Laws Approved by Parliament Take 261 Days to Be Enforced (Download PDF)

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It takes an average of 261 days for a parliamentary law to be enforced. It is a source from report by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. After receiving presidential assent, implementation of law requires two more steps. Half of laws analyzed entered into force within six months.

Parliament House in New Delhi

Parliament House in New Delhi

Parliament House in New Delhi

Highlights

  • Most members of Parliament (MPs) are unaware of how long it takes for rules to be framed for bringing a law into force.
  • After receiving presidential assent, implementation of law requires two more steps:
  1. Government must bring it into force through notification in Official Gazette.
  2. The second step is integral to practical working of law - is framing of rules.
  • Most laws require rules in accordance with law - for its implementation -approved by legislature, before they are presented to each house of parliament.
  • According to a report by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy It takes an average of 261 days for a parliamentary law to come into force.
  • The report analyzed 44 laws enacted by Parliament between 2006 and 2015 and calculated average number of days between a law receiving presidential assent and coming into force.
  • More than half of laws analyzed entered into force within six months.
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About Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

  • It is an independent think-tank doing legal research and assisting government in making better laws.
  • It is a not-for-profit company set up under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956.
  • It works with Ministries of Government of India and State Governments, as well as other public institutions, providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making.
  • Areas of research: Judicial Reform, Public Health and Environmental Justice, Education Law.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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