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Indian Government to repeal 105 old laws in the country

"After careful examination and consultation with various Ministries and Departments, four Acts have been enacted to repeal 1,175 Central Acts during the period May, 2014 to August, 2016 by Parliament. A list of remaining 422 Central Acts was circulated among all the Ministries and Departments for their comments", the law minister said

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 19 Jan 2017 6:00 AM GMT

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New Delhi: The Indian government has decided to introduce the Repealing and Amending Bill 2017, after the Union Cabinet gave its nod to repeal 105 old laws in the country.

Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said in New Delhi on Wednesday that the Cabinet has approved introduction of the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 to repeal the old laws in Parliament.

As many as 1,824 redundant and obselete Central Acts were identified to be repealed by the two Member Committee constituted by the PMO. The committee was formed up of the Law Commission of India and the Legislative Department, said Prasad.

"After careful examination and consultation with various Ministries and Departments, four Acts have been enacted to repeal 1,175 Central Acts during the period May, 2014 to August, 2016 by Parliament. A list of remaining 422 Central Acts was circulated among all the Ministries and Departments for their comments", the law minister said.

He further stated that till date, 73 Ministries and Departments including Legislative Department have sent their comments whereby they have agreed to repeal 105 Acts and disagreed to repeal about 139 Acts. On the basis of the comments and concurrence received from the Ministries and Departments, 105 Acts have been identified for repeal by this Department, said Prasad.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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