Surrogacy in India

Cabinet clears decks for National Surrogacy Board


Mains Paper 2: Governance | Issues relating to development & management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, National Surrogacy Board

Mains level: Issues and laws related to surrogacy

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

  1. The Union Cabinet gave its nod to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, paving way for the regulation of surrogacy
  2. This will be done by setting up National Surrogacy Board at the center

About the legislation

  1. The proposed legislation aims to protect the rights of surrogate mother and children born out of surrogacy and will apply to the whole of India, except for Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Once enacted by the Parliament, the National Surrogacy Board will be constituted at the central level
  3. The states and Union Territories will constitute the State Surrogacy Boards and State Appropriate Authorities within three months of the notification by the Central Government
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