Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill Current Affairs - 2020

Introduction of Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 in LS: Important note

The central government introduced the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, in Lok Sabha, seeking the control to regulate assisted reproductive technology services across the country to ensure ethical practices. What are the key provisions of the bill? It will mandate registering of all fertility clinics and banks in India with a national registering authority. Read More…

Union Cabinet approves changes introduced in Surrogacy (Regulation) bill

On February 26, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the changes introduced to the Surrogacy (Regulation) bill, 2019. The changes were introduced by the 23-member select committee of Rajya Sabha. Highlights The changes approved include not only close relatives but “any woman” willing to act as a surrogate mother shall be allowed. It has also approved Read More…

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 passed by Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha has passed Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 on 19th December 2018 to protect surrogacy in the country. The bill has banned commercial surrogacy and allows only altruistic surrogacy. The bill protects the rights of the surrogate mother and the child born from surrogacy and promotes ethical surrogacy. Surrogacy is defined as an agreement between a Read More…

Cabinet approves amendments in Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

The Union Cabinet has approved proposal for moving official amendments in Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016. Once the Bill is enacted by Parliament, National Surrogacy Board (NSB) will be constituted at central level. The States/UTs will constitute State Surrogacy Boards (SSBs) and State Appropriate Authorities within 3 months of notification by Central Government. Background India has Read More…