Assam Cabinet to Discuss Uniform Civil Code Bill Today

Assam's state cabinet is set to deliberate on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) today, addressing the need for uniformity in civil laws. Follow the latest updates on this significant legislative discussion.

Assam Cabinet to Discuss Uniform Civil Code Bill Today
Assam Cabinet to Discuss Uniform Civil Code Bill Today

Guwahati, Assam, February 10: The Assam Cabinet is poised to delve into critical discussions surrounding the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) today, addressing the imperative for uniformity in civil laws across the state. Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah from the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) revealed that the State cabinet meeting scheduled for today will feature deliberations on the UCC.

Baruah emphasized the necessity of a Uniform Civil Code for Assam, underscoring its potential implications for the state’s diverse populace. He expressed optimism towards the implementation of the UCC in Assam, with considerations for exemptions tailored to the needs of tribal communities.

The move comes in the wake of the recent passage of the Uniform Civil Code Bill 2024 by the Uttarakhand State Legislative Assembly, signaling a broader trend towards legal uniformity across Indian states.

In his remarks, Minister Baruah also touched upon the trajectory of the Modi government’s third term, foreseeing a series of significant decisions aimed at shaping the nation’s future. He highlighted the government’s commitment to transformative governance, envisioning India under Modi’s leadership as a “Viswa Guru” or global leader.

In addition to legislative deliberations, Minister Baruah unveiled the Water and Sanitation Message Handbook for students during a program held in Guwahati. Developed collaboratively by the Education Department and the Public Health Engineering Department, the handbook aims to promote awareness and hygiene practices among school students.

A Uniform Civil Code entails the application of a single civil law framework to all citizens irrespective of their religious affiliations. It encompasses various aspects of civil life including marriage, divorce, maintenance, inheritance, adoption, and property succession.

Preparations are underway for the presentation of the state budget for fiscal 2024-25, with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma chairing a preparatory meeting ahead of the Assembly session scheduled for February 12. Finance Minister Neog is slated to present the budget, underscoring the government’s continued focus on economic development and fiscal planning. Stay tuned for further updates on this evolving legislative landscape.

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