State Committee for Effective Management of Slaughter Houses


The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has made a direction to all the State Governments and Union Territories to constitute the State Committees for Slaughter Houses as decided in the meeting held on 26-4-2012 under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India including the Secretary, Local Self Government as well as Secretary, Panchayat Raj Department s members of the Committee over and above the Members already mentioned.

2. In the above said meeting it was decided, among other things, to request the states to constitute State Committee for Slaughter Houses with the following as members:

I. Secretary of the Department of Urban Development of the State- Chairman,
II. Representative, Department of Health,
III. Director , Department of Animal Husbandry,
IV. Representative, Department of Labour,
V. Food Safety Commissioner, representing Central Food Safety and Standard Authority of India
VI. Representative, State Pollution Control Board,
VII. Representative, State Animal Welfare Board, VIII. Representative of State Police,
IX. 2 prominent persons nominated by State Government ,
X. Such other officers and experts as the members may choose to co-opt.

3. The functions of the above said Committee are as follows:

I. To identify and prepare a list of all the Slaughter Houses (S.H.S) located within the local self Government ( Municipal Corporations, Panchayats etc., )
II. To call for reports from the District Magistrate or the Deputy
Commissioner, and District Food Safety Inspector as the case 3 may
be on the condition /functioning of the SHS and also on the compliance of the relevant applicable laws.
III. To recommend modernization of old slaughter houses and to
relocate SHS which are located within or in close proximity of a residential area.
IV. To recommend appropriate measures for dealing with solid waste, water/air pollution and for preventing cruelty to the animals meant for slaughter.
V. To carry out surprise and random inspections of SHS regularly and to issue directions for compliance of the recommendations that may be made by it.
VI. To send bi-annual reports on the state SHSs to the Central Committee and to refer issues that may require Central Committee recommendations or Central Government assistance.
VII. To accord final approval for licensing of SHS to Local Self Government.
VIII. To identify on an ongoing basis, the unlicensed slaughter houses in the region, and other unlicensed, unlawful establishments where animals are being slaughtered, on howsoever a small scale, and take the help of the District Magistrate and other law enforcement agencies to crack down on the same.
IX. To check for child Labour.

4. The Honourable Supreme Court of India has, further, directed the state Governments and Union Territories to constitute the committees within a period of one month and report compliance.

5. The Hon’ble High Court of A.P. in it’s common order, in W.P.Nos. 4747 of 1989, 486 of 2004, 1240 of 2009, 1842 of 2004,5219 of 2001, 7615 of 2009, 8103 of 2004, 18866 of 2002, 18928 of 2000, 21468 of 2007 and 28465 of 2008, has felt it necessary, among other things, Monitoring Committee to monitor the slaughter houses include the Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department as the highest person of that Committee, Member Secretary, A.P. Pollution Control Board, Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and other department heads of other units would be the members of the said committee.

6. Government, after careful consideration of the issue, hereby constitute a State Committee for Slaughter Houses with the following Members and functions.

I. Secretary of the Department of Municipal Administration and Urban
Development as Chairman.
II. Representative, Department of Health.
III. Director , Department of Animal Husbandry. IV. Representative, Department of Labour.
V. Food Safety Commissioner, representing Central Food Safety and
Standard Authority of India.
VI. Representative, State Pollution Control Board. VII. Representative, State Animal Welfare Board.
VIII. Representative of State Police.
IX. The Commissioner, GHMC, Hyderabad.
X. 2 prominent persons to be nominated by State Government.
XI. Such other officers and experts as the Committee members may choose to co-opt.

7. The functions of the above said Committee are as follows:

I. To identify and prepare a list of all the Slaughter Houses (S.H.S) located within the local self Government (Municipal Corporations, Panchayats etc.,)
II. To call for reports from the District Magistrate or the Deputy Commissioner, and District Food Safety Inspector as the case3 may be on the condition/functioning of the SHS and also on the compliance of the relevant applicable laws.
III. To recommend modernization of old slaughter houses and to relocate SHS
which are located within or in close proximity of a residential area.
IV. To recommend appropriate measures for dealing with solid waste, water/air pollution and for preventing cruelty to the animals meant for slaughter.
V. To carry out surprise and random inspections of SHS regularly and to
issue directions for compliance of the recommendations that may be made by it.
VI. To send bi-annual reports on the state SHSs to the Central Committee and
to refer issues that may require Central Committee recommendations or
Central Government assistance.
VII. To accord final approval for licensing of SHS to Local Self Government. VIII. To identify on an ongoing basis, the unlicensed slaughter houses in the
region, and other unlicensed, unlawful establishments where animals are being slaughtered, on howsoever a small scale, and take the help of the District Magistrate and other law enforcement agencies to crack down on the same.
IX. To check for child Labour.

 

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