Hon’ble presidents has given his assent to the Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Act, 2016 as passed by Rajya Sabha on 27.04.2016. The Act  repeal 758 Appropriation Acts, including Appropriation Acts for the railways, passed during the period of 1950-2012. These laws have ceased to be in force after one year of their enactment, and are hence obsolete. Out of the 758 acts, 111 state appropriation acts enacted by Parliament during 1950 to 1976 are repealed.

Related Act is as follows :-

(Legislative Department)

New Delhi, the 9th May, 2016/Vaisakha 19, 1938 (Saka)

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 6th May, 2016, and is hereby published for general information:—


NO. 22 OF 2016

[6th May, 2016.]

An Act to repeal Appropriation Acts [including Appropriation (Railways) Acts].

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

Short title.

1.  This Act may be called the Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Act, 2016.

Repeal of Appropriation Acts [including Appropriation (Railways) Acts].

2.  The enactments specified in the Schedule are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the fourth column thereof.


3. The repeal by this Act of any enactment shall not affect any other enactment in which the repealed enactment has been applied, incorporated or referred to;

and this Act shall not affect the validity, invalidity, effect or consequences of anything already done or suffered, or any right, title, obligation or liability already acquired, accrued or incurred, or any remedy or proceeding in respect thereof, or any release or discharge of or from any debt, penalty, obligation, liability, claim or demand, or any indemnity already granted, or the proof of any past act or thing;

nor shall this affect any principle or rule of law, or established jurisdiction, form or course of pleading, practice or procedure, or existing privilege, restriction, exemption, office or appointment, notwithstanding that the same respectively may have been in any manner affirmed or recognised or derived by, in or from any enactment hereby repealed;

nor shall the repeal by this Act of any enactment revive or restore any jurisdiction, office, liability, right, title, privilege, restriction, exemption, practice, procedure or other matter or thing not now existing or in force;

nor shall the repeal of the enactments by this Act affect the audit, examination, accounting, investigation, inquiry or any other action taken or to be taken in relation thereto by any authority and such audit, examination, accounting, investigation, inquiry or action could be taken, and, or continued as if the said enactments are not repealed by this Act.

(See section 2)

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