Kerala PSC - Setu Lakshmi Bayi (1924-1931)

  • Sethu Lakshmi Bayi acted as Regent during the minority of Chitra Thirunal Balarama Varma.

  • Mr. ME Watts was the Diwan. He was the first ful-time non-Hindu Diwan of Travancore.

  • Formation of Village Panchayats in 1925 for developing self government in rural areas.

  • The College for Women was raised to the first grade.

  • Abolished 'Devdasi' system in the temples of South Travancore and of the primitive custom of animal sacrifice in temples under the control of the Devaswam Department.

  • The Nair Regulation of 1925, which sought to substitute the principle of 'Makkathayam' for 'Marumakkathayam'.

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