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As per nature’s own balance, 940-950 girls are born per 1000 boys. By finding out the number of girls actually born per 1000 boys, we can calculate the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB). Similarly, by finding out the number of girls per 1000 boys in the 0-6 years age group, we get to know the Child Sex Ratio (CSR). SRB provides a more accurate indication of the extent to which sex selection occurs in a community. The 2001 census provides CSR data at the national, state and district levels. The Sample Registration System (SRS) provides data on SRB at the national and state levels. As per the 2001 census, the CSR of India was 927 girls to 1000 boys in the 0-6 years age group.
The Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT Act) 1994 prohibits sex selection, before or after conception. Its purpose is to prevent misuse of technologies, such as ultrasound, in situations where information on sex of the foetus is found out for the specific purpose of eliminating girls. It is illegal to test the sex of the foetus for non-medical reasons. The law provides for imprisonment and fine. The law suffers from the bottlenecks of implementation, and there have been few convictions so far. The major difficulty relates to proving that an offence has occurred, since it takes place behind closed doors, with connivance between the medical service provider and parents.
For the first time in the history of IT intervention in this category was introduced in year 2007, thought over by than District Collector, Jabalpur (MP, India) IAS Sanjay Dubey and implemented. However it was a little success as the initiative could not take off after his transfer from the District of Jabalpur. It was than taken over by District of Kolhapur and than spread further. Beti Bachao is a logical extension with latest modification and was conceived by the inventors of Silent Observer™ from Sukrut Systems, Pune. After studying various solutions available in the market, the company has specifically designed this solution to help the administration and appropriate authorities while at the same time take care of the convenience of sonography center owners. It is designed as an MIS (Management Information System) for the district and state appropriate authorities.
In the regulatory approach taken by the government, there exists a paradoxical situation that the entire responsibility of filling, maintaining and submitting of F-form lies with the doctors, who themselves are under the scanner by the PC & PNDT Act as potential malpractioners. The Act is capable in handling such lacunas however; lack of proper support tools to the law enforcement agencies with substantial evidence had been a major setback in the effective implementation of the PC & PNDT Act. SIOB™ addresses this particular pain area by providing a tool to law enforcement agencies by addressing the two major threats of Under and False reporting to the PC & PNDT Act implementation.
Silent Observer™ (also known as SIOB™) is an embedded device that connects to a Sonography Machine used to view and analyze the sonograms of a fetus. SIOB™ captures the videographic information of F-form to complement the physical F-form as described in PC & PNDT Act 1994 and amendments thereafter.
Coupled with Sonography machine on one end and F-form reporting system on the other, Silent Observer™ or Silent Observer™ - 2 addresses to issue to a great extent keeping a continuous watch on the reporting system. Due to the above mentioned benefits of the SIOB™ the chances of sex selective abortion is drastically reduced and any offenders of the PC & PNDT can be brought before the law.