Cabinet gives nod to moving official amendments in 2016 Surrogacy Bill in bid to ban commercialisation of practice
The panel had recommended that there should be no discrimination against people of Indian-origin living abroad seeking to use surrogacy services in India. There is "no point" in restricting NRIs, PIOs and OCI from using surrogacy services.
The Cabinet, on Wednesday, gave its approval for moving official amendments in a bill which aims at banning commercial surrogacy, allowing altruistic surrogacy to needy infertile couples and its effective regulation in the country.
The ‘Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016’ proposes to regulate surrogacy by establishing appropriate authorities at the central level and in states and Union Territories, an official statement said.