Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws

NEW DELHI: In its effort to weed out archaic and dead statutes, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill to scrap 58 laws which have lost their relevance.

The NDA Government in its two terms has sent to the chopping block 1824 old laws which had become redundant.

After the Repealing and Amendment Bill, 2019 gets parliamentary nod, 137 laws, which according to the Government, have lost their relevance will be scrapped in the next lot.

The list of the 58 laws which will be repealed was not immediately available, but sources in the Government said most are Acts which were enacted to amend principal or main laws. (AGENCIES)