1,824 redundant and obsolete Central Acts have been identified so that it can be repealed
GN Bureau | January 18, 2017
The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the repealing of the obsolete and redundant laws.
A cabinet meeting chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 to repeal 105 Acts.
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A two member committee constituted by the PMO, the law commission of India and the legislative department identified 1,824 redundant and obsolete Central Acts for repeal. Four Acts have been enacted to repeal 1,175 Central Acts (during the period May, 2014 to August, 2016) by parliament.
The Acts are:
i) The Repealing and Amending Act, 2015 (17 of 2015) repealing 35 Acts; The Repealing and Amending (Second) Act, 2015 (19 of 2015) repealing 90 Acts;
ii) The Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Act, 2016 (22 of 2016) repealing 756;
iii) Appropriation Acts including Appropriation (Railways) Acts;
iv) The Repealing and Amending Act, 2016 (23 of 2016) repealing 294 Acts.
Out of the 1,824 Acts, 227 Acts (including Appropriation Acts enacted by parliament for the states under President's Rule) have been identified to be repealed by state governments and they have been requested to take necessary action to repeal them.
A list of remaining 422 Central Acts was circulated among all the ministries/departments for their comments on repeal of Acts pertaining to their respective ministries/departments. Till date, 73 ministries/departments including legislative department have given their comments and have agreed to repeal 105 Acts and disagreed to repeal 139 Acts.
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