Stop Sex Selection

Stop Sex Selection

Pre-conception Sex Selection & Pre-natal Sex Determination is a Criminal Offence. Every offence under the PC&PNDT Act 1994 is Cognizable, Non-Bailable & Non-Compoundable.

Salient Features of PC&PNDT Act

  • Prohibits sex selection before & after conception.
  • Prohibits advertisement related to determination and selection of sex of foetus, even through internet.
  • Mandatory registration for facilities providing diagnostic services capable of determination of sex.
  • MAINTENANCE and PRESERVATION of records, include “Form F” is mandatory for all facilities.
  • There is no punishment and fine for the women who are compelled to undergo sex selection.

Provision of Imprisonment and Financial Penalties under the Act

  • Up to 3 years of imprisonment with fine up to Rs. 10000/- for doctors / owners of clinics for the first offence and cancellation of medical registration of doctor for 5 years for subsequent offence.
  • Up to 3 years of imprisonment and up to Rs. 50000/- fine for husband / family member or any other person abetting sex selections.
  • Up to 3 years of imprisonment with fine up to Rs. 10000/- for any advertisement regarding sex selection.
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