Convictions under PNDT in last three years

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  544
ANSWERED ON  14.08.2012

Strengthening of the PNDT Act

544 SHRI H.K. DUA
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to satate :-
(a) the number of convictions during the last three years under the PNDT Act in
different States in the country;

(b) whether Government is satisfied with the implementation of the law; and

(c) whether Government would consider toughening up the law so that the obnoxious practice of female foeticide is brought to an end at the earliest?

ANSWER
(a) The State-wise details of convictions secured under the PNDT Act during the last three years are annexed.
(b) The fact that the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) continues to be disturbingly low reflects that the PC & PNDT Act has not been implemented by the States as effectively as is desirable.

(c) Government of India is continuously taking all steps possible that will bring to an end the obnoxious practice of female foeticide .It has notified important amendments in Rules under the Act, including :-
• Amendment to Rule 11 (2) of the PC & PNDT Rules, 1996 to provide for confiscation of unregistered machines and further punishment under the Act
• Amendment to regulate the use of portable ultrasound equipment and services offered by mobile genetic clinics.
• Amendment to allow the doctors to be registered with a maximum of two USG clinic/centres within a district only.
• Amendment to Rule 5(1) of the PC&PNDT Rules, 1996 regarding enhancement in Registration fee for bodies under PC&PNDT Act.

• Amendment to Rule 13 of the PNDT Rules, 1996 with regard to mandating every Genetic Counselling Centre, Genetic Laboratory, Genetic Clinic, Ultrasound Clinic and Imaging Centre to intimate every change of employee, place, address and equipment installed, to the Appropriate Authority 30 days in advance of the expected date of such change, and seek issuance of a new certificate.

Government of India is also pursuing with the State Governments for effective implementation of the PC & PNDT Act. As an outcome of this, Quarterly Progress Reports are now reflecting an improved compliance of the provisions of the Act by States. 436 cases have been registered against violation of the PC & PNDT Act in last two years as against only 789 cases between 1995 and 2010.

Convictions under PNDT in last three years
S. No. States/ UTs 2009 2010 2011
1 Andhra Pradesh 0 0 0
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0
3 Assam 0 0 0
4 Bihar 0 0 0
5 Chhattisgarh 0 0 0
6 Goa 0 0 0
7 Gujarat 2 1 0
8 Haryana 0 4 7
9 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 0
10 Jammu & Kashmir 0 0 0
11 Jharkhand 0 0 0
12 Karnataka 0 0 0
13 Kerala 0 0 0
14 Madhya Pradesh 0 0 1
15 Maharashtra 1 2 11
16 Manipur 0 0 0
17 Meghalaya 0 0 0
18 Mizoram 0 0 0
19 Nagaland 0 0 0
20 Odisha 0 0 0
21 Punjab 1 0 0
22 Rajasthan 0 0 0
23 Sikkim 0 0 0
24 Tamil Nadu* 0 0 0
25 Tripura 0 0 0
26 Uttarakhand 0 0 0
27 Uttar Pradesh 0 0 0
28 West Bengal 0 0 0
29 A & N. Island 0 0 0
30 Chandigarh 0 0 0
31 D. & N. Haveli 0 0 0
32 Daman & Diu 0 0 0
33 Delhi 0 0 0
34 Lakshadweep 0 0 0
35 Puducherry 0 0 0
Total 4 7 19
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