PCPNDT ACT PDF

E-mail: moc. We would like to highlight a few points from the PCPNDT act, which need explanation whereas others are confusing or controversial. The act was formulated in specifically for pre-natal diagnostic techniques invasive procedures and centers were termed as genetic clinics. When the Supreme Court of India in gave a verdict on a petition filed by an NGO that ultrasound clinics should be brought under the act, the Government just added the term ultrasound clinic everywhere along with genetic clinic. Most of the problems we face are a result of this addition.

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As per the Census, the child sex ratio years has actually witnessed a decline from females per thousand males in to females per thousand males in As disclosed by the then Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in a written reply submitted to Rajya Sabha on December , only persons have been punished in India for conducting sex determination tests since its formulation in Evidently, just the formulation of this policy has failed to achieve its goals. To improve the skewed sex ratio in India, the need goes beyond policymaking, to address cultural and social norms, behaviours, beliefs of people and organizations that foster gender bias.

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

As per the Census, the child sex ratio years has actually witnessed a decline from females per thousand males in to females per thousand males in As disclosed by the then Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in a written reply submitted to Rajya Sabha on December , only persons have been punished in India for conducting sex determination tests since its formulation in Evidently, just the formulation of this policy has failed to achieve its goals. To improve the skewed sex ratio in India, the need goes beyond policymaking, to address cultural and social norms, behaviours, beliefs of people and organizations that foster gender bias.

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Important points in the PC-PNDT Act

The act banned prenatal sex determination. Objectives:- The main purpose of enacting the act is to ban the use of sex selection techniques before or after conception and prevent the misuse of prenatal diagnostic technique for sex selective abortion. Salient features:- 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 PNDT test for any purpose other than the one mentioned in the act, sale, distribution, supply, renting etc. It regulates the use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques, like ultrasound machine by allowing them their use only to detect :- genetic abnormalities, metabolic disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, certain congenital malformations, haemoglobinopathies, Sex linked disorders. No laboratory or centre or clinic will conduct any test including ultrasonography for the purpose of determining the sex of the foetus. No person, including the one who is conducting the procedure as per the law, will communicate the sex of the foetus to the pregnant woman or her relatives by words, signs or any other method. Any person who puts an advertisement for pre-natal and pre-conception sex determination facilities in the form of a notice, circular, label, wrapper or any document, or advertises through interior or other media in electronic or print form or engages in any visible representation made by means of hoarding, wall painting, signal, light, sound, can be imprisoned for up to three years and fined Rs.

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The PC-PNDT act in a nutshell

The act banned prenatal sex determination. Every genetic counselling centre, genetic laboratory or genetic clinic engaged in counselling or conducting pre-natal diagnostics techniques, like in vitro fertilisation IVF with the potential of sex selection Preimplantation genetic diagnosis before and after conception comes under preview of the PCPNDT Act and are banned. This process began in the early when ultrasound techniques gained widespread use in India. There was a tendency for families to continuously produce children until a male child was born.

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