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Rule

(1)

These rules may be called the Wild Life (Transactions and Taxidermy) Rules, 1973.

(2)

They extend to the whole of the States of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.

(3)

They shall come into force on the 9th April, 1973.

(1)

No licensee shall-

 

(i)

acquire, receive, keep in his control, custody, or possession, any specified animal or any animal article, trophy, uncured trophy or meat derived therefrom, or

 

(ii)

put under a process of taxidermy or make animal article containing part or whole of such animal, except with the previous permission of the Officer.

(2)

Every application for such permission shall be made in Form I.

(3)

On receipt of an application made under sub-rule (2), the Officer may,  after making such inquiry as he may think fit and within a period of fifteen days from the date of receipt of the application, either grant or refuse to grant the permission:

 

Provided that no such permission shall be granted unless the Officer is satisfied that the specified animal or animal article, trophy, uncured trophy or meat, referred to in sub-rule (1) has been lawfully acquired.

(4)

Where the Officer refuses to grant the permission, he shall record the reasons for so doing and a copy of the reasons so recorded shall be communicated to the licensee applying for the permission.

(5).

Every permission granted under sub-rule (3) shall be in Form II.

(1)

Every licensee to whom permission has been granted under sub-rule (3) of rule 3 shall submit, to the Officer who had granted the said permission, report regarding the stocks of specified animal or animal article, trophy, uncured trophy or meat, referred to in sub-rule(1) of rule 3, in Form III within a period of  ||2||[thirty days] of the acquisition, receipt, or keeping of the same in his control, custody or possession.

(2)

The Officer, after receiving such report, may arrange to affix identification marks on such stocks.

(1)

No licensed dealer shall sell or offer for sale any specified animal or any animal article, trophy, or uncured trophy derived therefrom, except to a person authorized to purchase by a permission granted by the Officer and where the sale is effected the purchaser shall surrender the permission to the licensed dealer.

(2)

Every application for permission to purchase shall be made in Form IV.

(3)

On receipt of an application made under sub-rule (2), the Officer may, after making such inquiry as he may think fit, and within a period of ten days from the date of receipt of the application, either grant or refuse to grant the permission.

(4)

Where the Officer refuses to grant the permission, he shall record the reasons for so doing and a copy of the reasons so recorded shall be communicated to the person applying for the permission.

(5)

Every permission granted under sub-rule (3) shall be in Form V.

(6)

Every permission granted under sub-rule (3) shall be valid up to a period of one month from the date of issue of the same.

(7)

Every licensed dealer shall,  at the time of each sale, issue a voucher in relation to the specified animal or animal article, trophy, or uncured trophy referred to in sub-rule (1), to the person authorized to purchase.

(8)

Each voucher shall contain the following particulars, namely:-

 

(a)

date of issue of voucher;

 

(b)

the amount or price realized or to be realized;

 

(c)

name and address of the licensed dealer issuing the voucher;

 

(d)

name and address of the person to whom the voucher is issued;

 

(e)

permission number of the person authorized to purchase;

 

(f)

description of the specified animal/animal article/trophy/uncured trophy derived therefrom and number;

 

(g)

whether such specified animal/animal article/trophy/uncured trophy was/were required to be declared under section 44 of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972), and if so, whether it/they has/have been declared;

 

(h)

signature of the licensed dealer issuing the voucher;

 

(i)

signature of the person to whom the voucher is issued.