Repealing and Amending Act, 2017

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Repealing and Amending Act, 2017
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Territorial extent

India

Enacted by
Passed

19 December 2017

Enacted by
Passed

28 December 2017

Assented to

5 January 2018

Commenced

8 January 2018

Legislative history
Status: Spent

The Repealing and Amending Act, 2017 is an Act of the Parliament of India that repealed 104 Acts, and also partially repealed three sections of the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2007, and made minor amendments to three other Acts to correct typographical errors. The Act was the fourth such repealing act tabled by the Narendra Modi administration aimed at repealing obsolete laws.

Background and legislative history

Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocated the repeal of old laws during his 2014 general election campaign. At the 2015 Economic Times Global Business Summit, Modi stated, "Our country suffers from an excess of old and unnecessary laws which obstruct people and businesses. We began the exercise of identifying unnecessary laws and repealing them. 1,877 Central laws have been identified for repeal."[1]

The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 9 February 2017 by the Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad. The bill sought to repeal 104 Acts, including over 20 Acts enacted before independence. It also sought to repeal three sections of the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2007, and make minor amendments to three other Acts to correct typographical errors.[2]

The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 19 December 2017 and by the Rajya Sabha on 28 December 2017. The bill received assent from President Ram Nath Kovind on 5 January 2018, and was notified in The Gazette of India on 8 January 2018.[3]

Repealed Acts

The 104 Acts included in the bill's First Schedule were completely repealed.

Year Act No. Short title
1 1850 XXXVII The Public Servants (Inquiries) Act, 1850
2 1852 VIII The Sheriffs' Fees Act, 1852
3 1866 XXI The Converts' Marriage Dissolution Act, 1866

See also

References

  1. http://niti.gov.in/content/repealing-old-statutes
  2. "PRS | Bill Track | The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017". www.prsindia.org. Retrieved 19 February 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2018/181637.pdf