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Pre Conception and Prenatal Diagnostics Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act

The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 was enacted by the Indian Parliament to provide for the regulation of the use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for the purpose of detecting generic or metabolic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities or certain congenital malformations or sex linked disorders and for the prevention of the misuse of such techniques for the purpose of pre-natal sex determination leading to female feticide and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto

Key milestones related to PNDT Act

•     Maharashtra was first State to enact Maharashtra regulation of use of PNDT Act in 1987

•     PNDT Act was passed in 1994

•     Hon. Supreme Court passed an Interim judgment in 2001 for more strict implementation of Act based on PIL filed by CEHAT, MASUM and Adv Sabu George

•     PNDT Act amended in 2003 to   Pre conception and Pre natal Diagnostic Technique Act (PC- PNDT)

•     Applicable to all Govt/NGO/Private/corporate establishments

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