The DNA Profiling Bill looks to legalize the collection and analysis of DNA samples for forensic purposes and the creation of a national database in India. The Bill was developed further by an expert committee following widespread concerns about privacy and the need for further safeguards. However, a new draft Bill is now scheduled to be submitted to Parliament despite dissent from some members of the committee, who stated that their concerns had not been fully addressed.
The Draft DNA Profiling Bill was piloted in 2007 by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, an autonomous organization funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Read the press coverage, draft Bill and dissenting statements on the FGPI wiki.