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National Registry of Voluntary Organ Donors

Office of Profit
•If an MLA or an MP holds a government office and receives benefits from it, then that office is termed as an “office of profit”.
•A person will be disqualified if he holds an office of profit under the central or state government
•MP or MLA can be disqualified for:
a) Holding an office of profit under government of India or state government;
b) Being of unsound mind;
c) Being an undischarged insolvent;
d) Not being an Indian citizen or for acquiring citizenship of another country
•【President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected a petition demanding disqualification of 11 Delhi MLAs belonging to Aam Aadmi Party for allegedly holding office of profit】
National Registry of Voluntary Organ Donors
•The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Centre and the states of Punjab and Haryana, as well as the Union Territory of Chandigarh, to implement ‘The Transplant of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994’ in letter and spirit
•In May 2019, the PGIMER was asked to constitute a committee of doctors for deliberations over the subject, and to submit a report containing measures to promote cadaver donations
▫️Recommendations made by the committee:
•Create a National Registry of Donors, and a biometrics-based authentication of donors and recipients.
•A database of all surgeons and medical experts sanctioned for the transplantation should also be maintained etc.
•Committee has said there needs to be the involvement of certified NGOs and religious bodies to create positive awareness.

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