens, the Indian Defence force, the Indian Constituional reforms. The Law and Legislation section includes : proposed registration of business names, the Indian Companies restriction Act, 1918; The Excess profits Duty Act, 1918; the question of the Levy of double Income tax, The Indian Electricity Act, The Indian Explosives Act, The Indian explosives Act, 1884; The Indian Petroleum Act, VII of 1899, The Indian Motor Vehicles Act, VIII of 1914; Maintenence Orders, The Charitable and Religious Trust Bill, The Indian Non-ferrous Metal Industry Act, 1918; The Indian Cariers Act, III of 1865; The Calcutta Cruelty to Animal Bills; The Eastern Frontier rifles Bill, 1919; The Darjeeling hillsides and Rivers Conservation BIll, 1919, Petty thefts in Colliery districts. The Customs section deals with : the trade in Indian hides and skins, tariff valuation of sugar. The Marine section includes : The Indian Ports Act, XV of 1908; port dues on government vessels, infectious disease rules, Native Passenger ships Act of 1887, Vizagapatnam Harbour, Indian Seamen, The Seychelles Islands, Headways of Railway bridges over navigable rivers, rate of exchange for payment of Ocean freights, Working of the Port : night Navigation on the river Hooghly, prohibition of entry of dinghees into Kidderpore dock, the Howrah Bridge, rate of discharge of timber cargoes, the Nadia rivers, homeward and Outward passages. The Railways section deals with : Supply of rolling stock, The Indian Industrial Commission : railway rates, railway receipts, The Indian Railway Conference Association, Bengal-Nagpur railway, proposed railway bridge over the Hooghly. The Posts and telegraphs section deal with : The Homeward mail, delivery in Calcutta of the English mail, parcel postage rates, foreign language, Calcutta Central Telegraph Office, the Telegraph Gazette. The Municipal section deals with : Calcutta Municipal bill, 1917; The Calcutta Improvement trust, the Calcutta fire brigade, Calcutta rent committee, The Indian Motor Vehicles Act, VIII of 1914. The Finance section deals with : system of payment by the Government to commercial firms, the Indian Stamp Act of 1899, the exchange and currency question. Miscellanous section includes : The Labour Question in India, The Official Trade and Navigation Statistics, the collection and publication of wage statistics, the Public Services Commission, The Medical Services Commission, Purchase of Tea for the Army in India, Purchase of Government Stores, Proposed Indian Agricultural Society, proposed Commercial Museum at Madras, the Water-Power resources of India, the distribution of Peice Goods, Daylight Saving, The Daily Weather Reports, the Telephone Service in India, Civil Aviation. Other topics included are : Accounts and Finances, 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 1919, Vol. 1.
Reference Number : BCCI_Report_1919_Vol_I
Digital file name(s)(.pdf) : BCCI_Report_1919_Vol_I.pdf
Digital file name(s) tiff : BCCI_Report_1919_Vol_I_001 to BCCI_Report_1919_Vol_I_186
Digital file name(s) jpeg : BCCI_Report_1919_Vol_I_001 to BCCI_Report_1919_Vol_I_186
Digital folder name : BCCI_Report_1919_Vol_I
Ancillary Title : nil
Volume and issue number : 1919, Vol. 1
Date(s) : 1919
Extent (Pagination) : pp I to pp V (Contents), 3 pages without pagination, pp I to pp XV, 1 page without pagination, pp 1 to pp 329.
Volume and issue number : 1919, 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 : Presence of foxing marks, yellowing of pages, slightly damaged spine.
No of Leaves : 178 + 4 binding pages + cover + spine
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] With cover : 23 x 14.7 x 1.9
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] Without cover : 22.3 x 14.6 x 1.3
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 : 25-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.