The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960


Act ID: 196059
Act Number: 59
Enactment Date: 1960-12-26
Act Year: 1960
Short Title: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960
Long Title: An Act to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals and for that purpose to amend the law relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Ministry: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Enforcement Date: 01-04-1961
Notification: 1st April, 1961, vide Notification No.S.O.823, dated the 1st April, 1961, in respect of the State of Punjab and the Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Island, see Gazette of India 1961, Part II, sec. 3(ii). 1st September, 1961, vide Notification No. S.O. 2061, dated the 25th August, 1961, for Chapters I and II in respect of the States of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Madras, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mysore, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and the Union territories of Delhi, Manipur and Tripura, see Gazette of India, 1961, Part II, sec. 3(ii). 2nd October, 1961, vide Notification No. S.O. 2286, dated 15th September 1961, Chapters I and II in respect of the Union territory of Himachal Pradesh, Gazette of India, Part II, sec. 3(ii). 26th January, 1962, vide Notification No. S.O. 21, dated 28th December, 1961, provisions of Chapters I and II in respect of the State of Rajasthan, see Gazette of India, Part II, sec. 3(ii). 15th July, 1963, vide Notification No. S.O. 2000, dated 11th July, 1963, Chapter IV in respect of the States of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Madras, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mysore, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and in respect of the Union territories of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura, see Gazette of India, Part II, sec. 3(ii). 20th November, 1963, vide Notification No. S.O. 3160, dated 29th October, 1963, Chapters III and VI in respect of the States of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Madras, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mysore, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and in respect of the Union territories of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura, see Gazette of India. Part II, sec. 3(ii). 24th May, 1977, vide Notification No. S.O. 1902, dated 24th May 1977, provisions of Chapter V in respect of all the States and the Union territories to which this Act extends (except the State of Jammu and Kashmir). This Act has been extended to Goa, Daman and Diu by Reg. 11 of 1963, s. 3 and Sch. and comes into force in Pondicherry vide Reg. 7 of 1963, s. 3 and Sch.I (w.e.f. 1-10-1963). and brought into force in Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Reg. 6 of 1963, s. 2 and Sch. I (w.e.f. 1-7-1965).

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23.06.1962 S.O. 2005 Animal Welfare Board (Administration) Rules,1962
01.01.1965 No.9-18/68-LD, [23/3/1965] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules, 1965, amended 1968.
01.01.1965 No.9-18/62-LD, [23/3/1965] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Licensing of Farriers) Rules, 1965.
01.01.1973 No.35-4/72-LD.I, [22/5/1973] - The Performing Animals Rules, 1973.
01.01.1978 No. 18-6/70-LDI, [23/3/1978] - The Transport of Animals Rules, 1978
01.01.1978 No.14-21/76-LD.I, [15/2/1978] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Application of Fines) Rules, 1978
30.11.1978 No.14-20/76-LD.I, [30/11/1978] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Registration of Cattle Premises) Rules, 1978
01.01.1979 S.O.No.1056, [13/3/1979] - The Prevention of Cruelty (Capture of Animals) Rules, 1972
01.01.1998 S.O.732(E), [26/8/1998] - The Experiments on Animals (controls and Supervision) (Amendment) Rules, 1998
15.12.1998 S.O.1074, [15/12/1998] - The Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Rules, 1998.
01.01.2001 S.O.267(E), [26/3/2001] - The Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001
01.01.2001 S.O.269(E), [26/3/2001] - The Transport of Animals (Amendment) Rules, 2001
01.01.2001 S.O.270(E), [26/3/2001] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001.
15.02.2001 • S.O.134(E), 15/2/2001 - The Breeding of and Experiments on animals (Control and Supervision) Amendment Rules, 2001.
26.03.2001 S.O.268(E), 26/3/2001 - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules, 2001
26.03.2001 S.O.271(E), 26/3/2001 - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Establishment and Regulation of Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ) Rules, 2001
24.12.2001 S.O.1256(E), [24/12/2001] - The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001
08.01.2002 S.O.35(E), 8/1/2002 - The Performing Animals (Registration) Amendment Rules, 2001.
10.01.2006 S.O.42(E), 10/01/2006 - Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Amendment Rules, 2005.
23.10.2006 S.O.1818(E), 23/10/2006 - Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision )Amendment Rules, 2006.
22.02.2009 S.O.2465(E), 22/09/2009 - The Transport of Animals (Amendment) Rules, 2009
01.01.2010 S.O. 1995 (E) [27/07/2010] - Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Amendment Rules 2010
01.01.2010 S.O.714(E), [26/03/2010] - Animal Birth Control(Dogs) Rules, 2009
08.02.2011 S.O. 303 (E) [08/02/2011] - The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Amendment Rules, 2010
23.05.2017 GSR No. 496(E) Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 2017
23.05.2017 G.S.R. 495(E) Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017
23.02.2018 G.S.R. 185 (E) Corrigendum of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017
22.03.2018 G.S.R. 86 Draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Animal Markets Rules, 2018.
06.09.2018 G.S.R. 844(E)- The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2018
28.11.2018 G.S.R. 1141(E)- Corrigendum to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2018
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08.02.1991 GSR No. 238 dated 08.02.199- Constitution of Committee comprising of members for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals.
23.02.1996 7-7/94-AW dated 23.02.1996- Re-constitution of Committee comprising of members for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals.
09.06.1998 S.O. No. 495(E) dated 09.06.1998- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
07.09.1998 S.O. No. 788(E) dated 07.09.1998- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
14.10.1998 G.S.R.619(E), [14/10/1998] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Restricted to Exhibit on Trained as a Performing Animals).
29.10.1998 S.O. No. 934(E) dated 29.10.1998 - Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
16.11.1999 S.O. No. 1159(E) dated 16.11.1999- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
17.02.2000 GSR No. 140(E) Dated 17.02.2000- Re-constitution of Committee comprising of members for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals.
25.05.2000 GSR No. 547 dated 25.05.2000- Amendment in the notification number 140 (E) dated 17.02.2000
10.07.2000 S.O. No. 651(E) dated 10.07.2000 - Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
16.10.2000 S.O. No. 959(E) dated 16.10.2000- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
13.06.2001 S.O. No. 516(E) dated 13.06.2001- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
31.08.2001 S.O. No. 848(E) dated 31.08.2001- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
07.09.2001 GSR No. 894(E) dated 07.09.2001- Amendment in the notification number 140 (E) dated 17.02.2000
10.01.2003 GSR No. 32 (E) dated 10.01.2003- Re-constitution of Committee comprising of members for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals.
26.05.2003 GSR No. 599 (E) dated 26.05.2003- Amendment in the notification number S.O. 32(E) dated 10th January, 2003
21.08.2003 GSR No. 955 (E) dated 21.08.2003- Amendment in the notification number S.O. 32(E) dated 10th January, 2003
15.01.2004 GSR No. 69 (E) dated 15.01.2004-Amendment in the Notification No. S.O. 599(E) dated 26th May, 2003.
12.08.2004 S.O. No. 918(E) dated 12.08.2004-Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
05.01.2005 S.O. No. 24(E) dated 05.01.2005- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
25.01.2005 GSR No. 85 (E) dated 25.01.2005-Amendment in Notification S.O. 32(E) dt. 10-1-2003 for the purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals.
17.10.2005 GSR No. 1491 (E) dated 17.10.2005-Amendment in the notification number S.O. 32(E) dated 10th January, 2003.
09.05.2006 S.O. No. 667(E) dated 09.05.2006- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
19.10.2006 GSR No. 1817 (E) dated 19.10.2006-Re-constitution of Committee comprising of members for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals.
29.11.2007 S.O. No. 2005(E) dated 29.11.2007- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
29.12.2008 S.O. No. 2981(E) dated 29.12.2008- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
30.11.2009 S.O. No. 3077(E) dated 30.11.2009- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
25.05.2010 GSR No. 1328 (E) dated 25.05.2010-Amendment in the notification of the Govt of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests No. S.No. 32 (E) dated 10th January 2003
10.11.2010 GSR No 2778 (E) dated 10.11.2010-Amendment in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests Number S.O. 1817(E) dated 19th October, 2006
01.12.2010 S.O. No. 2882(E) dated 01.12.2010- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
11.07.2011 G.S.R. 528(E) The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Restricted to Exhibit or Trained as a Performing Animals).
30.08.2012 GSR No. 2041 (E) dated 30.08.2012-Re-constitution of Committee comprising of members for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals.
28.02.2014 S.O. No. 602(E) dated 28.02.2014- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
01.08.2014 G.S.R. 563(E) dated 01.08.2014-Animal Welfare Board of India (Secretary) Recruitment Rules, 2014,
01.08.2014 G.S.R. 562(E) dated 01.08.2014-Recruitment Rules for Group 'C' Post of Data Entry Operator-cum-clerk in the National Institute of Animal Welfare, Ballabhgarh
13.05.2015 S.O. No. 1301(E) dated 13.05.2015- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
09.10.2015 G.S.R. 770(E) dated 09.10.2015- Animal Welfare Board of India (Secretary) Recruitment Rules, 2014
22.12.2015 G.S.R. 997(E) dated 22.12.2015-RRs for the post of Group ‘B’ Post of Library-cum-Information Assistant in the National Institute of Animal Welfare, Ballabhgarh
22.12.2015 G.S.R. 998(E) dated 22.12.2015-RRs for the post of Group ‘B’ Post of Assistant in the National Institute of Animal Welfare, Ballabhgarh
22.12.2015 G.S.R. 999(E) dated 22.12.2015-Recruitment Rules for Group ‘B’ Post of Office Superintendent in the National Institute of Animal Welfare, Ballabhgarh
23.12.2015 GSR No. 3506(E) dated 23.12.2015-Re-constitution of Committee comprising of members for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals.
07.01.2016 G.S.R. 13(E) dated 07.01.2016- The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Restricted to Exhibit or Trained as a Performing Animals).
17.02.2016 GSR No. 503(E) dated 17.02.2016-In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 15 (1) of the PCA Act, 1960 (59 of 1960) and in supersession of Gazette Notification , GSR No. 3506(E) dated 23.12.2015
29.07.2016 G.S.R. 748(E) dated 29.07.2016-Group ‘A’ Posts Recruitment Rules, 2016. Director, Reader, Assistant Professor (Senior Scale), Assistant Professor
23.12.2016 S.O. No. 4156(E) dated 23.12.2016- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
26.12.2016 S.O. No. 4165(E) dated 26.12.2016- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
09.02.2017 G.S.R. 118(E) dated 09.02.2017- Withdrawal of G.S.R. 13(E) dated 07.01.2016
03.03.2017 S.O. No. 729 (E) dated 03.03.2017- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
08.12.2017 S.O. No. 3847(E) dated 08.12.2017- Reconstitution of Animal Welfare Board of India
12.06.2018 GSR No. 2412(E) dated 12.06.2018-Re-constitution of Committee comprising of members for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals.
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