Published on: November 20, 2021




PM announced that the three contentious farm laws passed last year would be repealed

How is a law repealed

  • Article 245 – gives Parliament the power to make laws for the whole or any part of India, and state legislatures the power to make laws for the state and repeal a law from the same provision.
  • Process
    • Either through an ordinance, or through legislation.
    • In case an ordinance is used, it would need to be replaced by a law passed by Parliament within six months. If the ordinance lapses because it is not approved by Parliament, the repealed law can be revived.
    • The government can also bring legislation to repeal the farm laws. It will have to be passed by both Houses of Parliament, and receive the President’s assent before it comes into effect.