Jan Vishwas Amendment of Provisions Bill, 2023 - SRIRAMs IAS

  Aug 01, 2023

Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2023

Q: What is The Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2023?

A: The Jan Vishwas Bill is a legislative proposal that seeks to decriminalize minor offenses in 42 central acts related to various sectors, including environment, agriculture, media, industry, trade, and publication. The objective of the bill is to reduce the burden of compliance and promote ease of living and doing business in India. It replaces criminal penalties with monetary fines for certain offenses to provide relief to small businesses, shopkeepers, hawkers, and owners of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

Q: Which are some of the acts being amended under The Jan Vishwas Bill?

A: Some of the acts being amended include The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940; Public Debt Act, 1944; Pharmacy Act, 1948; Cinematograph Act, 1952; Copyright Act, 1957; Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; and Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, among others.

Q3: What are the benefits of The Jan Vishwas Bill?

A: The primary benefits of The Jan Vishwas Bill include reducing the compliance burden for businesses and individuals, offering a chance for improvement instead of imprisonment, and promoting ease of doing business in the country. The bill aims to provide an alternative to imprisonment through monetary fines for minor offenses, benefiting the economy and individuals alike.


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