The Lok Sabha on 8 December 2014 passed the Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2014 to repeal obsolete Acts. The Bill passed by voice vote seeks to repeal 90 laws and pass amendment to two laws.
The Bill was introduced by the Union Minister of Law and Justice D V Sadananda Gowda in Lok Sabha on 3 December 2014. It was introduced as a periodic measure for updating the list of laws in force.
Provisions of the Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2014
• The Bill intends to repeal certain enactments as well as to amend certain other enactments which have either become obsolete or their retention as separate Acts is unnecessary.
• The Bill repeals certain laws that have been listed in the First Schedule of the Bill.
• As many as 90 Acts listed in the First Schedule of the Bill have been proposed to be repealed
• Out of the 90 acts, 88 are being repealed entirely as they are amendment acts and the changes have been incorporated into the principal acts.
• Besides, the Bill also proposes to amend the Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008 and the Indian Maritime University Act, 2008 to rectify typographical errors
• The Bill proposes amendments to some laws including the Arbitration Act and Motor Vehicles Act to bring down pendency of cases in the courts.
Who: Lok Sabha
When: 8 December 2014