Obviously, Victoria, the then Queen of England, finally announced the assumption of the Indian government by the Crown acting through the British government by a Proclamation. This was formally announced by Lord Canning at a Durbar held at Allahabad (November, 1858). In the Durbar Canning read out the “Queen’s Proclamation”.
This was how there was the beginning of the British Raj instead of the rule of the Company Bahadur. Formally, the administrative responsibility was vested in a minister of the British Cabinet, known as the ‘Secretary of State for India’.