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Govt committee identifies over 200 ‘outdated’ laws for repeal

jaipur Updated: Jun 18, 2015 09:18 IST
Sachin Saini
Sachin Saini
Hindustan Times
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The Rajasthan government has identified over 200 laws that are outdated and are likely to be repealed – a move apparently in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s poll promise of doing away with archaic laws that affect governance adversely, official sources said here.

The state government constituted a committee headed by additional chief secretary ( administration and reform department) on April 2 to review the laws governing various departments.

After the review the committee has identified 41 principal and 170 amending acts which are outdated and of no use, sources in the government said.

The state government constituted a committee headed by additional chief secretary (administration and reform department) on April 2 to review the laws governing various departments. After the review, the committee has identified 41 principal and 170 amending acts which are outdated and of no use.

Maximum number of obsolete acts were from the revenue department, followed by urban development, housing and education departments, they said.

During the review, it was found that there were over 50 acts of which copies were not traceable, and because of the ongoing exercise they were dug out.

The respective departments have now been asked to study these acts and suggest which needs to be repealed, government sources said.

There were more than 50 acts of which copies were not traceable, and because of the ongoing exercise they were dug out Some principal acts likely to be repealed are: Fraser Bridge Act, Rajasthan Municipal Elections Validity Act 1961, Rajasthan Finance Agriculture Income Tax Act 1958 etc After 1964, it is for the second time that the laws are being reviewed.

After 1964, it is for the second time that the laws are being reviewed to remove the redundant acts. The committee is also reviewing some acts made by central government for the state during the President’s Rule, and need to be repealed, the sources said.

The first ever act of Rajasthan framed in 1949 was Rajasthan police integration ordinance issued by then Raj Pramukhrelevance of such acts needs to be reviewed, the sources said.

In addition to it, other acts like Rajasthan gambling ordinance (1949), Rajasthan Mrityu Bhoj Act, Mewar Shishu Hitkari Sabha Act, Rajasthan Industrial Tribunal Validation Act etc are some of them of which were reviewed for their relevance in today’s time.

The whole process of identification of outdated laws is in initial stage, but once completed it will ease out complications and help the people, the sources said. In the next phase the acts with equal states will be merged to lessen the confusion. On the completion of the whole exercise the acts will be digitized and open to public view on government portals.