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3 Jul AND ITS MAIN ROLE TO CURB SEX DETERMINATION AND SEX. SELECTION The PNDT Act was passed in Hon. Supreme. 20 Sep Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection)] Act, (2) It shall extend to the whole of India except the State of Jammu. Preconception and prenatal diagnostic techniques (prohibition of sex selection) act In , PNDT act was formed which came into effect on 1st January

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Retrieved 27 June They have the power to issue warrants, summon people with information, and ask for any document to be produced regarding the information. Retrieved from ” https: Social discrimination against women and a preference for sons have promoted female foeticide in various forms skewing the sex ratio of the country towards men. Implications of the prenaatal are. Please review our privacy policy. The act prohibits the medical personnel from conducting or helping anyone conduct sex-selection.

The few basic requirements of the Act are:. It would pfeconception be out of place to therefore state that the most effective precautionary measures are to maintain records scrupulously, fill the Form-F as provided in the Act, accurately and correctly, submit the records to the appropriate authority within the stipulated time; then there will be nothing to worry.


Each state and union territory will prceonception have an ‘Appropriate Authority’ appointed, who will be responsible for registration and maintenance of clinics in their jurisdiction.

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The PC-PNDT act in a nutshell

Offences under this act include conducting or helping in the conduct of prenatal diagnostic technique in the unregistered units, sex selection on a man or woman, conducting PND test for any purpose other than the one mentioned in the act, sale, distribution, supply, renting etc. There is another issue which arises and that is sealing of machines. In order to fully understand the provisions of this act it is important to know two definitions as given in the act.

The unfortunate decline in the male-female sex ratio has brought in precojception measures, there is suspension of registration, filing of criminal cases and sealing of machines. Views Read Edit View history.

The Act mandates compulsory registration of all diagnostic laboratories, all genetic counselling centres, genetic laboratories, genetic clinics and ultrasound clinics. There was a tendency for families to continuously produce children until a male child was born.

Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act,

The Act penalizes all the errants, either involved in sex determination or non-maintenance of records. Embryo refers to a developing human organism after fertilization till the fifty-sixth day. Silent Observer in the USG.

The act firstly outlines provisions about the regulation of genetic counselling clinics, genetic laboratories and genetic clinics.

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Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994

People who contravene the provisions of this act are liable to serve prison time and a fine. To aid the Appropriate Authority the government will also form an Advisory Committee.

Sex selection is any act of identifying the sex of the foetus and elimination of the foetus if it is of the unwanted sex. Then subsequent thereto-criminal cases are also registered.

In the act was amended.

The PC-PNDT act in a nutshell

The said petition is still pending. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Act was enacted inamended and effectively implemented in and strictly preconceptiin in This article is an effort to show that The Act though draconic can be easily followed by fulfilling certain mandatory requisitions laid under the Act.

Under this act is it also an offence to advertise techniques used for the purpose of sex-determination. Main provisions in the act are [5]. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Families who discriminate against girl children prefer to abort the child before it is born. Nil Conflict of Interest: