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Bill to repeal 131 redundant laws introduced in LS

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A bill to repeal 131 redundant laws, including the one dealing with transfer of money of people to who had left after the partition, was introduced in today.

The Repealing and Amendment (second) Bill, 2017 seeks to scrap 131 acts, nine ordinances created by the then Governors General and rectify certain mistakes made in three laws.

The bill was introduced in the by Minister

One of the oldest laws it seeks to repeal is the Caste Disabilities Removal Act of 1850.

The Transfer of Evacuee Act, 1954 -- which is also on the chopping block -- was enacted to provide, following an agreement with Pakistan, for the transfer to that country of certain belonging to people who had shifted there after the partition and receipt in of similar deposits belonging to displaced persons.

A two-member committee constituted by the PMO, the Commission and the Legislative Department had identified 1,824 redundant and obsolete Central Acts for repeal.

Four Acts have so far been enacted to repeal 1,175 Central Acts between May, 2014 and August, 2016 by Parliament.

Of the 1,824 Acts, 227 including Appropriation Acts enacted by Parliament for the states under President's Rule have been identified for repeal by the respective state governments.

Various ministries have also "disagreed" to the repealing of about 139 Acts due to various reasons.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 19:13 IST