Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960
4. Establishment of Animal Welfare Board. -
(1) For the promotion of animal welfare generally and for the purpose of protecting animals from being subject to unnecessary pain or suffering, in particular, there shall be established by the Central Government, as soon as may be after the commencement of this Act, a Board to be called the Animal Welfare Board.
(2) The Board shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, of acquire, hold and dispose of property and may be its name sue and be sued.