Law Commission Initiates Consultation On Uniform Civil Code, Seeks Feedback From Religious Organizations

The Law Commission of India has taken a significant step towards the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) by commencing a fresh consultation process. The commission is seeking the opinions and feedback of both the general public and recognized religious organizations on this matter. Stakeholders have been given a 30-day period to express their views and provide input.

In a statement released on June 14, the law panel acknowledged the previous efforts made by the 21st Law Commission of India regarding the Uniform Civil Code. The commission had sought the perspectives of all stakeholders through appeals and questionnaires issued on various dates, including October 7, 2016, March 19, 2018, March 27, 2018, and April 10, 2018.

Considering the passage of more than three years since the issuance of the initial consultation paper and the continuing relevance and importance of the subject, the 22nd Law Commission of India deemed it necessary to deliberate afresh on the matter.

The commission noted the overwhelming response it received when the 21st Law Commission issued the consultation paper on "Reforms of Family Law" on August 31, 2018.

Interested parties are encouraged to share their views within 30 days from the date of the notice by clicking on the designated link or by emailing the Law Commission of India at, as stated in the law panel's statement.

The Uniform Civil Code has been a debatable matter. It focuses on replacing personal laws, which are based on religious scriptures & customs, with common set of rules that are applicable on all the citizens of the country. It encompasses various aspects of personal life, including marriage, divorce, adoption, inheritance, and succession.

Earlier this year, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President J.P. Nadda emphasized that his party is working within the constitutional framework to implement the Uniform Civil Code in the country. He stated that their approach follows the policy of "Justice for All and Appeasement for None."

The consultation process initiated by the Law Commission marks an important step towards the realization of a Uniform Civil Code in India. It presents an opportunity for diverse perspectives to be heard and considered, ultimately shaping the future of personal laws in the country.