Srinagar: The authorities recently sealed various USG centres for violating PC&PNDT Act in the north Kashmir district of Kupwara, an official spokesman said here this evening.
He said in order to curb the menace of illegal sex determination and other unethical practices, the district administration Kupwara launched a special drive against the USG centres violating the provisions of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act.
A team of Officers headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara and Chief Medical Officer Kupwara and Station House Officer Kupwara inspected the various USG Centers in Kupwara town.
During the course of inspection, various USG Centers were found operating in violation of PC&PNDT Act and were immediately sealed on spot.
The inspection drive shall continue in other parts of the district as well to punish the offenders if found anywhere in the district, he said.