New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the constitution of the committee to identify obsolete laws of the country, said Press Information Bureau report.
The newly-constituted committee has been asked to submit its report on the obsolete laws within three months so that it can be introduced in the winter session of the parliament.
The committee will be examining all Acts recommended to be repealed by the Committee on Review of Administrative Laws, which had been appointed by the Union Government of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in 1998.
Modi has expressed concern that out of the 1382 Acts recommended for repeal by that committee, only 415 have been repealed so far. He has called for a focused and result-oriented exercise to systematically weed out archaic laws and rules.
The Committee will also examine Acts and Rules which may have become obsolete within the last ten to fifteen years.
The committee will be chaired by PMO secretary R Ramanujam and former Secretary Legislative Department VK Bhasin will be its other member.
Meanwhile, the BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that the party welcomes the step and once the report will be out more details will be made public.