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Performing Animal

Important Notice

The 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.

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

The 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.

All 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.

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

The 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.

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

Rules & Guidelines

Sr. No. Title File
1 Prevention to Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960
2 Performing Animal (Registration) Rules 1973
3 The Performing Animal (Registration) Rules 2001
4 The Performing Animal (Registration) (Amendment) Rules 2002
5 Transport of Animal Rules 1978
6 The Transport of Animal (Amendment) Rules 2001
7 The Transport of Animal (Amendment) Rules 2009
8 The Prevention to Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules 2001
9 The Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972
10 The Wildlife (Protection)(Amendment) Act 2002
11 The Wildlife (Protection) (Amendment) Act 2006
12 Cinematograph Act, 1952
13 Notification dated 14.10.1998 regarding ban on use of performing animal
14 Notification dated 11.07.2011 regarding ban on use of performing animal
15 Guideline of the MoEF dated 08.01.2008 for Elephants

Application Forms

Pre-Shoot Permission (PSP)

  • Application Form for use of Performing Animals in Films/AD Films Download
  • Application fees of Rs. 25000/- is required to be paid.Download
  • Pre-shoot fitness certificate - Part -ADownload
  • Model Authorisation Letter to be provided by the Authorised SignatoryDownload
  • Format for sending Shooting intimationDownload
  • Format for self Declaration for Pre-Shoot PermissionDownload

No-Objection Certificate (NOC)

  • Application Form for obtaining Post-Shoot Permission (No Objection Certificate)Download
  • Application fees of Rs. 30000/- is required to be paid for Direct Post-Shoot (No Objection CertificateDownload
  • Post-shoot fitness certificate -Part -BDownload
  • Format for sending Shooting intimationDownload
  • Model Authorisation Letter to be provided by the Authorised SignatoryDownload
  • Format for self Declaration for Post-Shoot PermissionDownload

Other Application Forms

Registration of Race Horse

  • Application Form for Registration of race horses as Performing Animals Download
  • Application fees of Rs. 2000/- per horse is required to be paid. (Please refer revised fees structure.) Download

Use of Performing Animals in Event/Dog Show

  • Application Form for use of Performing Animals in Events /Dog Shows and Guidelines for Dog Shows Download
  • Application fees of Rs. 5000/- is required to be paid. (Please refer revised fees structure.) Download

Registration of Polo Ponies

  • Application Form for registration of Polo Ponies Download
  • Application fees of Rs. 2000/- per horse is required to be paid. (Please refer revised fees structure.) Download

Registration of Elephants in Safari Rides

  • Application Form for registration of Elephants as Performing Animals in Safari Rides, Processions and other such Events Download
  • Application fees of Rs. 5000/- is required to be paid. (Please refer revised fees structure.) Download

Registration of Performing animals in circuses

  • Application Form for use of Performing animals in circuses Download
  • Application fees of Rs. 5000/- is required to be paid. (Please refer revised fees structure.) Download

Proforma to be issued under Rule 96 of the Transport of Animals Rules 2001

  • Model Proforma to be issued under Rule 96 of the Transport of Animals Rules 2001 Download

PAC Committee Meetings

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