New Delhi: The Artificial Insemination Technology Regulation Bill 2020 was introduced in Lok Sabha yesterday and passed by voice vote. Those involved in the sale of eggs will be fined Rs 10 lakh for the first offense. If caught again, he could face up to 12 years in prison.
The Act provides for the regulation of the Artificial Fertilization Technology Regulation Bill, 2020 (Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020) to lay down minimum standards and rules of conduct for fertility clinics and egg/sperm banks.
Artificial insemination centers in India have recently started sprouting like canker sores. Due to the increasing number of husband and wife having defects in childbearing, many people have started showing interest in having children through techniques like surrogacy and artificial insemination.
Introduction to Federal Government
Thus, artificial insemination centers began to develop rapidly. However, there were widespread allegations that he did not follow the guidelines properly. The federal government last year introduced the Artificial Insemination Technology Regulation Bill 2020, which seeks to protect the rights of donors, couples and children.
filed in Lok Sabha
The law seeks to set minimum standards and rules of conduct for fertility clinics and egg/sperm banks. There is also a provision for imprisonment and fine for those who violate the law. In this connection, the Artificial Insemination Technology Regulation Bill, 2020 was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.
Minister Manzuk Mandaviya
Federal Health Minister Mansuk Mandaviya, who introduced the bill, said many artificial insemination centers across the country were operating without any disciplinary action. This can have a major impact on the health of couples who have undergone artificial insemination. That is why it is necessary to bring such a bill.
The bill was introduced in September last year. was sent to the Standing Committee for consideration. The Standing Committee made various recommendations. He said the federal government is looking into them and has finally drafted the bill.
artificial insemination center
Speaking on the occasion, BJP MP Heena Cavit said that 80 percent of the artificial insemination centers are not registered. He said the bill includes a minimum code of conduct for artificial insemination centers and egg and sperm banks.
pending at the state level
NK Prem Chandran of Revolutionary Socialist Party. This bill is dependent on the rental bill. The rent bill is pending at the state level. That’s why he said that this bill should not be taken up for discussion.
Responding to this, Health Minister Mansuk Mandaviya said that after the bill is passed in the Lok Sabha, both the bills will be passed in the Rajya Sabha. After this, the Technical Regulation in Artificial Reproductive Assistance Bill 2020 was passed by voice vote in the Lok Sabha.
12 years in prison
The details of couples coming for artificial insemination will be kept confidential. Egg donors and recipients will be brought under the ambit of the Bill. Those involved in the sale of eggs will be fined Rs 10 lakh for the first offense. If caught again, he could face up to 12 years in prison.
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021 by voice vote in the House during this winter session after a detailed discussion among all the parties. The Union Health Minister has announced that both the Surrogacy Bill and the Reproductive Assistance Technology Regulation Bill will be passed in the Rajya Sabha.
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