The draft for the Uniform Civil Code will be submitted on Friday, according to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, whose committee was tasked with preparing it.

“Today at 11 a.m. in Dehradun, the committee that was established to design the legislation in order to put the Uniform Civil Code into effect will turn in the document. After examining this, we will introduce a measure in the next assembly session to begin the process of enacting the Uniform Civil Code in the state. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Dhami wrote on X that “Today is a significant day for all the people in the state, as we will advance with greater strength by fulfilling the vision of ‘Ek Bharat-Shrestha Bharat’ of the nation’s illustrious Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

Earlier, during a special session of the state assembly, the Uttarakhand government had promised to introduce the Uniform Civil Code Bill.

The committee has set a deadline of February 2 for us to receive their draft (on UCC). Following that, the procedures required to enact it into law will be addressed. There will also be a state cabinet meeting. There, we’ll talk about it as well. On February 5th, the assembly session will start.For UCC, this is a special session. Chief Minister Dhami informed ANI that the bill will be introduced during the session and passed.

Now that the assembly session is set for February 5, the government intends to introduce the bill in the house during that time.

The Secretariat of the Assembly has announced that the Uttarakhand Assembly session would take place from February 5 to February 8. In addition, a law granting state agitators and their dependents a 10% horizontal reservation in government services would be introduced by the government in the House.

On May 27, 2022, Uttarakhand appointed Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai to a panel on the Uniform Civil Code. In the lead-up to Uttarakhand’s 2022 assembly elections, the state’s citizens were promised the UCC.

According to Article 44 of the Indian Constitution, the government must work to ensure that the country’s whole territory is covered by the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).

A uniform set of laws addressing marriage, inheritance, adoption, and other issues is proposed by the UCC. The UCC, which had been a contentious issue for the previous four years, gained attention in June of last year when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a compelling case for the adoption of uniform legislation during a speech in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.