New Delhi: The Artificial Conception Technology Regulation Bill 2020 was introduced in the Lok Sabha yesterday and passed unanimously. Those involved in the sale of eggs will be fined Rs 10 lakh for the first offense. Re-arrest is punishable by up to 12 years in prison.
The law provides for the regulation of the Fertilization Fertilization Technology Regulation Bill 2020 (Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020) to set minimum standards and codes of conduct for fertility clinics and egg / sperm banks.
Artificial insemination centers in India have recently started sprouting like cancerous sores. With the increasing number of couples having birth defects, many are becoming interested in having children through technologies such as surrogacy and artificial insemination.
Introduction to the Federal Government
Thus artificial insemination centers began to grow exponentially. However, there was widespread criticism that the guidelines were not followed properly. Last year, the federal government introduced the Artificial Insemination Technology Regulation Bill 2020, which seeks to protect the rights of donors, spouses and children.
Filed in the Lok Sabha
The law seeks to set minimum standards and codes of conduct for fertility clinics and egg / sperm banks. The law also provides for imprisonment and fines for violators. In this context, the Artificial Fertilization Technology Control Bill 2020 was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.
Minister Mansuk Mandavia
Federal Health Minister Manzuk Mandavia, who introduced the bill, said many artificial insemination centers across the country were operating without any disciplinary action. This can greatly affect the health of couples undergoing artificial insemination. Therefore, it is necessary to bring such a bill, he said.
The bill was introduced in September last year. Sent for consideration by the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee gave various recommendations. He said the federal government was considering them and had finally drafted the bill.
Artificial insemination centers
Speaking on the occasion, BJP MP Heena Kavit said that 80 per cent of artificial insemination centers are not registered. The bill also includes a minimum code of conduct for artificial insemination centers, ovaries and sperm.
At the state level
NK Premchandran of the Revolutionary Socialist Party. This bill depends on the rental bill. The rent bill is pending at the state level. Therefore, he said, the bill should not be taken up for discussion.
Assistant to the Minister
In response, Health Minister Mansuk Mandavia said the two bills would be passed in the Rajya Sabha after the bill is passed in the Lok Sabha. Following this, the Lok Sabha unanimously passed the Technical Regulation 2020 on Artificial Fertility Bill 2020.
He was sentenced to 12 years in prison
The details of the couple coming for artificial insemination will be kept confidential. Egg donors and recipients will be brought under the purview of the bill. Those involved in the sale of eggs will be fined Rs 10 lakh for the first offense. Re-arrest is punishable by up to 12 years in prison.
Summary of English
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday unanimously passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill 2021 after a detailed discussion between all parties in the House for the first time this winter session. The Union Health Minister said that the Rental Pregnancy Bill and the Reproductive Assistance Technology Control Bill will be passed in the Rajya Sabha.
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