Punjab Livestock Development Board Rules, 2001


GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, FISHERIES & DAIRY DEV.

(ANIMAL HUSBANDRY BRANCH) 

NOTIFICATION 

                                      Chandigarh, dated the 8 June, 2001 

No.18/24/99-AH-9(5)/4402,  Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has launched 100% Govt. of India funded National Project for the cattle and buffalo breeding to bring 100%  breedable population of cattle and buffalo under artificial insemination.  The project is to be implemented in the State through State level Autonomous body. 

2.       To provide for the requisite principal implementing agency in the state, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to accord sanction for the setting up of a Registered Society namely, ‘The Punjab Livestock Development Board’ under the registration of Societies Act, 1860 as amended from time to time for the implementation of cattle and buffalo breeding project and to act as a nodal agency to supplement the efforts of Animal Husbandry Department is all round development of the Livestock and Dairy Sector in Punjab on modern, scientific and commercial lines and to implement central sector/centrally sponsored schemes apart from State Govt. schemes or other schemes as  may be decided by the Government from time to time. 

          The organization will have a governing body consisting of the following: 

1.  Animal Husbandry Minister                 Ex-Officio Chairman

2.  Secretary to Govt.Punjab                              Ex-Officio

                   Deptt. Of Animal Husbandry,              Vice  Chairman

                   Fisheries & Dairy Dev.

3.  Any officer not below the rank             Ex-Officio Chief

          of  Joint Director, (A.H.) as                 Executive Officer.

         may be appointed by the Govt.

4.  Secretary to Govt.Punjab                          Member

                   Deptt. Of Finance or his

     Representative not below the rank

                   of Joint Secretary.

5.   Vice Chancellor, Punjab Agri-                 Member

            -cultural University, Ludhiana

            or his nominee.

6.   A representative of the National               Member

           Project Authority (Govt.of India).

    7.   Joint Commissioner, Govt. of                   Member

          India, Ministry of Agriculture,

          Deptt. of  Animal Husbandry

          and Dairying.

8.  Regional Director of NABARD                Member

9.  Four progressive/Cattle Breeders              Member

          to be nominated by Govt. of Pb.

                   - Sh.Harminder Singh,

          - Sh.Karnail Singh,

          - Sh.Ajitinder Singh Moffar, Ex-MLA

          -Sh.Harcharan Singh Brar, MLA.

10. A Technical Expert of National                Member

 level (Dr.P.N.Bhatt) Retd. Director

                    IVRI and Animal Husbandry

     Comissioner (Govt. of India). 

3.       The Grant-in-aid from Government of India, State Govt. or any other agency meant for the Livestock Development in Punjab will come directly to the Punjab Livestock Development Board. 

          The following fixed assets of the Animal Husbandry Department will be transferred to the Punjab Livestock Development Board. 

          1.       Semen Bank, Bull Farm and Bull  )     

                   Mother Farm, Patiala.                    )    Including land, buildings,

          2.       Semen Bank and Bull Farm,          )    machinery, equipments

                   Nabha.                                         )    Livestock and other

          3.       Semen Bank and Bull Farm,          )    assets.

                   Kapurthala.                                    )

          4.       Semen Bank and Bull Farm, Ropar) 

The transfer of above assets will be on lease of Rs.1 per farm annually. 

The staff of the semen banks, bull farm and bull mother farm listed above and other related field functions will remain on the roll of the Animal Husbandry Department and continue to get salary from the Department under relevant plan/non plan schemes.  They will, however, be attached for work with the Punjab Livestock Development Board.  The Non-salary annual budgetary outlay of the concerned schemes x x x x x x x x x  x  will be transferred to the Board every year during the project period. 

The Administrative Department will decide as to which of the existing schemes in addition to the schemes already undertaken are to be implemented through the Board.  The non salary annual budgetary outlay of such existing schemes of the department under the relevant heads will be transferred to the Board.  For all schemes of the Govt. to be implemented through the Board,  the sale proceeds of the services rendered by the board will be retained by it to improve the coverage of the cattle and buffalo by Artificial Insemination Services to meet the objective of bringing 100% breedable cattle and buffalo under AI programme. 

The Board will not directly recruit/employ/hire staff on regular basis.  It will get staff either on deputation from the Govt. Departments/Public Sector Enterprises or on fixed term contract basis. 

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development will be the Administrative Department for the Board. 

Issues with the concurrence of the Finance Department accorded on 23.5.2001 and with the approval of the Chief Minister, Punjab dated 4.6.2001. 

Chandigarh, dated                                           D.S.Jaspal, IAS,

The 7.6.2001                                                 Secretary to Govt.Punjab,

Department of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy development. 

Endst.No. 18/24/99-AH-9(5)/4403       Chandigarh, dated the 8.6.2001

          A copy alongwith  one spare copy, is forwarded to the Controller, Printing and Stationery, Punjab, Chandigarh for information and necessary action.  He is requested to publish this notification in the next issue of the gazette of Punjab Govt. and to send 50 spare copies of the notification to this department for record.

                                                                             Sd/-

                                                                   Special Secretary to Govt.Punjab,

Department of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy development. 

Endst.No. 18/24/99-AH-9(5)/4404       Chandigarh, dated the 8.6.2001 

          A copy is forwarded to the  following for information and necessary action :- 

1.       Director, Animal Husbandry, Punjab, Chandigarh/Director and Warden of Fisheries, Punjab/Director, Dairy Development, Punjab, Chandigarh.

2.       Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab.

3.       Secretary to Finance Minister, Punjab.

4.       Special Secretary to Animal Husbandry Minister, Punjab.

5.       Chief Secretary to Govt.Punjab.

6.       Private Secretary to Princiapl Secretary, Finance

7.       Private Secretary to Secretary Planning.

8.       Private Secretary to Secretary Animal Husbandry, Punjab.

9.       All concerned.

                                                                             Sd/-

                                                          Special Secretary to Govt.Punjab,

Department of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy development.


 MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION

OF

THE PUNJAB LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT BOARD 

1.       The name of the Society is ‘The Punjab Livestock Development Board.’ 

2.       The Registered Office of the Society will be situated in Punjab. 

3.      The objects for which the Society is established are ;  

MAIN OBJECTIVES TO BE PURSUED ON REGISTRATION OF THE SOCIETY : 

i)        To perform the functions of the Principal Implementing Agency in the state for the implementation of State Cattle and Buffalo Breeding Project under the aegis of National Project on Cattle and Buffalo Breeding. 

ii)       To act as a nodal agency to supplement the efforts of the Animal Husbandry Deptt. in allround development of the Livestock and Dairy Sector in Punjab on modern scientific and commercial lines. 

iii)      To implement Central Sector/Centrally Sponsored Schemes or other schemes as decided by the Govt. from time to time. 

iv)      To progressively bring under organized breeding operations all breedable female cattle and buffalo in the state. 

v)       To arrange doorstep delivery  of Artificial Insemination services state wide. 

vi)      To enforce prescribed quality standards for breeding bulls, frozen semen, semen production laboratories and A.I. services and guarantee quality assurance action all aspects of the artificial insemination system. 

vii)     To create and conserve population of the elite breeding stock of Murrah, Nili Ravi and Sahiwal breeds and to produce proven bulls for the continuous and regular supply to the A.I. system through herd book registration, on progeny testing ad open nucleous breeding system. 

viii)    training at all levels-inseminators, trainers and professionals as part of the total quality assurance efforts-training to encompass technical, managerial and extension aspects. 

ix)      To establish and organize extension network for popularization of artificial insemination and other breeding aspects amongst the farmers. 

x)       To undertake any activity for the develop of livestock in the state for increased production of milk, meat and eggs through the provision of such technical inputs as improving the productivity of livestock by cross breeding and other facilities for fodder  production, supply of improved fodder seeds, establishment of disease control and Veterinary aid centre, supply of veterinary biological products like vaccines and diagnostic material, to act as agent for the state Govt. in all matters relating to livestock in the state to aid/advise/assist in any manner for the development of livestock to the state Govt. to acquire, establish meat rendering units, Carcass Utilisation plants, Veterinary Biologicals production units, slaughter houses, cold stores ; Warehouses, workshop and other services required for buying, testing grading, processing, manufacturing, packing, storing and marketing of livestock products.  To import animals and genetic material and their trading.  

xi)      to acquire/take on lease/establish, maintain and operate semen banks,   bull stations, bull mother farms and livestock farms. 

xii)     To plan and formulate policies for quick genetic upgradation and development of livestock where necessary, by arranging for transfer of technology from abroad with Government of India’s prior approval.

(xiii)   To undertake any activity aimed at export of Livestock and Livestock products and to provide assistance of any kind to enhance the scope of export of Livestock and Livestock products.

(xiv)   To plan and execute programmes of high level education, research and training in Animal Husbandry and Livestock Technology.

(xv)    To secure funds from the State Government and other agencies within and/or from outside the country. 

OBJECTS INCIDENTAL OR ANCILLARY TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THE MAIN OBJECT. 

i)        To establish, acquire, maintain and operate industries for the manufacture of all types of feeds, including poultry, cattle, pigs and sheep feeds and fabrication  of equipment and machinery relating thereto and allied appliances and to sell distribute, import, export and transport such feeds, products, equipment etc. 

ii)       To undertake market research activities related to Livestock sector and create a reliable data-base.

 iii)      To develop and implement a suitable information technology programme for the development of Livestock sector.

 iv)               To carry out construction and repair of buildings.              


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