The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019

The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019


Major points

  • The Parliament has passed the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019.
  • The bill seeks to repeal certain enactments and to amend certain other enactments.
  • It provides for repealing fifty-eight old Laws including the Beedi Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1976, and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2001 which have no relevance today.
  • It also repeals the Tea (Amendment) Act, 1980, the Central Road Fund (Amendment) Act, 2007, and the Central Universities Act, 2009.
  • It seeks to make minor amendments to the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the India Institutes of Management Act, 2017.
  • The Bill has been passed to ensure minimum legislation and maximum governance. A periodic review of old laws is a part of governance.
  • Since 2014, the government has repealed 1428 obsolete central laws.

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