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Report No. 248

Appendix - V
(refer para of the report)

List of Statutes for Further Study with a view to Assess Suitability for Repeal

S. No. Act Year Act No. Category
1. Bengal Indigo Contracts Act 1836 10 Land Laws
2. Bengal Districts Act 1836 21 Laws Relating to Administration and Development of Local Areas
3. Madras Public Property Malverisation Act 1837 36 Land Laws
4. Bengal Bonded Warehouse Association Act 1838 5 Trade and Commerce
5. Coasting Vessels Act 1838 19 Maritime Law; Shipping and Inland Navigation
6. Madras Rent and Revenue Sales Act 1839 7 Land Revenue
7. Bengal Land Revenue Sales Act 1841 12 Land Revenue
8. Revenue, Bombay 1842 13 Land Revenue
9. Revenue Commissioners, Bombay 1842 17 Land Revenue
10. Sales of Land for Revenue Arrears 1845 1 Land Revenue
11. Boundary-marks, Bombay 1846 3 Maritime Law; Shipping and Inland Navigation
12. Boundaries 1847 1 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
13. Bengal Alluvion and Diluvion Act 1847 9 Land Laws
14. Bengal Landholders' Attendance Act 1848 20 Land Revenue
15. Madras Revenue Commissioner Act 1849 10 Land Revenue
16. Public Accountants' Defaults Act 1850 12 Government Employees
17. Judicial Officers Protection Act 1850 18 Administration of Justice
18. Caste Disabilities Removal Act 1850 21 Personal Laws
19. Calcutta Land Revenue Act 1850 23 Land Revenue
20. Forfeited Deposits Act 1850 25 Land Laws
21. Improvement in Towns Act 1850 26 Laws Relating to Administration and Development of Local Areas
22. Public Servants (Inquiries) Act 1850 37 Government Employees
23. Indian Tolls Act 1851 8 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
24. Madras City Land Revenue Act 1851 12 Land Revenue
25. Sheriffs' Fees Act 1852 8 Administration of Justice
26. Bombay Rent-free Estates Act 1852 11 Land Laws
27. Rent Recovery Act 1853 6 Land Revenue
28. Shore Nuisances (Bombay and Kolaba) Act 1853 11 Maritime Law; Shipping and Inland Navigation
29. Bengal Bonded Warehouse Association Act 1854 5 Trade and Commerce
30. Police (Agra), Act 1854 16 Criminal Justice
31. Legal Representatives' Suits Act 1855 12 Civil Procedure
32. Usury Laws Repeal Act 1855 28 Financial Laws
33. Bengal Embankment Act 1855 32 Transportation and Infrastructure
34. Sonthal Parganas Act 1855 37 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
35. Indian Bills of Lading Act 1856 9 Trade and Commerce
36. Calcutta Land Revenue Act 1856 18 Land Revenue
37. Bengal Chaukidari Act 1856 20 Criminal Justice
38. Tobacco Duty (Town of Bombay) Act 1857 4 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
39. Oriental Gas Company 1857 5 Energy Laws
40. Madras Uncovenanted Officers' Act 1857 7 Government Employees
41. Sonthal Parganas Act 1857 10 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
42. Howrah Offences Act 1857 21 Criminal Justice
43. Madras Compulsory Labour Act 1858 1 Labour Laws
44. Bengal Ghatwali Lands Act 1859 5 Land Laws
45. Bengal Rent Act 1859 10 Rent and Tenancy
46. Bengal Land Revenue Sales Act 1859 11 Land Revenue
47. Calcutta Pilots Act 1859 12 Criminal Justice
48. Madras District Police Act 1859 24 Criminal Justice
49. Stage-Carriages Act 1861 16 Transportation and Infrastructure
50. Government Seal Act 1862 3 Residuary Laws relating to Administration
51. Excise (Spirits) Act 1863 16 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
52. Partition of Revenue-paying Estates 1863 19 Land Laws
53. Waste-Lands (Claims) Act 1863 23 Land Laws
54. Indian Tolls Act 1864 15 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
55. Converts' Marriage Dissolution Act 1866 21 Personal Laws
56. Oudh Sub-settlement Act 1866 26 Land Laws
57. Ganges Tolls Act 1867 1 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
58. Public Gambling Act 1867 3 Criminal Justice
59. Oriental Gas Company 1867 11 Energy Laws
60. Sarais Act 1867 22 Trade and Commerce
61. Oudh Estates Act 1869 1 Land Laws
62. Bombay Civil Courts Act 1869 14 Administration of Justice
63. Court Fees Act 1870 7 Administration of Justice
64. Oudh Taluqdars' Relief Act 1870 24 Land Laws
65. Bengal Sessions Courts Act 1871 19 Administration of Justice
66. Dehra Dun Act 1871 21 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
67. Pensions Act 1871 23 Government Employees
68. Punjab Laws Act 1872 4 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
69. Indian Christian Marriage Act 1872 15 Personal Laws
70. Madras Civil Courts Act 1873 3 Administration of Justice
71. Government Savings Banks Act 1873 5 Banking and Insurance
72. Northern India Canal and Drainage Act 1873 8 Transportation and Infrastructure
73. North-Western Provinces Village and Road Police Act 1873 16 Criminal Justice
74. Married Women's Property Act 1874 3 Personal Laws
75. Foreign Recruiting Act 1874 4 International Relations
76. Laws Local Extent Act 1874 15 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
77. Indian Law Reports Act 1875 18 Administration of Justice
78. Central Provinces Laws Act 1875 20 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
79. Chota Nagpur Encumbered Estates Act 1876 6 Land Laws
80. Bombay Revenue Jurisdiction Act 1876 10 Land Revenue
81. Bombay Municipal Debentures Act 1876 15 Financial Laws
82. Oudh Laws Act 1876 18 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
83. Dramatic Performances Act 1876 19 Criminal Justice
84. Broach and Kaira Incumbered Estates Act 1877 14 Land Laws
85. Indian Treasure-trove Act 1878 6 Property Law
86. Elephants' Preservation Act 1879 6 Environmental Law
87. Dekkhan Agriculturists' Relief Act 1879 17 Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
88. Raipur and Khattra Laws Act 1879 19 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
89. Municipal Taxation Act 1881 11 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
90. Fort William Act 1881 13 Criminal Justice
91. Obstructions in Fairways Act 1881 16 Maritime Law; Shipping and Inland Navigation
92. Central Provinces Land Revenue Act 1881 18 Land Revenue
93. Madras Forest (Validation) Act 1882 21 Environmental Law
94. Bikrama Singh's Estates Act 1883 10 Land Laws
95. Land Improvement Loans Act 1883 19 Land Laws
96. Punjab District Boards Act 1883 20 Laws Relating to Administration and Development of Local Areas
97. Agriculturists' Loans Act 1884 12 Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
98. Bengal Tenancy Act 1885 8 Rent and Tenancy
99. Land Acquisition (Mines) Act 1885 18 Land Laws
100. Mirzapur Stone Mahal Act 1886 5 Industries
101. Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1886 6 Symbols, Records and Statistics
102. Indian Tramways Act 1886 11 Transportation and Infrastructure
103. Oudh Wasikas Act 1886 21 Labour Laws
104. Bengal, Agra and Assam Civil Courts Act 1887 12 Administration of Justice
105. Punjab Tenancy Act 1887 16 Rent and Tenancy
106. Punjab Land Revenue Act 1887 17 Land Revenue
107. King of Oudh's Estate Act 1887 19 Land Laws
108. Indian Tolls Act 1888 8 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
109. City of Bombay Municipal (Supplementary) Act 1888 12 Administration of Justice
110. King of Oudh's Estate Act 1888 14 Land Laws
111. Revenue Recovery Act 1890 1 Land Revenue
112. Excise (Malt Liquors) Act 1890 13 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
113. United Provinces Act 1890 20 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
114. Murshidabad Act 1891 15 Land Laws
115. Colonial Courts of Admiralty (India) Act 1891 16 Administration of Justice
116. Marriages Validation Act 1892 2 Personal Laws
117. Bengal Military Police Act 1892 5 Defence of India and Armed Forces
118. Madras City Civil Court Act 1892 7 Administration of Justice
119. Government Management of Private Estates Act 1892 10 Land Revenue
120. Porahat Estate Act 1893 2 Land Laws
121. Government Grants Act 1895 15 Property Law
122. Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 3 Public Health
123. Amending Act 1897 5 Residuary Laws relating to Administration
124. Reformatory Schools Act 1897 8 Woman and Child Development
125. Indian Short Titles Act 1897 14 Residuary Laws relating to Administration
126. Lepers Act 1898 3 Public Health
127. Live-stock Importation Act 1898 9 Public Health
128. Central Provinces Tenancy Act 1898 11 Rent and Tenancy
129. Government Buildings Act 1899 4 Laws Relating to Administration and Development of Local Areas
130. Church of Scotland Kirk Sessions Act 1899 23 Charitable and Religious Institutions; Co-operative Societies
131. Central Provinces Court of Wards Act 1899 24 Property Law
132. Indian Tolls (Army and Air Force) Act 1901 2 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
133. Amending Act 1901 11 Residuary Laws relating to Administration
134. Indian Tramways Act 1902 4 Transportation and Infrastructure
135. Amending Act 1903 1 Residuary Laws relating to Administration
136. Indian Railway Board Act 1905 4 Transportation and Infrastructure
137. Central Provinces Financial Commissioners Act 1908 13 Land Revenue
138. Indian Criminal Law Amendment Act 1908 14 Criminal Justice
139. Prevention of Seditious Meetings Act 1911 10 Criminal Justice
140. Co-operative Societies Act 1912 2 Charitable and Religious Institutions; Co-operative Societies
141. Bengal, Bihar and Orissa and Assam Laws Act 1912 7 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
142. Wild Birds and Animals Protection Act 1912 8 Environmental Law
143. Delhi Laws Act 1912 13 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
144. Official Trustees Act 1913 2 Property Law
145. White Phosphorus Matches Prohibition Act 1913 5 Industries
146. Mussalman Wakf Validating Act 1913 6 Charitable and Religious Institutions; Co-operative Societies
147. Local Authorities Loans Act 1914 9 Financial Laws
148. Delhi Laws Act 1915 7 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
149. Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Baronetcy Act 1915 10 Property Law
150. Indian Medical Degrees Act 1916 7 Legal, Medical and Other Professions
151. Hindu Disposition of Property Act 1916 15 Personal Laws
152. Destruction of Records Act 1917 5 Symbols, Records and Statistics
153. King of Oudh's Estate Validation Act 1917 12 Land Laws
154. Post Office Cash Authorities Act 1917 18 Financial Laws
155. Usurious Loans Act 1918 10 Financial Laws
156. Local Authorities Pensions and Gratuities Act 1919 1 Government Employees
157. Passport (Entry into India) Act 1920 34 Citizenship; Admission into; Emigration to, and Expulsion from, India; and Cross-border Movement
158. Maintenance Orders Enforcement Act 1921 18 Civil Procedure
159. Police (Incitement to Disaffection) Act 1922 22 Criminal Justice
160. Indian Naval Armament Act 1923 7 Defence of India and Armed Forces
161. Mussalman Wakf Act 1923 42 Charitable and Religious Institutions; Co-operative Societies
162. Indian Soldiers (Litigation) Act 1925 4 Defence of India and Armed Forces
163. Bengal Criminal Law Amendment (Supplementary) 1925 8 Criminal Justice
164. Madras, Bengal and Bombay Children (Supplementary) Act 1925 35 Woman and Child Development
165. Indian Bar Councils Act 1926 38 Legal, Medical and Other Professions
166. Hindu Inheritance (Removal of Disabilities) Act 1928 12 Personal Laws
167. Transfer of Property (Amendment) Supplementary Act 1929 21 Property Law
168. Hindu Gains of Learning Act 1930 30 Personal Laws
169. Mussalman Wakf Validating Act 1930 32 Charitable and Religious Institutions; Co-operative Societies
170. Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1931 16 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
171. Sheriff of Calcutta (Power of Custody) Act 1931 20 Criminal Justice
172. Public Suits Validation Act 1932 11 Civil Procedure
173. Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 1932 23 Criminal Justice
174. Bengal Suppression of Terrorist Outrages (Supplementary) Act 1932 24 Criminal Justice
175. Children (Pledging of Labour) Act 1933 2 Labour Laws
176. Murshidabad Estate Administration Act 1933 23 Land Laws
177. Sugarcane Act 1934 15 Food and Public Distribution
178. Assam Criminal Law Amendment (Supplementary) Act 1934 27 Criminal Justice
179. Jubbalpore and Chhattisgarh Divisions (Divorce Proceedings) Validation Act 1935 13 Personal Laws
180. Decrees and Orders Validating Act 1936 5 Administration of Justice
181. Bangalore Marriages Validating Act 1936 16 Personal Laws
182. Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act 1937 1 Consumer Affairs
183. Arya Marriage Validation Act 1937 19 Personal Laws
184. Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 1938 20 Criminal Justice
185. Employers' Liability Act 1938 24 Labour Laws
186. Registration of Foreigners Act 1939 16 Citizenship; Admission into; Emigration to, andExpulsion from, India; and Cross-border Movement
187. Berar Laws Act 1941 4 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
188. Delhi Restriction of Uses of Land Act 1941 12 Land Laws
189. Railways (Local Authorities' Taxation) Act 1941 25 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
190. War Injuries (Compensation Insurance) Act 1943 23 Labour Laws
191. Public Debt Act 1944 18 Financial Laws
192. Mica Mines Labour Welfare Fund Act 1946 22 Labour Laws
193. Rehabilitation Finance Administration Act 1948 12 Social Welfare
194. Junagarh Administration (Property) Act 1948 26 Land Laws
195. Continuance of Legal Proceedings Act 1948 38 Administration of Justice
196. Indian Matrimonial Causes (War Marriages) Act 1948 40 Personal Laws
197. Bombay Public Security Measures (Delhi Amendment) Act 1948 52 Criminal Justice
198. Mangrol and Manavadar (Administration of Property) Act 1949 2 Land Laws
199. West Godavari District (Assimilation of Laws on Federal Subjects) Act 1949 20 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
200. Delhi Hotels (Control of Accommodation) Act 1949 24 Laws Relating to Administration of Union Territories and Delhi
201. Requisitioned Land (Apportionment of Compensation) Act 1949 51 Land Laws
202. Merged States (Laws) Act 1949 59 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
203. State Bank of Samastha Act 1950 * Banking and Insurance
204. Union Territories (Laws) Act 1950 30 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
205. Opium and Revenue Laws (Extension of Application) Act 1950 33 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
206. Ajmer Tenancy and Land Records Act 1950 42 Rent and Tenancy
207. Road Transport Corporations Act 1950 64 Transportation and Infrastructure
208. Cooch-Behar (Assimilation of Laws) Act 1950 67 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
209. Khaddar (Protection of Name) Act 1950 78 Intellectual Property Law
210. Part B States (Laws) Act 1951 3 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
211. Companies (Donations to National Funds) Act 1951 54 Corporate Laws
212. Part C States Miscellaneous Laws (Repealing) Act 1951 66 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
213. Part B States Marriages Validating Act 1952 1 Personal Laws
214. Indian Independence Pakistan Courts (Pending Proceedings) Act 1952 9 Administration of Justice
215. Delhi and Ajmer Rent Control Act 1952 38 Rent and Tenancy
216. Lushai Hills District (Change of Name) Act 1954 18 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
217. State Acquisition of Lands for Union Purposes (Validation) Act 1954 23 Land Laws
218. Chandernagore (Merger) Act 1954 36 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
219. Bar Councils (Validation of State Laws) Act 1956 4 Legal, Medical and Other Professions
220. Industrial Disputes (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1956 36 Labour Laws
221. Newspaper (Price and Page) Act 1956 45 Media, Communications and Publishing
222. Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1956 93 Media, Communications and Publishing
223. Women's and Children's Institutions (Licensing) Act 1956 105 Woman and Child Development
224. Gift-tax Act 1958 18 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
225. Manipur and Tripura (Repeal of Laws) Act 1958 35 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
226. Orissa Weights and Measures (Delhi Repeal) Act 1958 57 Consumer Affairs
227. Travancore-Cochin Vehicles Taxation (Amendment and Validation) Act 1959 42 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
228. Tripura Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act 1960 43 Land Revenue
229. Mahendra Pratap Singh Estate (Repeal) Act 1960 48 Land Laws
230. British Statutes (Application to India) Repeal Act 1960 57 State Reorganisation and Extension of Laws
231. Preference Shares (Regulation of Dividends) Act 1960 63 Corporate Laws
232. Delhi (Urban Areas) Tenants' Relief Act 1961 30 Rent and Tenancy
233. Newspaper (Price and Page Continuance) Act 1961 36 Media, Communications and Publishing
234. Land Acquisition (Amendment) Act 1962 31 Land Laws
235. Companies (Profits) Surtax Act 1964 7 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
236. Land Acquisition (Amendment and Validation) Act 1967 13 Land Laws
237. Anti-Corruption Laws (Amendment) Act 1967 16 Criminal Justice
238. Standards of Weights and Measures (Extension to Kohima and Mokochung Districts) Act 1967 25 Consumer Affairs
239. Delhi and Ajmer Rent Control (Nasirabad Cantonment Repeal) Act 1968 49 Rent and Tenancy
240. Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Amendment and Validation Act 1971 54 Energy Laws
241. Former Secretary of State Service Officers (Conditions of Service) Act 1971 56 Government Employees
242. Uttar Pradesh Cantonments (Control of Rent and Eviction) Repeal Act 1971 68 Rent and Tenancy
243. East-Punjab Urban Rent Restriction (Extension to Chandigarh) Act 1974 54 Rent and Tenancy
244. Untouchability (Offences) Amendment and Miscellaneous Provision Act 1976 106 Criminal Justice
245. General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Act 1985 3 Banking and Insurance
246. Administrative Tribunals (Amendment) Act 1986 19 Tribunals
247. Shipping Development Fund Committee (Abolition) Act 1986 66 Maritime Law; Shipping and Inland Navigation
248. Destructive Insects and Pests (Amendment and Validation) Act 1992 12 Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
249. Betwa River Board (Amendment) Act 1993 49 Transportation and Infrastructure
250. Delhi Rent Act 1995 33 Rent and Tenancy
251. Industrial Reconstruction Bank (Transfer of Undertakings and Repeal) Act 1997 7 Banking and Insurance
252. Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Repeal Act 1999 15 Land Laws
253. Central Industrial Security Force (Amendment and Validation) Act 1999 40 Industries
254. Unit Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act 2002 58 Financial Laws
255. Industrial Development Bank (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act 2003 53 Banking and Insurance
256. Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Repeal Act 2004 1 Corporate Laws
257. Customs and Central Excise Laws (Repeal) Act 2004 25 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
258. Prevention of Terrorism (Repeal) Act 2004 26 Criminal Justice
259. Produce Cess Laws (Abolition) Act 2006 46 Taxes, Tolls and Cess Laws
260. Indian Rifles (Repeal) Act 2006 49 Criminal Justice
261. State Bank of Saurashtra (Repeal) and the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Amendment Act, 2009 2009 48 Banking and Insurance


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