On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi has approved the set-up of a committee which will examine all the laws that were recommended to be repealed by the Committee on Review of Administrative Laws appointed by the Union Government under Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998. The committee is set up to identify the laws in the country which have become obsolete in the last 10-15 years and to recommend which laws need to be repealed.
PM Modi has shown his concern over that fact that in the last 16 years only 415 laws have been repealed out of the 1382 Acts that were recommended by the earlier committee.
This step by PM Modi is in furtherance of his agenda to weed out archaic rules and procedures, which hamper the governance process by causing unnecessary confusion. The committee will submit its report at the end of three months so as to facilitate the introduction of a comprehensive bill on the basis of its recommendations in the winter session of Parliament.
PM Modi has called for a focused and result-oriented exercise to systematically weed out archaic laws and rules.