Modi government repeals 125 obsolete laws; 945 more facing axe


  • Over 120 obsolete laws have been repealed by the Narendra Modi government, while another 945 which have lost relevance are awaiting Parliamentary approval to lose their place in statute books.
  • 1,871 more laws have been identified, which have lost relevance today. They are planning  to bring bills to get them repealed.
  • Between 1950 and 2001, over 100 Acts were repealed.
  • A large number of Appropriation Acts passed in the past several years have lost their meaning but these are still shown on statute books. Appropriation Acts are intended to operate for a limited period of time — authorising expenditures for the duration of one financial year.

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