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Certification of Bulls, Registration of Semen Stations and AI Service Providers in Tamil Nadu

Certification of Bulls, Registration of Semen Stations and AI Service Providers in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Bovine Breeding Act 2019

 

“bovine” means and includes cow, bull, bullock and buffalo;

“artificial insemination” or “AI” means the process of depositing bovine semen in the body of the uterus of a mature bovine female with the intention of making it pregnant;

“bovine breeding” means breeding activities in bovines that include the use of bovine bulls for production of semen, production, processing, storage and distribution of bovine frozen semen, and providing AI services to bovines;

5- Certification of bulls and registration of semen stations

(1) On and from the date of commencement of this Act, no person including any Firm, Limited Liability Partnership, Company, Producer Company, Institution, Non-Governmental Organisation, Breeders’ Association, Trust, Department of Central or State Government, Co-operative Society, Livestock Development Board or Agency, shall establish and operate a semen station for production of bovine frozen semen doses for AI without obtaining a certificate of registration from the Authority.

(2) The existing semen stations shall apply to the Authority for issue of registration certificate for frozen semen production within three months from the date of commencement of this Act.

(3) On and from the date of commencement of this Act, no semen station shall carry out semen production from any bull other than those certified as of prescribed standard, for semen production, by the Authority.

(4) Every application for registration of semen station shall be made to the Authority in such form and in such manner, as may be prescribed and shall be accompanied with such fee not exceeding one lakh rupees as may be prescribed.

(5) Every application for registration of bull shall be made to the Authority in such form and in such manner, as may be prescribed and shall be accompanied with such fee not exceeding two hundred rupees as may be prescribed.

(6) On receipt of an application under sub-sections (4) and (5), the Authority may, after making such enquiry as it deems necessary, either issue or refuse to issue the certificate of registration. Every registration shall be in such form and in such manner and subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed and shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of issue of the certificate of registration:

Provided that the Authority shall, before refusing to issue the certificate of registration, give the applicant a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

6- Registration of AI service provider

(1) On and from the date of commencement of this Act, no AI service provider shall provide AI services without obtaining a registration certificate from the Authority.

(2) The existing AI service providers shall apply to the Authority for issue of registration certificate for providing AI services within three months from the date of commencement of this Act.

(3) Every application for registration shall be made to the Authority in such form and in such manner, as may be prescribed and shall be accompanied with such fee not exceeding fifty thousand rupees as may be prescribed.

(4) On receipt of an application under sub-section (3), the Authority may, after making such enquiry as it deems necessary, either issue or refuse to issue the certificate of registration. Every certificate of registration shall be in such form and in such manner and subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed and shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of issue of certificate of registration:

Provided that the Authority shall, before refusing to issue the certificate of registration, give the applicant a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

7- Registration of AI technicians.

(1) On and from the date of commencement of this Act, no person shall act as AI technician and provide his services for any AI service provider unless, he-
(a) possesses such qualification and experience as may be prescribed;

(b) has undergone training from any recognised AI Training Institutes as may be prescribed; and

(c) is registered with a semen station or AI service provider.

(2) Every application for registration shall be made to the Authority in such form and in such manner, as may be prescribed and shall be accompanied with such fee not exceeding five hundred rupees as may be prescribed.

(3) On receipt of an application under sub-section (2), the Authority may, after making such enquiry as it deems necessary, either issue or refuse to issue the certificate of registration. Every certificate of registration shall be in such form and in such manner and subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed:

Provided that the Authority shall, before refusing to issue the certificate of registration, give the applicant a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

8- Recognition of AI training institutes.

(1) Any person including any Firm, Limited Liability Partnership, Company, Producer Company, Institution, Non-Governmental Organisation, Breeders’ Association, Trust, Department of Central or State Government, Co-operative Society, Livestock Development Board or Agency, Agriculture or Veterinary University shall apply to the Authority for grant of recognition as a AI training institute.

(2) Every application for grant of recognition under sub-section (1) shall be made to the Authority in such form and in such manner, as may be prescribed and accompanied with such fee not exceeding fifty thousand rupees as may be prescribed.

(3) On receipt of an application under sub-section (2), the Authority may, after making such enquiry as it deems necessary, either grant recognition or refuse to grant recognition. Every recognition shall be in such form and in such manner and subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed and shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of issue of the certificate of recognition:

Provided that the Authority shall, before refusing to grant the certificate of recognition, give the applicant a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

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