Professional Efficiency Development (PED)
Professional Efficiency Development envisages establishment of Veterinary Council of India at Centre and State Veterinary Council at State level in those States/Union Territories, which have adopted the Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984. The objective of the programme is to regulate veterinary practice and the maintenance of Register of veterinary practitioners. Towards this purpose, there is a provision of setting up of Veterinary Council of India in centre and State Veterinary Councils in all States/UTs where Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 have been extended. Presently, all States/UTs, except Jammu & Kashmir, have adopted Indian Veterinary Council Act 1984.
Accordingly, Veterinary Council of India was constituted in 1989 and State Veterinary Councils have been established in 27 States and 3 UTs. The Central Government provides 100% funds for functioning of Veterinary Council of India (VCI) & Veterinary Council and 50% funds for functioning of State Veterinary Councils.