Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami confirms the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code in Uttarakhand. As stated in his campaign speeches, the BJP administration aims to put the Uniform Civil Code into effect. Stay tuned for further updates on this significant legal reform. Following his election in the state, he made actions in the direction of. The Dhami government was able to establish an expert committee of five members with the chairmanship of Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai (Senior) to develop the Uniform Civil Code.
Uttarakhand’s suggestion has paved the way for the nationwide implementation of the Uniform Civil Code. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Bhopal this week provided a clear indication that this. Today, the panel tasked with developing the draft of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in Uttarakhand is actively working on finalizing it.
Once the draft is finalized, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has declared that the government will actively move forward with the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code in the state. It is evident that obtaining approval from the Center played a crucial role in the government’s decision, as acknowledged by Dhami. The subject regarding Uniform Civil Code was in high top of the list for BJP. At the time of assembly elections in 2022 in the state of Georgia, the BJP has given this topic an important place in their vision statement.
Expert committee of five members is at work
During election speeches, Pushkar Singh Dhami made promises that, if his administration came to power in the state, they would implement a Uniform Civil Code. Once elected as Chief Minister, Dhami immediately put forward steps towards this end: his government established an expert committee made up of five members and chaired by Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai (Senior). This committee held public forums as well as met with minority groups including women tribes and other communities of interest for input; members have shared their knowledge.
Finalizing the draft
Dhami stated that all sections and communities within society had participated actively by giving suggestions with an open mind to the committee, with their suggestions receiving two extensions by state government until September. The finalization of the collection of over 2.5 lakh suggestions is underway before presenting them to the Law Commission for discussions on implementing a uniform civil code across the country.
Country’s eyes fixed on Uttarakhand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it abundantly clear in his address on Tuesday, that the Supreme Court had given its instructions, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh commending Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami for following them. It’s understandable why all eyes in India have now turned toward Uttarakhand where an implementation of an Uniform Civil Code may include various aspects that serve as models or ease its path for other states as well.
After receiving the committee report and passing it with amendments through the assembly, the state government is expected to implement it. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami tweeted on Tuesday that state will implement Uniform Civil Code soon as final draft arrives from committee.