No Proposal To Constitute Committee On UCC Or Establish New Bench Of Any HC- Kiren Rijiju In Rajya Sabha
While responding to a question in Rajya Sabha on Uniform Civil Code, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the Government has requested the law commission to undertake examination of various issues relating to uniform civil code and to make recommendation thereon.
He was replying to the question posed by Ajay Pratap Singh, Member of Parliament, as to whether the government was proposing to constitute a committee to implement the Uniform Civil Code.
To which the Law Minister replied- "No, Sir. The government has requested the law commission of India to undertake examination of various issues relating to uniform civil code and to make recommendation thereon."
Furthermore, when asked about the details of proposals pending with the government for establishment of new benches of any High Court, he said that no complete proposal were pending with the government for setting up new benches of any High Court.
"High court benches are established in accordance with the recommendations made by the Jaswant Singh Commission and judgment pronounced by the Apex Court in W.P. (C) No. 379 of 2000 and after due consideration of a complete proposal from the State Government which has to provide necessary expenditure and infrastructural facilities and the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court who is required to look after the day to day administration of the High Court. The proposal to complete should also have the consent of the Governor of the concerned state.
At Present there is no complete proposal pending with the Government for setting up of bench(es) of any High Court.", Kiren Rijiju said.
He also informed that in the last five years, a circuit bench of the Calcutta High Court was established at Jalpaiguri.