In a significant development, the Central Government has extended the provisions of Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh w.e.f. 31.10.2019 as per Sr. No. 52 of Table 1 of the fifth schedule of the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.
Explaining further, Principal Secretary, Animal/Sheep Husbandry Department, Navin K. Choudhary, said that while the provisions of Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 were extended to the state through Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, the Government of UT of J&K had taken up the issue of date of applicability of the said act and now it has been clarified that the Act is applicable w.e.f. 30-10-2019.