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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Sealing is not a mandamus but all the appropriate authorities are doing that. No person is technkques to divulge the sex of a child in any form of communication, no clinic or person is allowed to conduct sex determination tests, and no person shall commit the act or sex selection or aid in doing so.

That is to say the preliminary object was to put a check on female feticide. There is another issue which arises and that is sealing of machines.

The Courts have at all material times and in all possible manners delivered judgments indicating therefore that the PC-PNDT Act is actually a whip to penalize those indulging in sex determination and to serve as a deterrent to others.

All such clinics have to be registered under this act, and all medical professionals employed must have the appropriate qualification to conduct pre-natal diagnostic techniques. The act banned prenatal sex determination. The act prohibits the medical personnel from conducting or helping anyone conduct sex-selection. The PC-PNDT Act was enacted on 20 September with the intent to prohibit prenatal diagnostic techniques for determination of the sex of the fetus leading to female feticide.

Each state and union territory will also have an ‘Appropriate Authority’ appointed, who will be responsible for registration and maintenance of clinics in their jurisdiction. The main purpose of enacting the act is to ban the use of sex selection techniques after conception and prevent the misuse of prenatal diagnostic technique for sex selective abortions.

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

Support Center Support Center. The Act was enacted preconcepionamended and effectively implemented in techniues strictly amended in Embryo refers to a developing human organism after fertilization till the fifty-sixth day. This article 19944 an effort to show that The Act though draconic can be easily followed by anx certain mandatory requisitions laid under the Act. The ratio is significantly higher in certain states such as Punjab and Haryana Female foeticide in India.

The Act mandates compulsory registration of all diagnostic laboratories, all genetic counselling centres, genetic laboratories, genetic clinics and ultrasound clinics. Sex selection is a deep rooted problem in India.

The unfortunate decline in the male-female sex ratio has brought in stringent measures, there is suspension of registration, filing of criminal cases and sealing of machines. The recent scenario indicates the strict actions of the appropriate authority and the stern view of the Courts.

Under this act is it also an offence to advertise techniques used for the purpose of sex-determination. The effective implementation of The Act has painted a grim picture of The Act. Indian J Radiol Imaging. The Post-Conception Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, An Act to provide for the prohibition of sex selection, diagbostic conception, and for regulation of prenatal diagnostic techniques for the purposes of detecting genetic abnormalities or metabolic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities or certain congenital malformations or sex-linked disorders and for the prevention of their misuse for sex determination leading to female feticide; and, for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, – Wikipedia

But at the same time it is very simple to fulfill and abide by the requisitions of the Act. Silent Observer in the USG. The boy child is preferred since he will carry on the family name, provides for the elders and is not a burden on the family at the time of marriage.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Written consent of the pregnant woman and prohibition of communicating the sex of fetus under Section 5 of the Act. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The act firstly outlines provisions about the regulation of genetic counselling clinics, genetic laboratories and genetic clinics.

Main provisions in the act are [5]. Footnotes Source of Support: The will aim at creating awareness, and review the actions of all authorities regarding pre-natal diagnostics.

The few basic requirements of the Act are:. Sex selection is any act of identifying the sex of the foetus and elimination of the foetus if it is of the unwanted sex. Remedies are also provided—like filing an appeal prental the appellate authority and getting the machine released from the court of law, but all these remedial measures are time-consuming and bring the career of an individual to a standstill. It is pertinent to note that the conviction may not be very severe, but it may result in suspension of registration under the State Council Act, which is an issue to be seriously noted by all.

Besides, criminal prosecution will also bring in suspension and cancellation of registration granted by the State Medical Council.

The Act is legislated in a manner that it should be a deterrent for those indulging in sex determination. Retrieved 27 June All medical equipment regarding pregnancies shall be sold only to registered clinics.