About PC & PNDT Act

The Jammu And Kashmir Preconception and Prenatal Sex Selection/Determination(PROHIBITION AND REGULATION) ACT,2002.

An act to provide for the prohibition of sex selection, before or after conception and for regulation of prenatal diagnostic techniques for the purpose 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 feticide and for matters connected therewith or incidental.

Misuse of modern diagnostic facilities like ulta-sonography, amniocentesis, chorionic villi examination etc for the purpose of female feticide which is against the female sex and affects the dignity and status of women, dowry, Men Dominated Society, Son preference, Pind-Daan etc related matters were raised by the organizations working for the welfare and uplift of women therefore it was necessary to bring a legislation to regulate use of diagnostic techniques and to provided punishment to stop the misuse of diagnostic techniques. It also prohibits advertisement of PNDT for detection & determination of sex. Permission & regulation of the use of PNDT for the purpose of detection of specific genetic abnormalities or disorders etc. Only to registered centre under this act.

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Media Gallary Govt. order 609


 “The Juvenile – Sex ratio (0-6 Years) is the most realistic indicator of trends in female foeticide and continuing discrimination against the girl child.
It constitutes a relatively stable population – not migrating for education, work or marriage"


Any Person who gives information about occurrence of sex determination/Female Foeticide with sufficient evidence to the "Appropriate Authority" (AA) at any level shall be given a reward of Rs. 50,000 by the State.
NOTE: The information should be supported with strong evidence.