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Jan Vishwas Regulations Amendment Bill 2023

The Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2023 was passed in Lok Sabha on 27th June 2023 and Rajya Sabha on 2nd August 2023. The Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill obtained overwhelming support and insightful suggestions from the Members of the Committee across parties. The Joint Committee on the Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2022 conducted detailed discussions with all the 19 Ministries/Departments along with the Legislative Department and the Department of Legal Affairs.

A total of 183 provisions are being proposed to be decriminalized in 42 Central Acts administered by 19 Ministries/Departments under The Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2023.

Ministry/Department-wise List of 42 Acts Covered under The Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2023

Sl. No.Name of the ActsName of Ministries / Departments
 1.The Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937D/o Agriculture, & Farmers Welfare
 2The Marine Products Export Development Authority Act, 1972D/o Commerce
 3The Rubber Act, 1947
 4The Tea Act, 1953
 5The Spices Board Act, 1986
 6The Legal Metrology Act, 2009D/o Consumer Affairs
 7The Cantonments Act 2006 D/o Defence
 8The Government Securities Act, 2006D/o Economic Affairs
 9The High Denomination Banknotes (Demonetization) Act, 1978
 10The Public Debt Act, 1944
 11The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016M/o Electronics and Information Technology
 12The Information Technology Act, 2000
 13The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 M/o Environment, Forest and Climate Change
 14The Environment Protection Act, 1986
 15The Indian Forest Act, 1927
 16The Public Liability Insurance Act, 19941 
 17The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation Act, 1961D/o Financial Services
 18The Factoring Regulation Act, 2011
 19The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981
 20The National Housing Bank Act, 1987
 21The Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007
 22The Food Corporations Act, 1964D/o Food & Public Distribution
 23The Warehousing Corporation Act, 1962
 24The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940D/o Health & Family Welfare
 25The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
 26The Pharmacy Act, 1948
 27The Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002M/o Housing & Urban Affairs
 28The Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867M/o Information & Broadcasting
 29The Cinematography Act, 1952
 30The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995
 31The Merchant Shipping Act, 1958M/o Ports, Shipping & Waterways
 32The Indian Post Office Act, 1898 D/o Posts
 33The Boilers Act, 1923Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade
 34The Copyright Act, 1957
 35The Geographical Indications of Goods Act, 1999
 36The Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951
 37The Patents Act, 1970
 38The Trade Marks Act, 1999 
 39The Railways Act, 1989M/o Railways
 40The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988M/o Road Transport & Highways
 41The Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002D/o Revenue
 42The Collection of Statistics Act, 2008M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation

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