Under General Clauses Act, 1897, Section 6 ‘Repeal’ refers to the entire abrogation or obliteration of one Act by another from the statute book ‘as if it had never been passed’. As per Article 245 of the constitution, ‘Extent of laws made by Parliament and by the Legislatures of the States‘. This gives the power to both Parliament and the state legislatures to enact and repeal a law. The Repealing and Amending Act gives the legislative body the power to repeal them. The Act was first passed in 1950, and it repealed 72 statutes.
- Analysing the term ‘Repeal a law’
- Process of Repealing a law
- Need for Repealing a law