In Assam, government employees will now have to take permission from the state government for second marriage.
The Himanta Biswa Sarma government of the state has issued this information by issuing a circular on October 20.
The government has directed to implement it immediately.
According to the circular, no government employee whose wife or husband is alive can marry again without the permission of the government.
Even if such marriage is permitted under religion or personal law. Failure to do so will result in legal action.
It is also written in the circular that if someone ignores these rules and marries a second time, then legal action will be taken against him. In special circumstances, a second marriage can be performed with permission from the government.
There was nothing written about the standards of divorce in it.
In the circular issued by Neeraj Verma, Additional Chief Secretary of the State Personnel Department, it has been warned that if an employee marries a second time against the order, then other punitive actions including compulsory retirement can be taken against them. It is not considered good conduct for any government employee to marry for the second time. This has a big impact on the society.
This circular has been issued under the state’s 58-year-old Assam Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1965. Making its Rule 26 the basis, the government has reminded the state employees about the rule of second marriage.
According to the media reports, Himanta Biswa Sarma’s government of the state has banned child marriage. Due to this, thousands of arrests have been made across the state since February.
In early October police launched a campaign to prevent marriage of underage girls, arresting 1,039 people. Most of these cases involved marriage of girls against their will.
The state government has constituted a three-member panel to outline the proposed polygamy law. The committee considering its legal issues has approved this proposal.
This committee, headed by a retired High Court judge, said that this proposal needs the permission only of the President instead of the Governor of Assam.