following amendments to Rules under the PC PNDT Act have been notified

      Amendment to Rule 11 (2) of the
      PC PNDT Rules, 1996, notified vide GSR 426 (E), dated 31st May 2011, to
      provide for confiscation of unregistered machines and further punishment under
      the Act.

      notified vide
      GSR 80(E) dated 7th February,
      2012, to regulate the use of portable ultrasound equipment and services offered
      by mobile genetic clinics.

      Amendment notified vide GSR
      418( E),dated 4th June 2012, restricting each medical practitioner
      qualified under the Act to conduct ultrasonography in
      a genetic clinic/ultrasound clinic/imaging centre, to be registered with a
      maximum of two such clinics/centers within a district, enhancement in
      Registration fee for bodies under PCPNDT Act and intimation  of every change of employee, place,
      address and equipment installed, to the Appropriate Authority within a period
      of 30 days in advance of the expected date of such change by clinics and
      facilities .

      The Notification GSR 418(E), dated 4th June 2012,
      has been challenged by Indian Radiological and Imaging Association in Hon’ble High Courts of  Bombay, Delhi, Nagpur, Chandigarh
      and Lucknow and the matter is sub-judice.

      The above information was given by
      the Union Minister for Health Family Welfare Shri
      Ghulam Nabi Azad in a
      written reply in the Rajya Sabha