Uttarakhand UCC Bill 2024: The Pushkar Singh Dhami government in Uttarakhand State is planning to implement the Uniform Civil Code- Uttarakhand UCC Bill 2024 in the state in the upcoming month. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has told about the Uttarakhand UCC Bill 2024 drafting report which is prepared by a special committee of Supreme Court Judges. According to the expectation from the chief minister, the committee can submit the Uttarakhand UCC Bill 2024 report on UCC till 6th February 2024.
The chief minister of Uttarakhand Mr. Pushkar Singh Dhami had provided the deadline to submit the draft of the Uniform Civil Code- UCC as 26 January 2024, The committee was not prepared to submit the report on the deadline, now the chief minister has informed that drafting committee with submit Uttarakhand UCC Bill 2024 dropped on 6 February 2024 to the CM. He also edited the committee that had completed their work and set to submit it to the state.
CM will pass the Uttarakhand UCC Bill 2024 in February month
The chief minister has also informed that after receiving the draft of UCC from the special committee on February 24, the Chief Minister will pass this draft in a bill in the upcoming assembly session of Uttarakhand State. However the date of the next parliamentary session has not been disclosed by the Chief Minister, but they have informed on Twitter about the implementation of UCC in the upcoming Assembly session of 2024 in the state. Ministers can implement the same draft of the modified Draft of UCC after that they will implement it as a bill.
The Bill will carry the following changes
India has cultural diversity but is United by the Indian constitution. After the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code in the state of Uttarakhand there will multiple big changes will happen in the state where all the culturally divers citizens have to follow the same rules for multiple Institutions including marriage, divorce, registration of adopting a child, Division of property, etc for son and daughter, etc. However, it is also expected that the government can add the registration of living relationships in this UCC Bill.
UCC was one of the big agendas in the state
The elections of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly were conducted in the year 2022 and the BJP was success in this assembly election. One of the major agendas of the ruling party in the state was implementing UCC, However, the chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has also appointed A special committee of 5 members to prepare and draft UCC on 27 May 2023. After that expert committee prepared a draft on the implementation of UCC. However, the deadline to submit this draft was 26 January 2024 but now it is extended to 6 February 2024.
However, according to the statement of the chief minister, the committee has already prepared the draft which will be submitted to the state on 6 February 2024. The chief minister has shared information on Twitter About the idea of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat “Our government has always been committed to implementing the Uniform Civil Code in the state following the vision of respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat‘ and the resolution and aspirations placed before the people of Uttarakhand before the elections,”
An expert committee of UCC draft
Uttarakhand government had appointed 5 five-member committee with the Leadership of Former Supreme Court justice Ranjana Prakash Desai. The government has also discussed this committee in the last assembly session and now the committee has completed all drafts on the implementation of UCC in the state. The Committee focused on Relevant laws of different personal law boards and other legal conditions to ensure not overlap with any other rule or condition after the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code in the Uttarakhand State. The committee has also observed the diversity and living styles of citizens in Uttarakhand State which will help the government to modify the act accordingly.