This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Examining Social Work Role In Pndt Act

4098 words - 17 pages


Amit Kumar

Declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) is cause of concern in the development process of India. The decline in CSR is not a new phenomena, it has relevance from the past when the Indian society was governed under Patriarchal norms. Son preferences had become a remarkable feature and in verse to have a son many female feticides were done and as a result the country is going through the process of missing women. Females have always been marginalized by main stream society through various methods e.g. sati system, absence of property rights, sex ...view middle of the document...

An Act to provide for the prohibition of sex selection, before or after conception, and for regulation of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for the purposes of detecting genetic abnormalities or metabolic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities or certain congenital malformations or sex-linked disorders and for the preven-tion of their misuse for sex determination leading to female foeticide; and, for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 
The act prohibits misuse of NRT which is conducted for sex determination and makes it a punishable offence. This act is basically framed on the principle of one’s fundamental right as well as human right, i.e. “Right to life” and “Right to freedom” which is engraved in our constitution. One in any circumstances doesn’t have authority to take the life of any one. Indian patriarchal society from several decades has violated the right to life of female infants. The CSR as well as Overall sex ratio (OSR) is in deficit since 1901- Violence against women over the life cycle, from womb to tomb- female infanticide, neglect of girl child in terms of health and nutrition, child marriage and repeated pregnancy taking heavy toll of girl’s lives- selective elimination of female fetuses and selection of male at a preconception. This act restores the human right of an individual to life and the freedom of women in decision making regarding the birth of her child. Some key stages that led to the formation of the act:
1976: The Centre banned sex-determination tests in government facilities.
1988: The Maharashtra Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, followed by similar acts by the governments of Punjab, Gujarat and Haryana
1994: The Punjab Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Control & Regulation) Act
1994: The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Bill (introduced in Parliament in 1991, passed in 1994)
2003: Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act, 2002
Following are the major remedies the act provides:
1. Prohibition of sex selection, before and after conception: Sex determination and sex pre-selection, scientific techniques to be utilized only when certain genetic conditions are anticipated. NRT test helps in detecting several genetic disorders, such as Down’s Syndrome, neurotube conditions in the fetus, retarded muscular growth, ‘Rh’ incompatibility, haemophilia, and other physical and mental conditions. But increasing abuse of these technologies has increased the susceptibility of female infants. Therefore the use of these technologies has been barred except in complex situations.
2. Regulation of prenatal diagnostic techniques (e.g. amniocentesis and ultrasonography) for detection of genetic abnormalities, by restricting their use to registered institutions: The Act allows the use of these techniques only at a registered place for a specified purpose and by a qualified person, registered for this purpose.
3. Prevention of...

Other Papers Like Examining Social Work Role in Pndt Act

Social Media's Role in 2011 Egyptian Revolution

1248 words - 5 pages Social media’s role in 2011 Egyptian revolution Egyptian revolution in 2011 was part of Arab Spring, a series of demonstrations, protests and revolutions. All of those revolts have one thing in common and it is the important role of social media. This essay is going to investigate the social media’s effect on Arab Spring, particularly on the revolution in Egypt. Social media have a great power, because thanks to them, people can share their

Factors That Affects the Performance of Role as Bs Social Work Students

1771 words - 8 pages the Problem: This study aimed to determine the problems encountered in the performance of role as a BS Social work students at Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City. Specifically, it sought to answer the following questions: 1. What are the problems that the students encountered? 2. What difficulty that the students find in performing their role? 3. What are the factors that affects in the role performance? Objectives

How Did Social Media Act in the Egypatian

1322 words - 6 pages their role in the Egyptian revolution. We will start by introducing Facebook one of the most important social networks all over the world. Facebook is a social networking website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook Inc. May 2012. It reached more than 900 million users; more than half of them using cell phones, iPod, iPhones & tablets Users cannot access the site unless you register, after having a Facebook

Why Is the Law so Important in Social Work?

1129 words - 5 pages the laws that affect social work have been introduced and implemented. It was not until the mid 1960’s for instance that race discrimination laws were introduced, and it was even later in the mid 1970’s that sex discrimination laws were put into place. It was even later than that, in 1989 in fact, when the first clear and substantial child legislation was set out in The Children Act 1989. Neil Thompson suggests that the introduction of newer

Gender Differences and Social Work Intervention in China

1591 words - 7 pages problem: besides work load, competition, relationships, and all these general of career pressure, due to social gender specification and culture of effects, in career development in the by formed of on men and women gender different of role requires, and social looks forward to, workplace in the gender isolation and discrimination, factors also constitute has career pressure of a main sources, on men and women are produces has negative of effects

Analysis Of And The Role Of An Extract Of Act I Scene IV In Shakespeare's "Hamlet"

1016 words - 5 pages , Claudius' murder, revolves around it.In conclusion, Shakespeare uses Act I as an introduction to the main protagonists in the play. This would have been good for the audience, a useful dramatic tool that ensures that they could get to know what had happened and will happen further on in the play. It also sets the stage, as the tension already begins to build up. Hamlet starts to develop as a character with his own distinctive traits, as do other characters that will act out an important role in the play.

The Role Of Witches In Act 1 Of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

3797 words - 16 pages The Role of Witches in Act 1 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth The people of England endured a lot during its vindictive and powerful history. Reformation both in politics, economy and especially in religion had created a more independent England. Henry VIII had broken away from the disintegrating yet more prevailing and orthodox Catholic Church, for his desire to gain a divorce from his current wife. It was customary

Work in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young Peoples Settings

1270 words - 6 pages , giftedness, physical disability or health issues such as allergies or chronic illness. Individuals with additional needs also frequently receive support or therapy from other professionals such as social workers, psychologists, occupational or speech therapists or health care professionals. It is important that whenever possible, care professionals work in collaboration with other practitioners who are supporting a child who has additional needs

Social Work and Its Code of Ethics in the West and the Arab World

2182 words - 9 pages of social work in the Arab world, Ragab (1995, cited in Al-Krenawi, and Graham, 2003) maps out the historical progress of social work as a profession in the Arab world as a product of both French and British colonialism. According to Al-Krenawi and Graham (2003), Egypt played a significant and influential role in the development and expansion of the social work profession in the Middle East and Arab world. In 1935, Egypt became the receiver of

Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings

3643 words - 15 pages practice requires that social care workers are accountable for their work and that they take responsibility for maintaining and improving skills and knowledge. By attending supervision and reflecting on experiences, workers can identify any training needs they feel they may have to help them in their job role. It also expects social care workers to “meet relevant standards of practice and work in a lawful, safe and effective way” and to seek

What Role Does Social Class and Class Ambiguity Play in Wuthering Heights?

915 words - 4 pages What role does social class and class ambiguity play in Wuthering Heights? The social class and class ambiguity in Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights is a key aspect when following the plot. When Heathcliff is first introduced Hindley, Hindley shows characteristics of dominants and superiorness. Bronte shows that Thrushcross Grange is a far superior manor to the farmhouse at Wuthering Heights by Catherine's reasoning for marring Edgar

Related Essays

Work And Social Assistance Act Of The Netherlands

4860 words - 20 pages government we see the costs of WSAA. So not every groups of society experience the problems of the WSAA but also every level of society from the municipalities who regulate the WSAA to the government who sets the policies for WSAA. 2. History of the Work and Social Assistance Act 2.1 History As mentioned in the introduction the Netherlands is a welfare state. The welfare state is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in

Social Issues In Judith Wrights Work

1529 words - 7 pages Social issues are displayed in many poets’ work and their beliefs on these issues are exposed intentionally through the use of various techniques. Judith Wright conveyed her view on social issues in most of her poems, and built her argument by using a variety of poetic techniques which position the reader to comprehend her beliefs. By developing a socially critical perspective through her poems, Wright’s view of the world’s social issues is

The Role Of Theory In Social Research

1954 words - 8 pages facts and Parsons unit of act and social systems are very much relatable as has been explained above. Works Cited Durkheim, Emile. (1984). Mechanical and Organic Solidarity. NY: Free Press. Durkheim, Emile. The Rules of Sociological Method. NY: Free Press, 1982. Lecture Notes. Parsons, Talcott. (1938). The Role of Theory in Social Research. American Sociological Review. 3(1), 13-20.

Role Of Social Media In Business

607 words - 3 pages Nowadays social media plays a vital role in all business and marketing circles. Social media marketing is the best platform to promote your site through social media channels (for example Flickr, Twitter, Facebook) and you will get more number of visitors and huge amount of traffic. And also without spending huge amount of money you can generate more number of visitors and returning visitors. Social media is the best way to promote your business