The tenure of the Uniform Civil Code Committee may be extended once again, the government is waiting for the draft.

The tenure of the committee preparing the draft of the Uniform Civil Code may be extended once again. The reason is that the committee has not yet submitted its report to the government. The tenure of the committee is ending on September 28. In such a situation, there is every possibility that the government may extend the tenure of this committee once more. So far the tenure of the committee has been extended twice. The tenure was earlier extended for six months in November 2022 till May 2023. After this, in May 2023, the tenure of the committee was extended for four months, i.e. till September. Implementing Uniform Civil Code in Uttarakhand is the top priority of the state government.

The committee was formed on 27 May 2022
As soon as he assumed power after winning the assembly elections, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami constituted an expert committee under the chairmanship of Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai (Seni), which included four members, to draft a Uniform Civil Code on 27 May 2022. Went. Later the member secretary was also included in it. During the tenure of about 15 months, more than 75 meetings of the Expert Committee have been held so far and the committee has received more than 2.35 lakh suggestions.

The committee had asked for answers
The committee has met representatives of all religions, communities and tribes of the state through meetings and visited different parts of the state and taken suggestions from local residents. The committee interacted with all the political parties of the state as well as with the migrant Uttarakhand people in New Delhi on this subject. The committee was to submit the draft of the Uniform Civil Code by June this year, but it could not happen.

Government waits for draft
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami usually discusses with the committee members during his every visit to Delhi. It was believed that the committee could submit the draft to the government before the monsoon session, but this could not happen. Now the tenure of the committee is ending on September 28. Even after submitting the draft to the government, a lot of work remains to be done. In such a situation, it is believed that the government can give another extension to the tenure of the committee.

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