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Pre -Conception & Prohibition of Sex Selection



PNDT Act prohibits determination of sex before birth and selective female feticide. Director, Family Welfare is the Appropriate Authority for implementation of PNDT Act at state level with 10 other appropriate authorities at District Level. As per Act, it is mandatory for all places/ persons/bodies by what so ever name called, doing Genetic Counseling/ tests/ having scanners/ Echo machine/Ultra sounds, capable of detecting sex of fetus to be registered with District Appropriate Authority. User (Pregnant women)/Relatives of User/Doctor found violating the Act is Punishable under the Act. Under the Act no body is allowed to advertise/ do pre sex determination/ do abortion for the purpose of female feticide. Type of clinic that should be registered for the purpose of PNDT Act are:

  • Genetic Counseling center
  • Genetic Laboratory
  • Genetic clinic

Application Form for registration and draft of affidavit are available with the District Appropriate Authority. For more details PNDT Act is available at all the bookshops selling Government Publications. Fees as per requirement of PNDT Act should be attached in the form of Demand Draft, payable to District Appropriate Authority, Delhi.



For details /information/ suggestion/ complaints about registration/ violation of the act may be communicated to concerned District appropriate Authority or Officer-in-charge of PNDT Act at following telephone no.: 23951184

     
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