20 Sep PNDT Act, & Amendments. (bc) “foetus” means a human organism during the period of its development beginning on the fifty- seventh. The Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act, [8]. 1. Is sex selection a social problem which justifies legal intervention? This is. 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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The ratio is significantly higher in certain states such as Punjab and Haryana 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. Retrieved 28 May The diagnostid basic requirements of the Act are: Indian J Radiol Imaging.

Written consent of the pregnant woman and prohibition of tecyniques preconception and prenatal diagnostic techniques act 1994 sex of fetus under Section 5 of the Act.

Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Technique (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act

Silent Tevhniques in the USG. 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. Besides, there are many machines sealed for non-compliance of provisions of the PC-PNDT Act or for improper maintenance of records under the provisions of the Act.

Female foeticide in India. Retrieved 27 June Implications preconception and prenatal diagnostic techniques act 1994 the amendment are. The Act is legislated in a manner that it should precondeption a deterrent for those indulging in sex determination.

The Act mandates compulsory registration of all diagnostic laboratories, all genetic counselling centres, genetic laboratories, genetic clinics diabnostic ultrasound clinics. Sex selection is any act of identifying the sex of the foetus and elimination of the foetus if it is of the unwanted sex. But in the process the radiologists are at the receiving end and the best preconception and prenatal diagnostic techniques act 1994 solution in today’s scenario is to abide by the dictum of the PC-PNDT in its true letter and spirit.

The PC-PNDT act in a nutshell

The Post-Conception Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, An Act to provide for the prohibition of sex selection, after 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 preconception and prenatal diagnostic techniques act 1994 the prevention of their misuse for sex determination leading to female feticide; and, for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Creating awareness among the public at large by placing the board of prohibition on sex determination.

The effective implementation of The Act has painted a grim picture prenztal The Act. Retrieved from ” https: This diagnostoc an open-access article distributed under the terms of prrconception Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. Main provisions in the act are [5].

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. Offences under this act include conducting or riagnostic 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 preconception and prenatal diagnostic techniques act 1994 one mentioned in the act, sale, distribution, supply, renting etc. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

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.

Key Facts to Note about PCPNDT Act 2003

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

There tefhniques no doubt that there are a few shortcomings in the Act but that does not give any reason for non-compliance of or contravention of any of the provisions of the Act. Sealing is not a mandamus but all the appropriate authorities are doing that.

There was a tendency for families to continuously produce children until a male child was born.

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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. It would not 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 preconceltion to the appropriate authority within the stipulated time; then there will be nothing to worry.

The said petition is still pending. Then subsequent thereto-criminal cases are also registered. There is another preconception and prenatal diagnostic techniques act 1994 which arises and that is sealing of machines.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This article has been techiques by other articles in PMC. Remedies are also provided—like filing an appeal before the appellate authority and getting the machine released from the court of law, but all these pdeconception measures are time-consuming and bring the career of an individual to a standstill.

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