Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 19, on the occasion of Gurupurab, had announced that the three farm laws will be taken back and today took the first step in the same direction. Union cabinet approved the repeal of three farm laws today.
These three farm laws are- The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Winter session of parliament is will be starting from November 29. According to parliamentary rules. The procedure of repealment of any law is same as the formation of a new law. Just like to form any law, a bill has to be passed by both the houses of Lok Sabha, similarly, to repeal any formed law, it has to be passed by both the houses of the parliament. An old law can be repealed only by introducing a new law. During the parliament session, either in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha, three different bills or one bill will be introduced for the repeal of three farm laws.
After introducing, the bill will be passed in both the houses respectively either after discussion or without discussion. After the bill is passed by both the houses, it will be sent to the President of India for approval. As soon as the President approves the bill, the three laws will be declared null and void. The time that the bill will take to get passed and approved will depend upon government’s priority.
In June 2020, government had brought in ordinance of the three farm laws. At that time also, these laws were opposed but later, in September these bills got passed amidst all the ruckus. On September 27, these bills were approved by the President of India.