REGISTERED NO. DL-33004/2003
PART II – Section I
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
No. 15] NEW DELHI, MONDAY, JANUARY 20 2003/PAUSA 30, 1924
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
New Delhi, the 20th January, 2003/Pausa 30, 1924 (Saka)
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 17th January, 2003, and is hereby published for general information :-
Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act, 2002
No. 14 of 2003 [17th January, 2003]
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-third year of the Republic of India as follows:-
Short title and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act, 2002.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
Substitution of long title
In the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), for the long title, the following long title shall be substituted, namely:-
"An Act to provide for the prohibition of sex selection, before or after conception, and for regulation of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for the purposes of detecting genetic abnormalities or metabolic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities or certain congenital malformations or sex-linked disorders and for the prevention of their misuse for sex determination leading to female foeticide and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.”