Tuesday, 31 January 2017

10 Important Points About Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 - 10 Important Points

10 Important Points About Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

Important points about the Surrogacy Bill.

Union cabinet gave its approval for introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bi11, 2015" on 24th August, 2016. Once it will become an act, it will ban commercial surrogacy in India.

The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National surrogacy Board at the central level and state surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities in the state and Union Territories.

The legislation will ensure effective regulation of surrogacy banning commercial surrogacy. It will ethical surrogacy to the needy infertile couples.



According to the Bill, only Indian couples, who have been married for at least 5 years can opt for surrogacy, provided at least one of them have been proven to have fertility-related issues.

It also prohibits sale and purchase of human embryo and gametes.

The rights of surrogate mother and children born out of surrogacy will be protected. The surrogate child will have the same rights of as that of a biological child.

The Bill shall apply to whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

A woman can become a surrogate mother only for altruistic purpose and under no circumstances she will be paid for it, although payment can be made towards medical expenses.

The bill is silent about the regulatory structure neither it talks about any new posts to be created.

Under the new bill, the clinics will have to maintain records of surrogacy for 25 years.

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