About Us

Nainital Cantonment Authority was established in 1878. With the passage of time, the Cantonment has experienced considerable progress and development and as on today, it is a Category-IV Cantonment having population of 1398 as per Census 2011. Cantonment Board is a Body Corporate created under a Central Statute called Cantonments Act 1924 now amended as Cantonments Act 2006, working under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence and entrusted with the municipal and developmental functions with respect to a Cantonment. The Board is constituted under section 10 of the Cantonments Act, 2006 through procedure therein. The history of cantonment started with the land administration for quartering of troops Housing was the core objective which attracted the civilian population also to reside in the Cantonment. There is 01 notified Civil Area and the Cantonment clearly defined in military, bungalow and civil area.The Board comprises of 4 Members out of which 2 are elected members and 2 are ex-officio members, i.e. Station Commander who is the ex-officio President of Cantonment Board and Chief Executive Officer who is the Member Secretary, appointed by the Central Government.