Performing Animal


Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying)

newIncrease in the amount of application fees for Recognition, Financial Assistance under various schemes implemented by the Board and application under Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001

Important Notice:

newThe Elephant owner should submit the Elephant documents, viz., Movement Register, Feeding Register, Disease and Treatment Record, Vaccination Record, Work Register containing the name of the Elephant and the Microchip number on all the pages.

newThe puppy dog below the age of three months will not be permitted as performing animals as they can be easily infected by various diseases. The puppy dog should mandatorily be administered with the Anti-Rabies vaccine after completion of three months.

newThe AWBI only accept the application of PSP & NOC which are received directly from the producer/production company/authirized person on behalf of Production Company. The Board has no “Agent”, “Middle man”, "Broker" or “Authorized person” in any place and all persons posing as such are impostors.

newAll the producers are informed that AWBI henceforth will not consider any direct NOC without obtaining pre-shoot permission except the Background Scene, Computer Graphics Scene. Stock Shots and Foreign Shoot.

newThe applicant has to submit the dog/cat vaccination record (clearly visible) along with Pre-Shoot Permission.

newThe Owner has to submit a self-declaration regarding transportation of animals that no cruelty was inflicted to animals during transportation along with the photographs of the animals while loading, unloading and during transportation.

newRequest to rescue and rehabilitate the animals of the circuses whose registration has been cancelled under Performing Animal (Registration) Rules, 2001


Rules & Guidelines

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1 Prevention to Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960 View File
2 Performing Animal (Registration) Rules 1973 View File
3 The Performing Animal (Registration) Rules 2001 View File
4 The Performing Animal (Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2002 View File
5 Transport of Animal Rules 1978 View File
6 The Transport of Animal (Amendment) Rules 2001 View File
7 The Transport of Animal (Amendment) Rules 2009 View File
8 The Prevention to Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules 2001 View File
9 The Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 View File
10 The Wildlife (Protection)(Amendment) Act 2002 View File
11 The Wildlife (Protection) (Amendment) Act 2006 View File
12 Cinematograph Act, 1952 View File
13 Notification dated 14.10.1998 regarding ban on use of performing animal View File
14 Notification dated 11.07.2011 regarding ban on use of performing animal View File
15 Guideline of the MoEF dated 08.01.2008 for Elephants View File

Application Forms

Status of Application of PSP and NOC