<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Bill seeking ban on commercial surrogacy in India, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday that also aims at safeguarding the rights of surrogate mothers and children born through surrogacy.Minister of Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 in Parliament. If Parliament approves it, there will be a complete ban on commercial surrogacy, but altruistic surrogacy (when a surrogate is given no financial gain for carrying a child) will be permitted for needy infertile couples under strict regulations.The bill entitles only Indian citizens to avail of surrogacy. Foreigners, NRIs and Persons of Indian Origin Card (PIO) are not allowed to seek surrogacy in the country. Homosexuals, single parents, and live-in couples are also not entitled for surrogacy.


Bill on commercial surrogacy ban tabled