PCPNDT act stands for Pre-Conception and Pre- Natal Diagnostic Techniques
Act. This act was came into force in 1994 and amended in 2003. Maharashtra
was first state to implement PCPNDT act. During 90s there was huge imbalance in sex ratio. So to maintain and improve the sex ratio in India PCPNDT act was inacted.it prevent intrauterine death of girl child. This act prohibit from sex selection. There is no choice for sex selection. It can’t be communicated in through sign or written statement or any other means.
The main purpose of enacting the act is to ban the use of sex selection
techniques before or after conception and prevent the misuse of a parental
diagnostic technique for sex- selective abortion.
OFFENCES AND PENALITIES UNDER PCPNDT ACT:-
Section 22-26 of the preconception and prenatal diagnostic
techniques act defines offences under this act and the penalties
to get implied on it.
Any contravention of the provision under this section will lead to
punishment, i.e. imprisonment up to three years and a fine which
may extend to ten thousand rupees.
While section 23 covers that, any gynaecologist or any other
medical practitioner or any person who owns a genetic
laboratory, counselling centre or clinic or any person employed at
such place of business and renders his professional or technical
services and contravenes any provisions under this act in
providing those services, then,
That person will get punished with imprisonment for up to three
years with a fine extending to ten thousand rupees. This
punishment may increase to five years on subsequent conviction
with a fine extending to fifty thousand rupees.
NON BAILABLE WARRANT IS ISSUED AND PUNISHMENT IS NON COMPOUNDABLE.
Legal Basta law firm actively supports in term of Free Legal assistance- and legal help to the victims of sexual abuse and always take legal stand for the legal rights of child and women
Contact us for 24 hours free legal assistance at 8800548696