HYDERABAD: Now, Telangana state has its own Acts. After a two-year marathon exercise by the law department, the state has adapted as many as 304 Acts and repealed as many as 266 of the united Andhra Pradesh
As per the provisions 100 to 102 of the AP Reorganisation Act of 2014, the successor states can adapt the combined AP’s Acts by an executive order and without referring them to the State Legislative Assembly. Accordingly, the law department has made a thorough exercise and adapted the Acts.
Sources in the law department said 177 Acts, which were not adapted by the respective departments, were adapted by the law department. The respective state government departments adapted 75 Acts by issuing GOs. In the third category, the government adapted 52 Acts of the erstwhile Nizam government which were adapted during the merger of Telangana with AP in 1956.
Meanwhile, the state has repealed 218 Appropriation Acts of the past several years. The government has also repealed 44 Acts which were exclusively meant for the present AP and six other Acts like Bangaru Talli Act, Land Grabbing Act, Contingency Fund Act and erstwhile AP’s Industrial Policy Act.
As per Section 102 of the AP Reorganisation Act, if there are any typing errors or other mistakes in the Acts adapted by Telangana state, officials should refer to the principal Act of the combined AP. Officials said they would publish a list of all the Acts in force this week. “We will also bring out Act-wise booklets by the end of this year for reference purpose,” an official said.