Section 12 in The Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994

Title: Appointment of officers and other employees of the Board

Description: (1) For the purpose of enabling it efficiently to discharge its functions under this Act, the Board may, subject to such regulations as may be made in this behalf, appoint (whether on deputation or otherwise) such number of officers and other employees as it may consider necessary: Provided that the appointment of such category of officers, as may be specified in such regulations, shall be subject to the approval of the Central Government. (2) Every officer or other employee appointed by the Board shall be subject to such conditions of service and shall be entitled to such remuneration as may be specified in the regulations.

Title: Authentication of orders and other instruments of the Board

Description: All orders and decisions of the Board shall be authenticated by the signature of the Chairman or any other member authorised by the Board in this behalf, and all other instruments issued by the Board shall be authenticated by the signature of the Member-Secretary or any other officer of the Board authorised in like manner in this behalf.

Title: Disqualifications for appointment as member

Description: A person shall be disqualified for being appointed as a member if, he— (a) has been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for an offence which, in the opinion of the Central Government, involves moral turpitude; or (b) is an undischarged insolvent; or (c) is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court; or (d) has been removed or dismissed from the service of the Government or a Corporation owned or controlled by the Government; or (e) has, in the opinion of the Central Government, such financial or other interest in the Board as is likely to affect prejudicially the discharge by him of his functions as a member; or 1[(f) has, in the opinion of the Central Government, been associated with the use or promotion of pre-natal diagnostic technique for determination of sex or with any sex selection technique.] 1 Subs. by Act 14 of 2003, s. 11, for clause (f) (w.e.f. 14-2-2003).

Title: Eligibility of member for reappointment

Description: Subject to the other terms and conditions of service as may be prescribed, any person ceasing to be a member shall be eligible for reappointment as such member: 1[Provided that no member other than an ex officio member shall be appointed for more than two consecutive terms.] 1 Ins. by s. 12, ibid. (w.e.f. 3-9-2001).

Title: Functions of the Board

Description: 1[16. Functions of the Board.-- The Board shall have the following functions, namely:-- (i) to advise the Central Government on policy matters relating to use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques, sex selection techniques and against their misuse; (ii) to review and monitor implementation of the Act and rules made thereunder and recommend to the Central Government changes in the said Act and rules; (iii) to create public awareness against the practice of pre-conception sex selection and pre-natal determination of sex of foetus leading to female foeticide; (iv) to lay down code of conduct to be observed by persons working at Genetic Counselling Centres, Genetic Laboratories and Genetic Clinics; (v) to oversee the performance of various bodies constituted under the Act and take appropriate steps to ensure its proper and effective implementation; (vi) any other functions as may be prescribed under the Act.] 1 Subs. by s. 13, ibid., for section 16 (w.e.f. 14-2-2003).

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