PESO notifies proposal for repeal of the Explosives Act, 1884

In the ongoing process of public and stakeholder consultation regarding the proposed repeal of the Explosives Act, 1884 (4 of 1884) and the introduction of the Explosives Bill, 2024, a significant development has taken place. Following requests from concerned stakeholders, the text of the proposed provisions highlighted in the earlier communication dated April 15, 2024, is now available for scrutiny. To enhance comprehension for all stakeholders, a detailed comparative statement has been prepared. This document juxtaposes the relevant existing provisions of the Explosives Act, 1884, with the proposed provisions in the draft Explosive Bill, 2024. The objective is to foster a deeper understanding and facilitate informed feedback from the public, industry associations, and other relevant entities. In line with this, the timeline for seeking comments and suggestions has been extended until May 25, 2024. This extension ensures ample opportunity for thorough review and meaningful engagement. Your participation in this crucial phase is invaluable as we strive for comprehensive legislation that addresses contemporary needs and challenges. This notification was published on 29/04/2024.