SectionsParticulars
Chapter IPreliminary
1Short title, extent and commencement
1.     This Act may be called the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Bill, 2009.2.     It shall come into force on suc...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-a.     "animal" means,-              i.        cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, yak, mithun;             ...
Chapter IIControl of Scheduled Diseases
3Appointment of Veterinary Officers
The State Government may, by notification, appoint-a.     such number of persons, as it deems proper, to be Veterinarians to undertake inspection and specif...
4Reporting scheduled diseases obligatory
1.     Every owner, or any other person, non-governmental organisation, public bodies or the village panchayat, in charge of any animal which he or it has re...
5Duty to segregate infected animals
1.     Every owner or person in charge of an animal, which he has reason to believe is infective of a scheduled disease, shall segregate such animal and have...
6Notification of controlled areas and free areas
1.     The State Government may, with the object of preventing, controlling or eradicating any scheduled disease, by notification, declare any area to be a c...
7Prohibition of movement of animals from controlled area
1.     Where a notification has been issued under sub-section (1) of section 6 declaring any area as a controlled area in relation to any disease affecting a...
8Vaccination, marking and issue of vaccination certificate
1.     The vaccine to an animal may be administered by any person competent under the law for the time being in force to administer it, and issue a certifica...
9Contents of vaccination certificate
Every vaccination certificate issued under this Act shall be in such form and shall contain such particulars as may be prescribed by the Central Government....
10Entry and exit of animals into controlled area and free area
1.     Where any area has been declared as a controlled area under sub-section (1) of section 6 in respect of any disease affecting any species of animals, n...
11Precautionary measures in relation to controlled areas
No person shall take out of the controlled area-a.     any animal, alive or dead, which is infected with, or reasonably suspected to have been infected with...
12Prohibition of markets, fairs, exhibition, etc., in the controlled areas
No person, organisation or institution shall hold any animal market, animal fair, animal exhibition and carry on any other activity which involves grouping or...
13Prohibition of bringing of infected animals into market and other places
No person shall bring or attempt to bring into market, fair, exhibition or other congregation of animals or to any public place, any animal which is known to ...
14Check Posts and Quarantine Camps
1.     The Director may establish as many Quarantine Camps and Check Posts within the State as may be required-a.     for the detention of animals suffering...
15Inspection and detention of animals at Check Posts and Quarantine Camps
1.     Every person in charge of any Check Post or Quarantine Camp shall inspect any animal stopped at the Check Post, or detained therein or at the Quaranti...
16Entry and exit of vaccinated animals into controlled and free areas
Notwithstanding anything contained in section 10, an animal belonging to the species of animals in respect of which an area has been declared as a controlled ...
17Appointment of Competent Officers
The State Government may, for the proper implementation of the provisions of this Act, by notification, authorise any person to exercise any power or discharg...
18Cleaning and disinfection of carriers
1.     Every common carrier whether a vessel or vehicle shall be cleaned and disinfected immediately before and after the transportation of any animal in tha...
19Powers of entry and inspection
Any Veterinary Officer or other Competent Officer may enter upon and inspect any land or building or place, vessel or vehicle, for the purpose of ensuring com...
Chapter IIIInfected Areas
20Declaration of infected areas
If the Veterinary Officer, upon receipt of a report from a Veterinarian or otherwise, is satisfied that, in any place or premises falling within his jurisdict...
21Effect of declaration of infected areas
1.     Where an area has been declared as an infected area under section 20, all provisions of this Act which are applicable in relation to a controlled area...
22De-notification of infected area
If the Veterinary Officer, after such enquiry as he may deem fit, is satisfied that there is no longer the threat or danger of any animal being infected with ...
Chapter IVInfected Animals
23Segregation, examination and treatment of infected animals
1.     Where the Veterinarian has, on receipt of a report or otherwise, reason to believe that any animal is infected with a scheduled disease, he may, by or...
24Drawing samples from animals
1.     Where the Veterinary Officer considers it necessary for the purpose of ascertaining whether the animal which is suspected to have been infected with a...
25Resort to euthanasia for infected animals
If the Veterinary Officer deems it necessary that an animal, which is infected with a scheduled disease, euthanasia has to be resorted to, for preventing the ...
26Disposal of carcass
Every person in possession of carcass (or any part thereof) of any animal, which, at the time of its death, was infected with any scheduled disease or was sus...
27Powers of Veterinary Officer and Veterinarian to hold post-mortem examination
1.     Where the Veterinary Officer or any Veterinarian has reason to believe that the death of an animal has been caused by an infection of any scheduled di...
28Seizure and removal of certain animals
Where any animal which is infected or suspected to have been infected is found without any person claiming to be its owner, or where a valid order or directio...
Chapter VEnforcement and Penalties
29Enforcement of orders and recovery of expenses
1.     Where by any rule, notification, notice, requisition, order or direction made under this Act, any person is required to take any measure or to do anyt...
30Village Officers, etc., to assist
All Municipal, Panchayat or Village Officers and all officers of the rural and dairy development, revenue, agriculture, animal husbandry and veterinary depart...
31Penalty for issuing vaccination certificate without authority or administering defective vaccine
If any person issues a vaccination certificate,-a.     without authority or competence in that behalf, or b.    after administering the vaccine which is kn...
32Penalties
Any person who contravenes the provisions of this Act or obstructs the Competent Officer in performing his duties shall be guilty of an offence punishable wit...
33Penalty for placing infected animal or carcass in river, etc.
Whoever places or causes or permits to be placed in any river, lake, canal or any other water body, the carcass or any part of the carcass of any animal which...
34Offences by companies
1.     Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company, every person who at the time the offence was committed was in charge of, and was resp...
Chapter VIPrecautionary Measures on Causative Organism, Etc.
35Prevention of escape of causative organism
1.     In every institution, laboratory or clinic, engaged in the manufacture, testing or research, related to vaccines, sera, diagnostics or chemotherapeuti...
Chapter VIIMiscellaneous
36Prevention of escape of causative organism
Power to delegate. - The State Government may, by notification, delegate to any officer or authority subordinate to it, all or any of the powers conferred on ...
37Officers and authorities to function subject to Government control
All officers and authorities under this Act shall exercise their powers and discharge their duties conferred or imposed on them by or under this Act, in accor...
38Power to amend the Schedule
1.     The Central Government may, by notification, add to, or omit from the Schedule any animal disease and the said disease shall, as from the date of the ...
39Power to issue directions
The Central Government may, with the object of prevention, control and eradication of any infectious or contagious disease of animals, issue such directions t...
40Certain persons to be public servants
Every Competent Officer, Director and Veterinary Officer, while exercising any power or performing any duty under this Act, shall be deemed to be a public ser...
41Power to remove difficulties
1.     If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make ...
42Power of Central Government to make rules
1.     The Central Government may, subject to the condition of previous publication, by notification, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act....
43Power of State Government to make rules
1.     The State Government may, by notification and with the prior approval of the Central Government, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act....
44Laying of rules
1.     Every rule made by the Central Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it ...
45Repeal and savings
On the commencement of this Act-              i.        The Glanders and Farcy Act, 1899;             ii.        The Dourine Act, 1910; and            i...
ScheduleThe Schedule
The Schedule A
a.     Multiple species diseases1.     Anthrax.2.     Aujeszky's disease.3.     Bluetongue.4.     Brucellosis.5.     Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever.6.     ...
The Schedule B
B.    Cattle diseases1.     Bovine anaplasmosis.2.     Bovine babesiosis.3.     Bovine genital campylobacteriosis.4.     Bovine spongiform encephalopathy.5....
The Schedule C
C.    Sheep and goat diseases1.     Caprine arthritis/encephalitis.2.     Contagious agalactia.3.     Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia.4.     Enzootic abo...
The Schedule D
D.    Equine diseases1.     African horse sickness.2.     Contagious equine metritis.3.     Dourine.4.     Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern).5.     Equine...
The Schedule E
E.    Swine diseases1.     African swine fever.2.     Classical swine fever.3.     Nipah virus encephalitis.4.     Porcine cysticercosis.5.     Porcine rep...
The Schedule F
F.    Avian diseases1.     Avian chlamydiosis.2.     Avian infectious bronchitis.3.     Avian infectious laryngotracheitis.4.     Avian mycoplasmosis (M. g...
The Schedule G
G.    Lagomorph diseases1.     Myxomatosis.2.     Rabbit haemorrhagic disease....
The Schedule H
H.    Bee diseases1.     Acarapisosis of honey bees.2.     American foulbrood of honey bees.3.     European foulbrood of honey bees.4.     Small hive bettl...
The Schedule I
I.      Fish diseases1.     Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis.2.     Infectious haematopoietic necrosis.3.     Spring viraemia of carp.4.     Viral haemorr...
The Schedule J
J.     Mollusc diseases1.     Infection with Bonamia ostreae.2.     Infection with Bonamia exitiosa.3.     Infection with Marteilia refringens.4.     Infec...
The Schedule K
K.    Crustacean diseases1.     Taura syndrome.2.     White spot disease.3.     Yellowhead disease.4.     Tetrahedral baculovirosis (Baculovirus penaei).5....
The Schedule L
L.     Other diseases1.     Camelpox.2.     Leishmaniosis....
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