The proposal, prepared by Commission member Tahir Mahmood, suggests enactment of a central law making registration mandatory for all marriages in the country.
Mahmood, who prepared a draft-report on the matter on his own initiative, told PTI today that his proposal, if approved by the Commission and accepted by the government, would be a big step towards making registration of all marriages compulsory.
He said he prepared the draft-report in light of the Supreme Court's order last year on compulsory registration of marriages of couples belonging to all religions across the country. The matter on which the court had given the order is still pending before it.
The court had directed the states and Union Territories to frame necessary rules and reiterated that marriages should be compulsorily registered "in respect of persons who are citizens of India even if they belonged to various religions".
The apex court had held that compulsory registration of marriages of all religions would be a step in the right direction for prevention of child marriage a practice still prevalent in many parts of the country.
The court had said that one way to curb the practice was to make it legally compulsory for all to register their marriage, mentioning their age at the time of wedlock.