Duties and Functions

According to Section 96 (1) and 96 (2) of Cantonment Act, 2018-

As far as possible, the Board will take necessary steps in the Cantonment, in relation to the consolidation of its fund, namely: –


(a) lighting streets and other public places;
(b) watering streets and other public places;
(c) cleansing streets, public places and drains, abating nuisances and removing noxious vegetation;
(d) regulating offensive, dangerous or obnoxious trades, callings and practices;
(e) removing, on the ground of public safety, health or convenience, undesirable obstructions and projections in streets and other public places;
(f) securing or removing dangerous buildings and places;
(g) acquiring, maintaining, changing and regulating places for the disposal of the dead;
(h) constructing, altering and maintaining streets, culverts, markets, slaughter-houses, latrines, privies, urinals, drains, drainage works and sewerage works;
(i) planting and maintaining trees on roadsides and other public places;
(j) 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;
(k) registering Births and deaths;
(l) establishing and maintaining a system of public vaccination;
(m) establishing and maintaining or supporting public hospitals and dispensaries, and providing public medical relief;
(n) establishing and maintaining or assisting primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary schools;
(o) rendering assistance in extinguishing fires, and protecting life and property when fires occur;
(p) maintaining and developing the value of property vested in, or entrusted to the management of, the Board; and

(q) Building and maintaining parks for children or public entertainment;

(r) fulfilling any other obligation imposed upon it by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force;


(s) All types of activities that are harmful to the environment and public health within the cantonment and to stop any establishment used in the same way.


(2) The Board shall take into consideration the financial condition of the fund in carrying out the duties and activities in this section.