Amit Shah inaugurates training programme on legislative drafting, asks to draft clear, simple laws

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NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday inaugurated a training programme on Legislative Drafting here in the national capital, stressing the need to draft a very “simple and clear law”. Addressing the gathering at the event, Shah stressed the need to draft a “simple and clear act” to avoid interference from the court and any kind of dispute.

Noting that legislative drafting is an ongoing process, the Home Minister also emphasised upgrading the skill while drafting any act. “We should focus on drafting a very simple and clear act so that it should be beyond any dispute and it avoid the intervention of the court,” Shah said. “Drafting of legislation is an ongoing process, so there is a necessity for skill upgradation. If we fail to do so, we will be irrelevant”, he added.

The programme, being organized by the Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) in collaboration with the Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE), aims at creating an understanding of the principles and practices of legislative drafting among officers of Parliament, state legislatures and various ministries, statutory bodies and other government departments.

Legislative drafting has a major impact on the interpretation of policies and regulations implemented for the welfare of society and the state. Since legislative draftsmen are responsible for producing legislation which promotes democratic governance and gives effect to the rule of law, it is necessary that they are imparted training from time to time to sharpen their skills. The training programme will help them in their capacity building. (ANI)

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