INDIAN VETERINARY COUNCIL ACT 1984
Punjab Veterinary Council was
established under the Punjab Veterinary Council Act 1981. The first
adhoc Council came into existence during the year 1983 and
thereafter the State Council continued to be constituted as per the
State Act till the year 1993. Punjab Vidhan Sabha through an
unanimous resolution extended the Indian Veterinary Council Act,1984
to the State of Punjab and repealed the said Act. It was on 4th of
May 1994 that Gazette Notification was issued by the Govt. of India
in this behalf and this Act of Parliament thus extended to the State
of Punjab as well. Thereafter , the Punjab State Veterinary Council
was constituted under the Central Act and the Notification to the
effect was issued by the State Government.
THE ACT (EXTRACT)
The Act regulates the veterinary practice and for that purpose
provides the establishment of Veterinary Council of India , State
Veterinary Councils and the maintenance of registers of the
Veterinary Practitioners and matters connected therewith. Therefore,
the state Veterinary Council besides registration the veterinarians
with recognized veterinary qualifications, regulating their conduct,
is also an advisory body to the State Government on all matters
connected with the development of livestock and poultry and
upliftment of the profession.
The Veterinary Council of India, New Delhi as per provisions of the
IVC Act, 1984, made Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education,
Degree Course-BVSc & AH, Regulations, 1993. The State Veterinary
Councils under Section 7(2) of the Regulations grant provisional
registration to the candidates on production of their provisional
BVSc & AH course completion certificate to undergo compulsory
rotating internship for a minimum period of six months so as to be
eligible for the award of degree of BVSc & AH and full registration.
The Council has provisionally registered 773 candidates as on date.
- As per provisions of the
IVC Act, 1984, the veterinarians possessing a recognized veterinary
qualification has to get herself/himself first registered with the
Punjab State Veterinary Council before holding the Public office or
going in for private veterinary practice. The Council has registered
2500 veterinarians as on date.
Registration:- Section 48 of the
IVC Act, 1984 provides renewal of registration of Registered
Veterinary Practitioners after every five years and for that purpose
a Gazette Notification is required to be issued from the State
the start of renewal process. The necessary notification is got
issued and the Council has renewed the registration of 1472
Veterinarians as on date.
Veterinary Journal, a bi-annual journal:
State Veterinary Council has decided to launch a bi-annual journal
under the name “Punjab Veterinary Journal” in the year 2001. The
field veterinarians and the researchers in the field of veterinary &
animal sciences contribute articles for this journal. A common
platform has, thus been provided for an interaction between the
field veterinarians on one side and the research workers (Faculty of
College of Veterinary Science, PAU, Ludhiana) on the other side.
This being a bi-annual journal, three issues (consisting two Volumes
each issue) of it have been published and sent to all approximately
2050 Lifemembers of this journal.
Council holds regular meetings and constituted various committees
for the upliftment of the profession, livestock development. Reports
from these committees have been received which have been sent to the
State Government for their approval. Besides, the Council takes
various decisions regarding the profession, which too have been
taken up with the State Government, Government of India and other
concerned authorities for appropriate action as per the decision.
The Veterinary Council of India (A National Body of the Veterinary
Profession) held a Zonal Meeting of the State Veterinary Councils of
Northern Region of India at Chandigarh to discuss strengthening the
State Veterinary Councils, preparation of State Veterinary
Practitioners Register, enforcement of the provisions of IVC Act,
1984 and matters relating to continuing education for the field
veterinarians. The Council has taken the follow up action on the
decisions taken in the said Zonal Meeting accordingly. The meeting
was organized by the Punjab State Veterinary Council. Besides, the
Punjab State Veterinary Council has followed up the pending issues/
proposals that are under active consideration of the State
Government/Government of India for approval/implementation.
the betterment of the profession and professionals, the Punjab State
Veterinary Council has launched an awareness campaign for
Brucellosis testing among the Veterinarians/Para-veterinarians and
the progressive farmers handling the animals and animal products.
The Department of Veterinary Public Health, GADVASU, Ludhiana takes
blood samples for this purpose. The testing results are very
alarming as is clear from the reports. The campaign is in progress
to cover the whole State of Punjab.
Work Done on
Director, Health Services, Punjab, Chandigarh has also constituted a
team of experts consisting of four members from different fields, to
join us in this regard.
Posters both in English and Punjabi languages have been circulated
to all the Veterinary Institutions in the State for displaying the
same on their Notice Board for information.
next aim of the Council is to create an awareness and up-date the
knowledge of Veterinarians through a campaign regarding the
incidents of Tuberculosis (Bovine Form) among Veterinarians, para-veterinarians
and animal & animal product handlers as this disease goes un-noticed
most of the time.