December 28, 2020

Odisha Channel Bureau
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Monday accepted the State Law Commission’s recommendation to repeal as many as Acts of the State Legislature enacted between 1974 and 2016.
The Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided to accept the recommendation of the State Law Commission of Odisha and take steps for enactment of the Odisha Repealing Bill, 2020 which will repeal 206 numbers of Acts.

According to the press brief issued after the Cabinet meeting, the 206 Acts were identified by the Law Department for their repeal in consultation with the concerned administrative Departments as they have become redundant.

“Most of the said Acts and amending Acts and after they have into force, the amendments sought to be made by them get lodged in the respective Principal Acts. Hence, there is no necessity to retain these Acts anymore in the Statute Book,” the Cabinet brief said.

Simultaneously some Acts were enacted for a particular purpose as one-time measure which after coming into force loses their necessity, the note added,

In its report dated December 21, the State Law Commission recommended to repeal these 206 Acts on the ground that they have become either redundant or obsolete and thus, this exercise would serve the purpose of removing the burden from the Statute Book while removing confusion from the minds of public. This would also contribute to good governance.

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