Centre approves bill for repealing 295 acts


New Delhi: The central government on Thursday approved a bill seeking the annulment of 295 obsolete acts. The acts have been declared redundant by the respective Central Ministries and to remove them the Repealing and Amending (Fourth Bill), 2015 will be introduced in the Lok Sabha.

The bill is a periodical measure by which enactments which have ceased to be in force or have become obsolete are repealed.

According to the data compiled by the Legislative Department of the Law Ministry, 125 archaic laws have been repealed with the passage of two similar bills in Parliament. The Law Ministry has identified 1,871 more laws which have lost relevance today. Once another two bills, which are pending parliamentary approval, are cleared, 945 laws will be repealed.