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National Council discusses issues related to delays in the implementation of Acts today

Posted on :20 June 2016

Reporting the findings of the study carried out by the Legislative Committee, Hon’ble Sangay Khandu (Samtse) reported that the Parliament has adopted 36 Acts since 2008. While some of the Acts have been implemented immediately, others were partially implemented, meaning only some provisions of the Acts have come into force. He reported that the Committee found out that there were also some Acts which were never implemented at all.

He said that the non-implementation or partial implementations of those Acts were attributed to delay in formulation of rules and regulations subsequent to the adoption of the Act by Parliament. This has also attributed to the delay in implementation of the Acts by at least six months for some Acts and as much as six years for others. The average time taken to implement an Act was two years, reported the Committee.

To this, some of the Hon’ble Members submitted that there was no reason an Act should be delayed for implementation by non-adoption of rules and regulations. Members said the rules and regulations should be drafted simultaneously with the Bills. Another member expressed that the Act should come into force the day Royal Assent is granted.

The session ended with the Legislative Committee asked to review the recommendations and revise if necessary taking into account the feedback from the members today. The Legislative Committee will report back on 22nd June 2016. The resolutions of the Committee will be adopted on that day.

Tomorrow, the House will adopt the resolutions on the Anti-Corruption report 2015 as well as the resolutions on the issue of Illegal immigration.

 

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