Veterinary Council of India Announces Elections for New Members

The Veterinary Council of India (VCI) is holding elections to elect new members from registered veterinary practitioners. This notification was issued on April 22, 2024.

The following are important dates associated with the elections:

EventDate and Time
Date of opening nominationsApril 20, 2024 (Saturday) from
Date of closing nominationsApril 26, 2024 (Friday)
Time for submission of nominations10am to 5pm
Date and time for scrutiny of nominationsMay 1, 2024 (Wednesday) 10am to 5pm
Last date for withdrawal of candidatureUpto May 3, 2024 (Friday) till 5pm
Date of pollJune 8, 2024 (Saturday from 7am to 7pm)
Date, time and place for counting of votes and for declaration of resultsJune 9, 2024 (Sunday 10.30 AM onwards) New Delhi
Important Dates For Elections


Only individuals registered in the Indian Veterinary Practitioners Register of the VCI can submit nominations. These individuals can send or deliver their nomination paper in Form-I to Justice (Ms.) Asha Menon (Retd.), Returning Officer for the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, at Cabin No. 5, Chandra Lok Building (2nd Floor), Janpath Road, New Delhi.

Alternatively, the eligible candidates have the option to submit their nomination papers online to the returning officer at e-mail ID: This online nomination paper shall be a scanned copy bearing clear signature of the candidate and the proposer/seconder.

The VCI plays a crucial role in maintaining professional standards and ethics within the veterinary profession in India. These elections will determine the composition of the council for the coming term