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Bill to end obsolete acts

New Delhi, Aug. 11 (PTI): A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today to repeal 36 acts that have “outlived their utility”, including one that amends marriage laws.

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2014, which seeks to remove such amendment acts and principal acts from the statute books.

“The bill is one of those periodical measures by which enactments which have ceased to be in force or have become obsolete or the retention whereof as separate act is unnecessary are repealed or by which the formal defects detected in enactments are corrected,” said the statement of objects and reasons of the bill.

The decision is in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda to do away with archaic laws that hinder efficient governance.

This is the first time since 2001 that such an exercise is being undertaken by the law ministry.