Official Amendments in “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill,2016 (Important) (Download PDF)

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Official amendments in the “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 were approved to regulate surrogacy in India thru establishing National Surrogacy Board, State Surrogacy Boards & Appropriate Authorities in States & UTs.

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  • After Parliament has been enacted the Bill, National Surrogacy Board will be constituted.

  • Within 3 months of notification by Central Govt. , States & UTs will start State Surrogacy Board & State Appropriate Authorities

  • Legally wedded couples who have been married for at least five years can opt for surrogacy.

  • Bars couples married fewer than five years, unmarried couples, gays, singles and foreigners from commissioning a surrogate.

Major Impact

  • Act will regulate surrogacy services & control unethical practices to prevent commercialization of surrogacy.

  • It will prohibit potential exploitation of surrogate mothers & children born thru surrogacy.

  • Ethical surrogacy to the couples who needed will be allowed on fulfilment of some conditions.

  • For specific purposes commercial surrogacy will be prohibited.

  • The couple who want to avail ethical surrogacy will be benefitted & surrogate mother & children’s rights will be protected.

  • Except J&K Bill shall apply to whole India.

Background

  • Surrogacy hub has been emerged in India for diff. countries couples.

  • Prohibiting commercial surrogacy has been recommended by 228th report of Law Commission of India.

  • “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016” was introduced on 21st Nov. 2016. It was referred to parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Welfare on 12th Jan. 2017.

  • Parliamentary Standing Committee held various meetings for holding discussions & to receive their suggestions.

  • 102nd Report of Departmental-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare on Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 was set on the Table of Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha on 10th Aug. 2017.

  • Earlier studies of 200 surrogates conducted in 2010 and in 2012, found many weren’t paid what they were promised and deceived about the procedures. Women were told their deliveries would be natural but often undergo a Caesarean section. Some couples commissioned more than one surrogate to boost their chances — with the less viable foetuses eliminated through a pill-induced miscarriage.

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction that helps intended parents (IPs) start families when they otherwise could not.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 1, 2018

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