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THE PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES (REGULATION AND PREVENTION OF MISUSE) AMENDMENT ACT, 2002

Title : THE PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES (REGULATION AND PREVENTION OF MISUSE) AMENDMENT ACT, 2002

Year : 2002



In section 6 of the principal Act, after clause (b), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

"(c) no person shall, by whatever means, cause or allow to be caused selection of sex before or after conception.".



In section 7 of the principal Act,-

(i) In sub-section (2), for clause (c), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(c) Three members to be appointed by the Central Government to represent the Ministries of Central Government in charge of Women and Child Development, Department of Legal Affairs or Legislative Department in the Ministry of Law and Justice, and Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy, ex officio;";

(ii) In clause (e), for sub-clause (ii), the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(ii) Eminent gynaecologist and obstetrician or expert of stri-roga or prasuti-tantra".



In section 14 of the principal Act, for clause (f), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(f) Has, in the opinion of the Central Government, been associated with the use or promotion of pre-natal diagnostic technique for determination of sex or with any sex selection technique.".



In section 15 of the principal Act, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided that no member other than an ex officio member shall be appointed for more than two consecutive terms.".
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