February 27, 2020 4:00 am
The Bill is aimed at banning commercial surrogacy and allowing altruistic surrogacy, Union minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters.
February 11, 2020 7:09 am
A Select Committee has given its report on the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, recommending that surrogacy should not be restricted to close relatives. A look at the provisions and journey of the Bill since 2016.
January 22, 2020 1:16 am
Commercial surrogacy includes surrogacy or its related procedures undertaken for a monetary benefit or reward (in cash or kind) exceeding the basic medical expenses and insurance coverage.
January 14, 2020 2:28 am
When Health Minister Harsh Vardhan took up the Bill in Rajya Sabha in Parliament last year, MPs had sought amendments in certain provisions.
November 22, 2019 5:39 am
The Bill, which seeks to ban commercial surrogacy, was passed by the Lok Sabha in the monsoon session and was taken up for discussion in the Upper House on Tuesday.
November 21, 2019 12:21 am
The Bill, which seeks to ban commercial surrogacy, was passed by Lok Sabha in Monsoon Session and was taken up for discussion in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
August 12, 2019 7:57 am
Chapter I of the Bill defines a surrogate mother as, “a woman bearing a child (who is genetically related to the intending couple) through surrogacy from the implantation of the embryo in her womb…”.
August 09, 2019 4:43 am
Bill to promote altruistic surrogacy gives short shrift to women’s agency.
July 16, 2019 3:09 am
The bill, introduced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan, stipulates the constitution of surrogacy boards at the national and state levels. The couples will not be able to abandon a child produced through surrogacy under any condition.
July 04, 2019 2:16 am
The Bill proposes to 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.