Draft Indian Ports Bill

The Indian Ports Bill is a draft legislation that is to replace the Indian Ports Act of 1908. It has been presented for public consultation. Some of its proposals include the establishment of a Maritime Port Regulatory Authority and specialised Adjudicatory Tribunals-i.e., Maritime Ports Tribunal and Maritime Ports Appellate Tribunal, formulation of a National Port Policy and National Port Plan. The bill seeks to achieve a structured and sustainable growth of port infrastructure of the country to attract investments.

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