The Jan Vishwas (Amendment Of Provisions) Bill, 2023

Posted On - 26 August, 2023 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2023 is passed in the Parliament to decriminalise and rationalise minor offences under certain enactments to further “enhance trust-based governance for ease of living and doing business”.

The Bill revisits the penalties provided under 42 enactments mentioned in the Schedule of the Bill, including the Boilers Act, 1923, the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951, the Copyright Act, 1957, the Patents Act, 1970, the Trade Marks Act, 1999, the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, the Information Technology Act, 2000, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, the Environment Protection Act, 1986, The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991, etc. The Bill proposes to increase by 10% of the minimum amount of fine or penalty, after the expiry of every three years from the date of commencement of the proposed Act.