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PM set up a Ramanujam committee to identify obsolete laws

Aug 28, 2014 15:16 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 August 2014 set up a Ramanujam committee to identify obsolete laws. The committee will identify the laws which they believed hamper governance by creating avoidable confusion.

The Committee will be chaired by R. Ramanujam, Secretary in the PMO, V.K. Bhasin, former Secretary, Legislative Department, will be its other member.
 
The committee will submit its report in three months and on the basis of its recommendations a bill will be introduced in Parliament in the winter session. The committee will examine Acts and Rules which may have become obsolete within the last 10 to 15 years.

Background

Earlier, in 1998, Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had appointed a committee on the review of Administrative Laws.
The committee recommended repealing some 1382 Acts, out of which only 415 have been repealed so far.

The newly-constituted Committee will examine all Acts recommended to be repealed by the Committee on Review of Administrative Laws.

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