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The Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II Control of Scheduled Diseases
3 Appointment of Veterinary Officers
4 Reporting scheduled diseases obligatory
5 Duty to segregate infected animals
6 Notification of controlled areas and free areas
7 Prohibition of movement of animals from controlled area
8 Vaccination, marking and issue of vaccination certificate
9 Contents of vaccination certificate
10 Entry and exit of animals into controlled area and free area
11 Precautionary measures in relation to controlled areas
12 Prohibition of markets, fairs, exhibition, etc., in the controlled areas
13 Prohibition of bringing of infected animals into market and other places
14 Check Posts and Quarantine Camps
15 Inspection and detention of animals at Check Posts and Quarantine Camps
16 Entry and exit of vaccinated animals into controlled and free areas
17 Appointment of Competent Officers
18 Cleaning and disinfection of carriers
19 Powers of entry and inspection
Chapter III Infected Areas
20 Declaration of infected areas
21 Effect of declaration of infected areas
22 De-notification of infected area
Chapter IV Infected Animals
23 Segregation, examination and treatment of infected animals
24 Drawing samples from animals
25 Resort to euthanasia for infected animals
26 Disposal of carcass
27 Powers of Veterinary Officer and Veterinarian to hold post-mortem examination
28 Seizure and removal of certain animals
Chapter V Enforcement and Penalties
29 Enforcement of orders and recovery of expenses
30 Village Officers, etc., to assist
31 Penalty for issuing vaccination certificate without authority or administering defective vaccine
32 Penalties
33 Penalty for placing infected animal or carcass in river, etc.
34 Offences by companies
Chapter VI Precautionary Measures on Causative Organism, Etc.
35 Prevention of escape of causative organism
Chapter VII Miscellaneous
36 Prevention of escape of causative organism
37 Officers and authorities to function subject to Government control
38 Power to amend the Schedule
39 Power to issue directions
40 Certain persons to be public servants
41 Power to remove difficulties
42 Power of Central Government to make rules
43 Power of State Government to make rules
44 Laying of rules
45 Repeal and savings
Schedule The Schedule
  The Schedule A
  The Schedule B
  The Schedule C
  The Schedule D
  The Schedule E
  The Schedule F
  The Schedule G
  The Schedule H
  The Schedule I
  The Schedule J
  The Schedule K
  The Schedule L

An Act to provide for the prevention, control and eradication of infectious and contagious diseases affecting animals, for prevention of outbreak or spreading of such diseases from one State to another, and to meet the international obligations of India for facilitating import and export of animals and animal products and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

WHEREAS economic losses due to infectious and contagious diseases of animals are enormous in the country with some of these diseases constituting a serious threat to the public; AND WHEREAS many of such animal diseases can be largely prevented by judicious implementation of vaccination programmes or by taking other appropriate and timely measures on scientific lines; AND WHEREAS such measures are necessary to facilitate the import and export of animals and animal products and to keep in tune with international practices;

AND WHEREAS it has been realised that the prevention, control and eradication of infectious and contagious diseases of animals from India has to be tackled on a national basis so as to avoid adverse impact of such diseases on the economy of the country and for this purpose harmonise the control procedures and to prevent inter-State transmission of animal diseases;

AND WHEREAS the national level handling has to be done with the active involvement of the State Governments, particularly in regard to the precautionary measures required to be taken within their jurisdiction in respect of certain infectious and contagious diseases and the regulation of movement of animals outside their respective areas by timely adoption of appropriate measures;

AND WHEREAS India is a Member Country of the Office International Des Epizooties, Paris and it is necessary to implement the general obligations, decisions and recommendations of the said Organisation and abide by the International Animal Health Code stipulated by the said Organisation; BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixtieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

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