Parliament passes Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019

Parliament has passed Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019 that seeks to repeal certain enactments and to amend certain other enactments. The bill provides for repealing 58 old and obsolete laws which have no relevance at present and makes minor amendments to two other laws. It was introduced in Lok Sabha on 25 July 2019 by Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019

Repealing certain laws in whole: Bill repeals 68 laws that have been listed in 1st Schedule of Bill.

These include: (1) Beedi Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1976 (2) Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2001.

Amendment of certain laws: Bill makes minor amendments to two Acts which relate to substitution of certain words. These two Acts are: (1) Income Tax Act (IT), 1961 and (2) India Institutes of Management (IIM) Act, 2017.

NOTE: Since NDA government came to power for 1st term in 2014, it started identifying obsolete laws and has so far repealed 1,428 old and archaic central Acts and about 75 laws which Centre drafted for states in view of President rule have also been repealed till date. This periodic review of old laws is part of governance.




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