|Topic: GS2 – Governance- Government Policies
This topic is relevant for both Prelims and Mains in the context of legislative reforms, their implications on governance.
- The article emphasises the burden of regulatory cholesterol, particularly in labour laws, by highlighting the excessive criminal provisions included in laws like the Motor Vehicles Act, the Factories Act, the Legal Metrology Act, and the Electricity Act.
- The Jan Vishwas Bill 1.0, which amends several laws with an emphasis on getting rid of “bad” jail provisions while keeping deterrents for misconduct, is praised in the article for its creative approach.
- It does, however, criticise the retail strategy, claiming that it merely addressed a small portion of pertinent laws and maintained the status quo.
- The government’s announcement of Jan Vishwas 2.0 is interpreted as a chance to pursue more ambitious goals.
- The article suggests a change to a comprehensive strategy to determine the standards that would support employer-sponsored jail provisions, overseen by a broad group.
- It offers a more complete approach by urging ministries to willingly give up any jail provisions that don’t fit the committee’s requirements.
- The article makes the case that eliminating criminal provisions lessens the workload of judges by citing data from decriminalisation initiatives outside of the Jan Vishwas Bill, such as the Ministry of Company Affairs.
- Regulatory agencies are now in charge of decriminalised violations, which has improved efficiency and decreased the number of legal challenges.
- The article emphasises how burdensome rules impede the creation of jobs by harming compliant and successful firms.
- It highlights how urgent decriminalisation is, especially in light of the overwhelming amount of regulations and how they affect business expansion.
- The article concludes by arguing in favour of a fresh approach to modifying the Jan Vishwas Bill in order to combat corruption, advance wage increases, and assist profitable businesses.
- It argues that this kind of approach fits with India’s goal of uniting popular democracy with mass affluence, setting up the country for long-term economic expansion.
|What are the Key Laws Covered in the Bill?
|Practice Question: Examine the challenges posed by excessive jail provisions in Indian legislation, particularly within the realm of employer regulations. Discuss the impact of the Jan Vishwas Bill in mitigating these challenges and propose strategies for a comprehensive Version 2.0. (250 words/15 m)