Effect of Repeal – Interpretation of Statutes

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Where this Act, or any (Central Act) or Regulation made after the commencement of this Act, repeals any enactment hitherto made or hereafter to be made, then, unless a different intention appears, the repeal shall not- Revive anything not in force or existing at the time at which the repeal takes effect, or Affect the previous operation of any enactment so repealed or anything duly done or suffered thereunder, or Affect any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurrent under any enactment so repealed, or affect any penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed against any enactment so repealed, or affect any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment as aforesaid.

Unless a different intention is expressed, the repeal will not 1) Revive a previous enactment.
2) It will not affect, right privilege, obligation or liability acquired under the repealed enactment.
3) Affect any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy.

It does not affect any penalty forfeiture and punishment

Shambhudayal v. UOI – Prevention of food adulteration act 19 Section 8 and Section 9 dealt with the appointment of officials are substituted. Whether the inspector who has been appointed under Section 8 would be still the inspector? Under the original act. Yes.

Govt. Of India v. Indian tobacco Association – Tobacco Farming in AP- 1997 a notification is issued for monitory incentive in supplying tobacco. There is no Guntoor Area in the notification. In November 1997 a fresh notification substitutes the old notification and includes Guntoor Area. They wanted their incentive to be calculated from April and not from November. So it was not allowed.

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