Saturday, April 30, 2011

67 ‘Bombay’ laws changed to Gujarat acts

Ahmedabad: Gujarat ended a 50-yearold hangover of the erstwhile Bombay state and replaced the Bombay tag borne by 67 laws with the Gujarat label. So drinking laws under the Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949, will now be the Gujarat Prohibition Act.
Chief minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday, a day before Gujarat is to celebrate 50 years of its split from the Bombay state, that the laws would be rechristened as Gujarat acts and all official procedures would follow these names.
He said that the state assembly had on March 28 this year passed a resolution which was ratified by governor Dr Kamla. The Gujarat government put out an extraordinary gazette on April 15 called The Gujarat Short Titles (Amendment) Act 2011 (Gujarat act no 15 of 2011).
Some of the popular and frequently used laws, apart from prohibition, are those of the Bombay land revenue code 1979; Bombay Police Act, 1951; and Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporation Act, 1949.

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