COMMUNAL AWARD-1932 For or a group law • Announced by British Prime Minister Ramsey McDonald • Was for the rights of minorities • Reduced Muslim majority in Punjab and Bengal • Increased Muslim numbers in Assam and other provinces • Accepted by Muslim league even though it reduced their majority • Rejected by Congress GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT -1935 A Federation of India was promised comprising both provinces and states. The Governor General remained the head of the central administration. Reforms were introduced in N.W.F.P. as were in the other provinces. One-third Muslim representation in the Central Legislature was guaranteed. Both the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League opposed it.