Flying Squads for Animal welfare in Maharashtra
Govt. of Maharashta
Appointment of flying Squads for inspection of authorized slaughterhouses in Maharashtra
Government of Maharashtra
Government Notification No. PDA/2010/P. K. 329/AHD-3
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries Department
Mantralaya (Extention), Mumbai 400 032
Date: 29-October 2010
1. Letter with Central Government no 42/ 2010/ CO AWBI/ PCANHR/CIR/CS dated 11/08/2010.
2. Letter from Commissioner , Animal Husbandry No LST/ 476 / 1153 / 2010/PS-12 Pune dated 6.10.2012
There are various laws in existence for welfare of animals in Maharashtra state like Animal Preservation Act 1976 , Slaughter house Rules 2001 under Prevention of cruelty to Aniamls Act 1960 which are important laws and rules related to slaughter houses. The Animal Welfare Board of India ( AWBI) Chennai have informed that slaughter houses in the state must function as per the Slaughter house Rules 2001 under Prevention of cruelty to Animals act, and also the animals which are offered for slaughter need to be inspected and certified accordingly, as per the Animal Preservation Act 1976. It was under consideration of State Government to appoint flying squad to conduct surprise inspections of all the slaughter houses in the state to check for the implementation of the above acts. Provision for appointment of such flying squads is available in Prevention of cruelty to Animals act 1960. Accordingly the Government has decided to appoint such flying squads.
All authorized slaughter houses in the state ( private / under control of town development / rural development) must function as per the Animal Preservation Act 1976 , Slaughter house Rules 2001 under Prevention of cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Government is hereby agreeing to appoint officers at the district levels on flying squads for inspection of daily working of slaughter houses.
1. Collector of the Concerned district President
2. Commissioner / Chief Officer / Representative of
Municipal Corporations / Town Councils of the District Member
3. District Rural Police Chief /Representative Member
4 District Transport Officer /Representative Member
5. Officer / Representative of the Pollution Control board Member
6. Representative of organizations working for animal welfare Member
in the district
7. District Deputy Commissioner, Animal Husbandry Member Secretary
The above appointed committee, by paying surprise visits to the slaughter houses shall inspect whether they are working as per the Animal Preservation Act 1976 , Slaughter House Rules 2001 under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board laws, rules & regulations and submit the report to the Commissioner, Animal Husbandry.
Wherever the working is not as per provisions of the abovementioned rules, such shortcomings should be informed to Commissioner Animal Husbandry. In case, slaughter houses need to be shut down, till the shortcomings are removed such recommendation should be made to the Commissioner, Animal Husbandry.
The Commissioner, Animal Husbandry to forward such report to Government giving his opinion on the same.
Issued in the name of & on order by Governor Maharashtra.
1) Commissioner , Animal Husbandry, Pune
2) Chairman, Committee to Monitor Animal Welfare Laws, New Admin. Bldg Mumbai 32
3) Chairman, AWBI , Chennai
4) Principal Secretary, Town Development Dept, Mantralaya, Mumbai 32
5) Principal Secretary, Home Dept, Mantralaya , Mumbai 32
6) Principal Secretary, Home Dept ( Transport) , Mantralaya, Mumbai 32
7) Office of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries no 1,4,16, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries Dept Mantralaya , Mumbai 32
8) Selection file ( Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries no 13), Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development & Fisheries Dept Mantralaya, Mumbai 32