Governor-General of Bengal was made Governor-General of India through the Charter Act of 1833. Under this provision Lord William Bentinck became the first Governor-General of India. It deprived the Governors of Bombay and Madras of their legislative powers. For the first time, the Governor-General's Government was known as the 'Government of India' and his council as the 'India Council' in 1858.
The title of 'Viceroy' was added to the centre of the Governor-General of India for the first time in
The Government of India Act 1833 converted the title into "Governor-General of India." The title "Viceroy and Governor-General" was first used in the queen's proclamation appointing Viscount Canning in 1858.