What is "INDIA CODE": The Next Big thing in Indian System

India Code the India Code Information System contains all Central Acts of Parliament right from 1836 onwards. Each Act includes: Short Title, Enactment Date, Sections, Schedule and also Foot notes.

What is "INDIA CODE": The Next Big thing in Indian System

The development of the website indiacode came in the wake of a complaint filed by Vansh Sharad Gupta (then a law student) in 2012 with the Central Information Commission as he couldn't find the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1972, on any central government website.

Upon hearing the matter, the CIC, in 2015, directed the legislative department — the respondent in this case — to take necessary action and inform the CIC about the same including details of the programme of updates, the possible date of its completion, the expenditure involved, personnel employed, etc. The Commission also imposed a fine of  $138 (INR 10,000) on the legislative department for not having a proper system in place to address RTI queries.

INDIA CODE

It is a database of all Central enactments which are in force and their subordinate legislation made from time to time. With the help of this system, retrieving of any Central Act and its relevant subordinate legislation of one’s interest in an up-to-date form has been simplified and made extremely user-friendly and accessible at the push of few buttons.

It also contains Legislations enacted by the States and Union Territory Administrations along with their relevant subordinate legislations.

WHAT IS IN IT:-

This Text Base consists of all enactments/Legislations enacted by the Central, States and Union Territory Administrations and their subordinate legislations made from time to time. The Search Facility is available in the following fields:

  1.  Short Title
  2.  Act Number
  3.  Act Year
  4. Enactment Date
  5. Ministry
  6. Department

A Free Text Search is also available.

The legislative department, under the ministry of law and justice, is developing a website called India Code, which will contain all laws enacted in India. According to the website, which is already up and running, India Code is a database of all central enactments that are in force and their subordinate legislation, made from time to time.