Do not discriminate against NRIs on surrogacy, parliamentary panel suggestsAugust 11, 2017 18:47
A parliamentary panel has said 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 Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizen of India from using surrogacy services, the panel's report, tabled in Parliament recently, said.
While recommending that foreign nationals be kept out of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, it advocated an appropriate mechanism for a complete background check of NRIs, PIOs and OCIs intending to use the services of surrogates for bearing a child on their behalf.
The committee headed by Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said there were adequate provisions in the Bill for an appropriate authority to scrutinise documents submitted by the intending couple before commissioning surrogacy and to reject an application in case of any violation of rules.