Functions & Duties Of the Board

Duties of Board

It shall be duty of every [Board], so far as the funds at its disposal permit, to make reasonable provision within the cantonment for-

  • (i) Lighting streets and other public places
  • (ii) Watering streets and other public places
  • (iii) Cleansing streets, public places and drains, abating nuisances and removing noxious vegetation.

Regulating offensive, dangerous or obnoxious trades, callings and practices

  • Removing, on the ground of public safety, health or convenience, undesirable obstructions and projections in streets and other public places.

  • Securing or removing dangerous buildings and places
  • Acquiring, maintaining, changing and regulating places for the disposal of the dead.

  • Constructing, altering and maintaining streets, culverts, markets, slaughter-houses, latrines, privies, urinals, drains, drainage works and sewerage works and regulating their use
  • Planting and maintaining trees on roadsides and other public places
  • Providing or arranging for a sufficient supply of pure and wholesome water, where such supply does not exist, guarding from pollution water used for human consumption, and preventing polluted water from being so used.

  • Registering births and deaths
  • Establishing and maintaining a system of public vaccination and inoculation
  • Establishing and maintaining or supporting public hospitals and dispensaries, and providing public medical relief.

  • Establishing and maintaining [or assisting] primary schools
  • Rendering assistance in extinguishing fire, and protecting life and property when fire occur
  • Maintaining and developing the value of property vested in, or entrusted to the management of the Board.

  • Establishing and maintaining civil defence services
  • Preparing and implementing town planning schemes
  • Fulfilling any other obligation imposed upon it by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force.

Power to manage property

A [Board] may, subject to any conditions imposed by the Central Government, manage any property entrusted to its management by the Central Government on such terms as to the sharing of rents and profits accruing from such property as may be determined by rule made under section 280.

Discretionary functions of Board

A Board may, within the cantonment, make provision for :

  • Laying out in areas, whether previously built upon or not, new streets, and acquiring land for that purpose and for the construction of buildings, and compounds of buildings, to abut on such streets

  • Reclaiming unhealthy localities
  • Furthering educational objects by measures other than the establishment and maintenance of primary schools.