Lok Sabha passes DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regula
The Bill that provides for regulation of use and application of DNA technology for establishing the identity of certain categories of persons, including offenders, victims, suspects and undertrials has been recently passed in Lok Sabha on January 8, 2019.

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 regulates the use of DNA technology to establish the identity of persons in criminal matters listed and civil matters.

The idea for a DNA Bill was first advanced by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in 2003.The Bill is expected to fast-track criminal cases in which DNA evidence could prove especially conclusive. The use of DNA data is also likely to be useful in quickly identifying missing persons and resolving criminal cases in which repeat offenders might be involved.

According to a brief published by PRS Legislative Research, “This includes offences under the Indian Penal Code, 1860, as well as offences under other laws such as the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955, and the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.”

The Bill has two major components involved in discharging the specific duties. They are the DNA databanks and the DNA Regulatory Board. There will be two kinds of databanks: a national one and multiple regional ones. Every databank will maintain DNA data in one of the following categories: the crime scene index, the suspects’ or undertrials’ index, the offenders’ index, the missing persons’ index and an ‘unknown’ deceased persons’ index.

The Regulatory Board will comprise 12 members. Some of them will be experts in the field of biological sciences, whereas the others will be the director-general of the National Investigation Agency, the directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation, the heads of the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics and the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, and a member of the National Human Rights Commission.

Read more here: https://thewire.in/the-sciences/lok-sabha-passes-dna-technology-bill-all-you-need-to-know
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Dr. S●●●●y G●●●a
Dr. S●●●●y G●●●a Paediatrics
This is got to be a humongous task...chances of failure in the long run
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M●●●●●●e L●●●●l General Medicine
As far as justice is concerned, though it is a huge task, am hoping it will help remove all obstacles that come in the way of justice.
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Dr. S●●●●●v S●●●●●1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
It has to be ascertained that no criminal should escape through the loopholes of DNA tests otherwise it would be a double edged weapon.
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