DNA Profiling Bill

“The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill - 2019”

Recognizing the need for regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology in the country, “The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill - 2019”, has been formulated for establishing identity of missing persons, victims, offenders, under trials and unknown deceased persons.

The Bill has the provision to establish a DNA Regulatory Board (DRB) to carry out the functions and exercise the power assigned to it under the proposed Bill. It also has the provisions to establish National and Regional DNA Data Banks for the maintenance of the national forensic DNA database for the purposes of identification of the aforementioned category of persons. This will aid in scientific up-gradation and streamlining of the DNA testing activities in the country. The Bill is under consideration by the Government.