Courts can take cognizance of an offence under the law upon receiving a complaint from:
- The Appropriate Authority for that State or Union Territory, or
- An officer authorised by the Central or State Government or the relevant Appropriate Authority; or
- Any person who has given at least 15 days’ notice in the given format to the Appropriate Authority, of the alleged offence and their intention to make a complaint to the court.1
- Section 28(1), Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994.