Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced that the Uttarakhand Assembly is set to pass legislation on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) during its upcoming session starting February 5. This special session has been specifically convened for the purpose of facilitating the passage of the UCC bill, according to Dhami.
The responsibility of preparing the UCC draft lies with an expert panel led by retired Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai. The panel is scheduled to submit the draft to the state government on February 2. Once received, all necessary formalities and constitutional processes will be followed to transform the draft into law, as explained by Chief Minister Dhami.
Following the submission of the UCC draft, it will be deliberated upon at a meeting of the state cabinet. A dedicated session of the assembly has already been scheduled to take the essential steps to enact the UCC into law, making Uttarakhand the first state in the country to implement the Uniform Civil Code. This move aligns with a significant electoral promise made by Dhami during the state assembly polls in 2022.
After securing a consecutive second term in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Dhami took prompt action by convening the first cabinet meeting to establish a committee tasked with drafting the Uniform Civil Code. The forthcoming legislative developments underscore the commitment of the state government to fulfilling its electoral promises and implementing the UCC in Uttarakhand.
(With Agency Inputs)