|“||My grandpa had 5 daughters. No son. Struggled with scant resources & a dowry ridden society. But never gave up loving his princesses. #VAWAM|
The Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act,1994, was enacted and brought into operation from 1stJanuary, 1996, in order to checkfemale foeticide. Rules have also been framed under the Act. The Act prohibitsdetermination and disclosure of the sex of foetus . It also prohibits any advertisementsrelating to pre-natal determination of sex and prescribes punishment for its contravention.
The person who contravenes the provisions of this Act is punishable with imprisonment andfine.
Recently, PNDT Act and Rules have been amended keeping in view the emergingtechnologies for selection of sex before and after conception and problems faced in the
working of implementation of the ACT and certain directions of Hon”ble Supreme Courtafter a PIL was filed in May, 2000 by CEHAT and Ors, an NGO on slow implementation ofthe Act. These amendments have come into operation with effect from 14thFebruary, 2003
To quote and Example, in my home town a PNDT Cell with top doctors, General Hosp Supdtd and cityzen like me is formed. Since last 6 years I have been appraising the redundancy of such window dressing cells without giving some power at least to check the guilty is given. No one bothers.
The sense that success is possible. If odds are overwhelming, it will be pointless. Of course, possible will differ for each. @raggedtag
— Vidyut for #SWARAJ (@Vidyut) October 7, 2011