The central government has managed to weed out as many 1500 redundant laws from statute books and more will relegate to history during the winter session of the Parliament.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju told reporters in Shillong that unnecessary laws are a burden to the common man.
“We have decided to remove all obsolete and archaic laws enacted long time back that have no relevance in today’s time, from the statute book,” he said.
Rijiju said that laws are meant to bring something good about the common people and not to trouble them. Laws are meant to facilitate the justice or to prescribe certain mechanism to ensure the lives of the common people are as normal as possible, he added.
Informing that they have already removed more than 1500 laws the Union Law Minister said that he is getting ready to introduce many more repugnant acts in the coming winter session of the Parliament for removal.
Rijiju who recently sparked a controversy by terming the collegium system “opaque” and that judges spend half their times spent in deciding who to appoint as judges instead of delivering justice said his stance will not change.
He disagreed that the statement brought in criticism but appreciated. “I have to ensure that the justice delivery mechanism in our country has to be robust. When we delay in delivering off the justice to the common man, then the purpose itself is defeated,” he said.
The Union Law Minister said that he has defined the roles of judiciary, executive and legislature. “Our roles are defined and we need not get into somebody’s territory and get into unnecessary diversion of the rules. Rather than that one must concentrate and focus and remain within the realm of the responsibilities defined by the Constitution of India,” he added