Maritime Admiralty Bill passed by Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on 10 March 2017 passed the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill,2016. 

The Bill aims to establish a legal framework to consolidate the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, arrest of vessels and related issues. 
It also aims to replace archaic laws which are hindering efficient governance.
Source – The Indian Express

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