Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding effective implementation of the provisions of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 1994, 14/03/2018

  • 14/03/2018

Order of the Union of India Vs Indian Radiological And Imaging Association And Others dated 14/03/2018 regarding effective implementation of the provisions of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994. Supreme Court stays the Judgement of the Delhi High Court dated 17 February 2016 which had set aside the compulsory six months training for a person desirous of setting up a Genetic Clinic / Ultrasound Clinic / Imaging Centre and which the Apex Court feels "impinges upon the directions issued by this Court". 

Supreme Court makes it clear that the Parliament has conferred upon the Central government rule making authority to specify minimum qualification for persons to be employed at genetic counselling centres, laboratories and
clinics. The rationale for this is that the training would sensitize the person concerned to the salutary object and purpose of the legislation which has been enacted by Parliament to deal with a serious social evil and be conscious of the misuse of sex-selection tests. Pre-natal diagnostic procedures are susceptible to grave misuse.
 

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