Comments on the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994
Submissions to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Summary: Vidhi identifies legal inconsistencies in provisions relating to the powers of the authorities under the Act as well as penalties for its contravention.
The Public Health and Environmental Justice Initiative responded to a call for public comments by the Expert Committee constituted to examine the proposed amendments to the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994.
Vidhi’s suggestions focus primarily on the legal inconsistencies and drafting errors in the proposed amendments, which mainly relate to the duties and powers of the authority under the act and the penalties for contravention of the act. Through our suggestions, we attempt to move a step closer to fine-tuning the proposed amendments.