Report No. 248
26. Oudh Laws Act, Act 18 of 1876
Category: State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
Recommendation: Repeal in consultation with relevant state(s)
The Act was enacted to amend and declare the laws to be administered in the princely state of Oudh. These laws dealt with matters such as issues related to land revenue, and questions regarding adoption, guardianship, succession, and partition. Oudh is now a region in Uttar Pradesh called Awadh and ceases to exist as a separate administrative unit. Hence, this law is redundant.