Lord Metcalfe was Governor-General of India from 1835 to 1836.
|Full Name:||Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe|
|Born:||30 January 1785, Kolkata|
|Died:||5 September 1846, Oakley, United Kingdom|
|Office||Governor-General of India:1835-36|
Governor of Jamaica (1839–1842)
Governor-General of the Province of Canada (1843–1845),
- Repealed 1823 Licensing Regulations
- Known as Liberator of India Press
He held appointments including acting Governor-General of India, Governor of Jamaica and Governor General of the Province of Canada.
Sir Charles Metcalfe (1835-1836) is known as the press liberator. The Governor-General of India has been dubbed the “Liberator of the Indian Press” because he lifted restrictions on press freedom.
The Press Act, sometimes known as the Metcalfe Act, required a printer/publisher to produce a full account of a publication’s premises and to suspend operations if a similar declaration was filed. The fast proliferation of newspapers was facilitated by a permissive press policy.