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Due to various reasons such as shrinkage of wildlife habitat, changes in land-use pattern, increase in wildlife population as a result of effective conservation measures, etc. there has been considerable increase in the instances of man-animal conflict in and around the forest and wildlife areas. The Government has taken up a number measures to reduce the frequency of occurrence of man-animal conflicts. However, various cases of conflicts are being reported every now and then. The Government has been providing ex-gratia relief to the aggrieved persons in case of cattle kill caused by wild animals. The ex-gratia sanctioned for cattle kill due to wild animals Wild animals as defined in section-2 (36) of The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972) is revised and fixed by the Government from time to time through various Government Orders. The GOs pertaining to sanctioning of ex-gratia in case of cattle kill caused by wild animals are as below: 1. GO No: FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 30-04-2011 2. GO No: FEE 109 FAP 2014 Dated: 13-08-2014


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (faq) VIEW

  • Which is/are the Government Order/s concerned with payment of ex-gratia for cattle killed by wild animals?

    Government Order No. FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 30-04-2011 and Government Order No. FEE 109 FAP 2014 dated 13-08-2014.

  • Who is eligible for getting ex-gratia relief in case of cattle killed by wild animals?

    The owner of the cattle killed in conflict by wild animal/s is eligible for getting ex-gratia relief provided that the cattle was not grazing in prohibited area when attacked by wild animal

  • What constitutes wild animal?

    The term wild animal should be understood in accordance with the definition that has been provided in Section 2(36) of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. As per this definition, ‘Wild animal’ means any animal specified in Schedule I to IV and found wild in nature.

  • How much ex-gratia is payable in case of cattle kill?

    The ex-gratia payable in case of cattle kill is as per the ex-gratia rates provided vide GO No: FEE 109 FAP 2014 Dated 13-08-2014.

  • Is there a prescribed format for the application to be submitted for claiming ex-gratia relief?

    No. There is no prescribed format for submission of application. However, the application should be written legibly or typed on a plain paper including signature or thumb impression of the legal applicant.

  • To whom should the application be submitted for claiming ex-gratia relief?

    The application should be submitted to the concerned jurisdictional Range Forest Officer.

  • What are the documents required to be submitted for claiming ex-gratia relief?

    a. Record of Rights, Tenancy and Crops (RTC) including ownership details, survey number of the affected land. b. Aadhar number c. Certificate issued by the Government Veterinary Officer that the cattle was killed by wild animal. d. Photos relating to cattle kill by wild animal. e. Bank Account details of the aggrieved person to which the ex-gratia relief is to be credited.

  • Is this service listed under SAKALA?

    Yes. The service is listed under SAKALA. The time limit provided for delivering this service under SAKALA is 30 working days.

  • How do I avail this service under SAKALA?

    Please request the jurisdictional Range Forest Officer to whom you submit the application for ex-gratia relief to register your application under SAKALA. A GSC (Guarantee of Services to Citizen) number will be provided vide an acknowledgement for registering your request under SAKALA. You may track the status of your request through the SAKALA portal. (http://www.sakala.kar.nic.in/gsc_home.aspx).

  • How much time would be required to receive ex-gratia after sanctioning by the competent authority?

    Release of ex-gratia is subject to availability of funds. After the sanctioning of ex-gratia relief, the amount will be released as and when funds are available for the same.

  • Is this service listed under SAKALA?

    Yes. The service is listed under SAKALA. The time limit provided for delivering this service under SAKALA is 30 working days.

  • How do I avail this service under SAKALA?

    Please request the jurisdictional Range Forest officer to whom you submit the application for ex-gratia relief to register your application under SAKALA. A GSC (Guarantee of Services to Citizen) number will be provided vide an acknowledgement for registering your request under SAKALA. You may track the status of your request through the SAKALA portal. (http://www.sakala.kar.nic.in/gsc_home.aspx).

  • How much time would be required to receive ex-gratia after sanctioning by the competent authority?

    Release of ex-gratia is subject to availability of funds. Post the sanctioning of ex-gratia relief will be released as and when fund are available for the same.