Cattle, Federation, Gaushala, Trustee

The Rajasthan Gaushala Act, 1960
(Act No. 24 of 1960)
[Received the assent of the President on the 9th day of July, 1960]
to provide for better management, control and development of Gaushalas in the
state of Rajasthan.
Be it enacted by the Rajasthan State Legislature in the Eleventh Year of the
Republic of India as follows:-

  1. Short title, extent and commencement –
    (1) This Act may be called the Rajasthan Gaushala Act, 1960.
    (2) It extends to the whole of the State of Rajasthan.
    (3) It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by
    notification in the official Gazette, appoint.
  2. Definitions – In this Act, unless the subject or context otherwise requires,-
    (a) “Cattle” includes any domestic animal of the bovine species;
    (b) “Director “means the Director of Animal Husbandry, Rajasthan, and
    includes any officer appointed by the State Government to perform the
    functions of the Director under this Act;
    (c) “Federation’” means the Federation referred to in section 3;
    (d) “Gaushala” means a charitable institution established for the purpose of
    keeping,breeding,rearing and maintaining cattle or for the purpose of
    reception , protection and treatment of infirm, aged or diseased cattle
    and includes a Pinjarpole or a Gosadan where such cattle are kept ;
    (e) “Gaushala Development Officer “means the officer appointed as such by
    the State Government;
    (f) “Registrar” means the Registrar of Gaushalas appointed under section 4,
    and includes an Assistant Registrar while performing the functions of the
    Registrar under this Act; The Rajasthan Gaushala Act , 1960
    (g) “Regulation” means a regulation made by the Director under section 14;
    (h) “Trustee” means a person or a body of persons, by whatever
    designation known, in whom the administration of a Gaushala is vested
    and includes any person who is liable as if he were a trustee.
  3. Establishment of the Federation:-
    (1) As soon as may be possible , but not later than one year , after this Act
    comes into force, there shall be established in the State of Rajasthan a
    Federation to be called “the Rajasthan State Gaushala Federation”.
    (2) The Federation shall consist of the prescribed number of members
    elected by the trustees of the Gaushalas of the State in the prescribed
    manner at a meeting specially held for the purpose. (3) Until the establishment of the Federation under this Section, the
    Rajasthan Pinjarapole Gaushala a fedration Jaipur which has been
    registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Central Act XXI of
    1860 ) , as adapted to Rajasthan, shall be the Federation for the
    purposes of this Act .
  4. Office of the Registrar and his staff –
    (1) The Gaushala Development Officer shall, by virtue of his office, be the
    Registrar of Gaushalas.
    (2) Whenever necessary, the State Government may appoint an Assistant
    Registrar and such other staff on such salary, allowances and other
    conditions of service as it may determine.
  5. Trustees to apply for registration of and to furnish particulars relating to
    (1) The trustee of every Gaushala shall, in the case of –
    (a) a Gaushala established before the commencement of this Act , with
    in three months of such commencement , and
    (b) a Gaushala established after the commencement of this Act , with in
    three months of such establishment,
    (2) The Registrar may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, extend the
    period for submitting such application and furnishing such statement.
    (3) Upon receipt of an application under sub section (1) the Registrar shall
    make such inquiry as he may deem necessary and may, if satisfied as
    to the correctness of the particulars furnished and the genuineness of
    the application , register the Gaushala in the register maintained under
    section 6 and issue a certificate of registration in the prescribed form.

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