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The Cantonment Act, 2006

An Act which succeeded the Cantonments Act, 2006. The Act provides for Municipal administration and Governance of Notified Cantonments in the Country.

The Cantonments Act, 2006 .pdf

Central Public Information Officer (C.P.I.O.)

Appellate Authority
Dr. Rohit Singh Malan
(Chief Executive Officer)
Cantonment Board Jhansi
Subhash Marg, Jhansi Cantonment.
Uttar Pradesh (India) PIN-284001
Phone : 91-510-2370048
Fax : 91-510-2370832
e-mail :

Central Public Information Officer
Shri Rajkumar Kushawaha
Administrative Officer
Cantt Board Jhansi

Assistant Public Information Officer
1.Shri Mayankmani Chaturvedi, Assistant Engineer
2. Shri Mahesh Kumar Sharma, Environment Supdt.
3. Shri Gurudev Singh, Chief Accountant
4. Shri Afaq Jamal Siddiqui, System Admininstrator
5. Shri Trilok Chand Kaushik, Stores Manager
6. Shri Anand Kumar Mishra, Revenue Supdt.
7. Mr. Rahul Kinger Hopital Manager

Duties of Board

Duties of Board. - It shall be the 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;
(iv) regulating offensive, dangerous or obnoxious trades, callings and practices;
(v) removing, on the ground of public safety, health or convenience, undesirable obstructions and projections in streets and other public places;
(vi) securing or removing dangerous buildings and places;
(vii) acquiring, maintaining, changing and regulating places for the disposal of the dead;
(viii) constructing, altering and maintaining streets, culverts, bridges, causeways, markets, slaughter- houses, latrines, privies, urinals, drains, drainage works and sewerage works and regulating their use;
(ix) planting and maintaining trees on roadsides and other public places;
(x) providing or arranging for a sufficient supply of potable water, where such supply does not exist, guarding from pollution water used for human consumption, and preventing polluted water from being so used;
(xi) registering births and deaths;
(xii) preventing and checking spread of dangerous diseases; establishing and maintaining a system of public vaccination and inoculation for the said objective;
(xiii) establishing and maintaining or supporting public hospitals, maternity and child welfare centres and dispensaries, and providing public medical relief;
(xiv) establishing and maintaining or assisting primary schools;
(xv) rendering assistance in extinguishing fires, and protecting light and property when fire occurs;
(xvi) maintaining and developing the value of property vested in, or entrusted to, the management of the Board;
(xvii) establishing and maintaining civil defence services;
(xviii) preparing and implementing town planning schemes;
(xix) preparing and implementing plans for economic development and social justice;
(xx) naming and numbering of streets and premises;
(xxi) according or refusing permission to erect or re-erect building;
(xxii) organising, promoting or supporting cultural and sports activities;
(xxiii) celebrating Independence Day and Republic Day and incurring expenditure thereon;
(xxiv) fulfilling any other obligation imposed upon it by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force.

Discretionary Function of Board

(1) A Board may, within the cantonment, make provision for-
(i) laying out in areas, whether previously built upon or not, new streets, and acquiring land for that purpose and for the construction 19 of buildings, and compounds of buildings, to abut on such streets;
(ii) constructing, establishing or maintaining public parks, gardens, offices, dairies, bathing or washing places, drinking fountains, tanks, wells and other works of public utility;
(iii) reclaiming unhealthy localities;
(iv) furthering educational objects by measures other than the establishment and maintenance of primary schools;
(v) setting up or supporting higher schools, colleges and vocational, professional and special education;
(vi) constructing, and maintaining works and structures, including rainwater harvesting, for providing supply of water for public and private purposes;
(vii) constituting, maintaining and managing supply and distribution of electricity, including by exploiting nonconventional energy sources, to public and private premises;
(viii) taking a census and granting rewards for information which may tend to secure the correct registration of vital statistics;
(ix) making a survey;
(x) giving relief on the occurrence of local epidemics, floods, famines or other natural calamities by the establishment or maintenance of relief work or otherwise;
(xi) securing or assisting to secure suitable places for the carrying on of any offensive dangerous or obnoxious trade, calling or occupation;
(xii) establishing and maintaining a farm or other place for the disposal of sewage;
(xiii) constructing, subsidising or guaranteeing tramways or other means of locomotion, and electric lighting or electric power work;
(xiv) establishing and maintaining cattle pounds;
(xv) arranging for civic reception with prior approval of the Officer Commanding the Station;
(xvi) providing housing accommodation for any class of inhabitants;
(xvii) conservation and maintenance of ancient and historical monuments, archaeological sites and remains or place of public importance in the cantonment;
(xviii) developing land resources under the management of the Board;
(xix) preparing and implementing group housing schemes;
(xx) establishing and undertaking remunerative projects;
(xxi) developing small-scale and cottage industries;
(xxii) developing expertise in different areas of urban governance and local self-government to and able to provide consultancy to other Municipal and Development Authorities;
(xxiii) adopting any measure, other than a measure specified in section 62 or in the foregoing provisions of this section likely to promote the safety, health or convenience of the inhabitants of the cantonment;
(xxiv) establishing and maintaining or supporting libraries, museums, art galleries, botanical or zoological collections;
(xxv) establishing and maintaining or supporting stadia, gymnasia, akharas and places for sports and games;
(xxvi) establishing theatres and cinemas;
(xxvii) organising and managing fairs and exhibitions;
(xxviii) constructing and maintaining:- (a) rest-houses; (b) poor-houses; (c) infirmaries; (d) children's home; (e) houses for deaf and dumb and for disabled and handicapped children; (f ) shelters for destitute and disabled persons; (g) asylums for persons of unsound mind; (h) old age homes; (i) working women's hostels;
(xxix) establishing and managing chemical or bacteriological laboratories for the examination or analysis of water, food and drugs for the detection of diseases or research connected with the public health or medical relief;
(xxx) providing relief to destitute and disabled persons;
(xxxi) establishing and maintaining veterinary hospitals;
(xxxii) constructing and maintaining warehouses and godowns;
(xxxiii) constructing and managing garages, sheds and stands for vehicles and cattle sheds;
(xxxiv) constructing and managing community halls and convention halls;
(xxxv) holding seminars, workshops, public debates, and similar activities particularly on issues and rules and regulations of civic importance. Explanation.-For the purposes of clause
(xvii)- (a) "conservation" means the supervision, management and maintenance of a place to retain its historical, architectural, aesthetic or cultural significance or of environment and includes the protection, improvement, preservation, restoration, reconstruction and adoption or a combination of more than one of these activities, and the use of such place in a way that ensures the social as well as economic benefits; (b) "ancient and historical monuments, archaeological sites and remains or place of public importance" include buildings, artefacts, structures, areas, or precincts of historical or aesthetical or educational or scientific or cultural or environmental significance, and those natural features of environmental signifcance or scenic beauty, as may be declared by the Board. (2) A Board may, either within or outside the cantonment, make provision for the doing of anything on which 20 expenditure is declared by the Central Government, or by the Board with the sanction of the Central Government, to be an appropriate charge on the cantonment fund or the cantonment development fund.

Duties of CEO

(1) Subject to the provisions of clause (c) and clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 21, the Chief Executive Officer shall-
(a) exercise all the powers and perform all the duties conferred or imposed upon him by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force;
(b) subject to any restrictions, limitations and conditions imposed by this Act, to exercise executive power to ensure that the 9 administration of the Board is carried out in accordance with provisions of this Act;
(c) prescribe the duties of, and exercise supervision and control over the acts and proceedings of all, officers and employees of the Board;
(d) be responsible for the custody of all records of the Board;
(e) arrange for the performance of such duties relative to the proceedings of the Board or of any Committee of the Board or of any Committee of Arbitration constituted under this Act, as those bodies may respectively impose on him; and
(f) comply with every requisition of the Board on any matter pertaining to the administration of the cantonment.

Duties of PCB

(1) It shall be the duty of the President of every Board-
(a) unless prevented by reasonable cause, to convene and preside at all meetings of the Board and to regulate the conduct of business thereat;
(b) to control, direct and supervise the financial and executive administration of the Board;
(c) to perform all the duties and exercise all the powers specifically imposed or conferred on the President by or under this Act; and
(d) subject to any restrictions, limitations and conditions imposed by this Act, to exercise executive power for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act and to be directly responsible for the fulfilment of the purposes of this Act;
(e) in case of gross misconduct during the course of meeting, to suspend a member other than a Chief Executive Officer from attending the unconcluded part of the meeting of the Board.

(2) The President may, by order in writing, empower the Vice-President to exercise all or any of the powers and duties referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) other than any power, duty or function which he is by resolution of the Board expressly forbidden to delegate.
(3) The exercise or discharge of any powers, duties or functions delegated by the President under this section shall be subject to such restrictions, limitations and conditions, if any, as may be laid down by the President and to the control of, and to revision by, the President.
(4) Every order made under sub-section (2) shall forthwith be communicated to the Board and to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command.

Duties of Vice President

(1) It shall be the duty of the Vice-President of every Board-
(a) in the absence of the President and unless prevented by reasonable cause, to preside at meetings of the Board and when so presiding to exercise the authority of the President under sub-section (1) of section 21;
(b) during the incapacity or temporary absence of the President or pending his appointment or succession to perform any other duty and exercise any other power of the President; and
(c) to exercise any power and perform any duty of the President which may be delegated to him under sub-section (2) of section 21.