New Delhi, Aug 2 : Parliament on Friday gave nod to repeal 58 old laws which have become obsolete and serve no purpose anymore.
Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while replying on The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019 said in Rajya Sabha that there was a need to have a robust mechanism for periodic scrutiny of such laws which serve no purpose in the country.
Earlier, moving The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019, Prasad said that after the BJP-led government came to power, it has repealed 1,428 old and archaic laws. He also added that removing old laws must become a part of good governance.
The Minister said that most of the laws being repealed date back to the British era. The Minister thanked all members for their participation in discussion and giving meaningful suggestions.
Participating in the debate, JD (U) Kahkashan Perween compared the government's move with Swachhta Abhiyan.`` Like we remove dirt during cleanliness drive, similarly we should also remove obsolete laws,'' he said. BJD's Prashanta Nanda termed the Bill as an 'innocent bill' as no fights or heated exchanges took place during the discussion. He further added that there is a need to remove the unnecessary burden. He also asked the Minister to look into Cinematographer Act.
The Bill was supported by all parties cutting across the political spectrum, including the main opposition party Congress. Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on July 29. (UNI)