Acts and Rules related to Cantonment Board

In 1924 the Cantonments Act was enacted to introduce local self-government in the cantonments which contained substantial civil population. The act was the first model municipal Act for the cantonments, but in its implementation, decentralization and democratic norms were largely compromised because of the status of the citizen who occupied the property only as licensees of the Government. Recently in year 2006, the Cantonments Act, 1924 was replaced by the Cantonment Act, 2006 with a view to introduce greater decentralization and improve the financial base of cantonment boards to make provisions for developmental activities and management of defence land and audit. Under the Cantonment Act 2006, cantonments are divided into four categories based on the population criteria. The Nainital Cantonment falls under Category IV. Cantonment boards are statutory bodies–a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to acquire and hold property. Their other functions are, more or less, the same as those of municipal bodies.
• Cantonment Act 1924
• Cantonment Accounts Code 1924
• Cantonment Lands Administration Rule 1937
• Cantonment Fund Servant Rules 1937
• Cantonment Property Rules 1925
• Cantonment Electoral Rules 1945
• Public Premises Act (Unauthorized Occupants) 1971
• Cantonment Act 2006
• Cantonment Electoral Rules, 2007
• Cantonments Bill, 2003
• Appeals from Executive Order Cantonments Act, 2006
• Cantonment (Regulation of Procedure of Committees of Arbitration) Rules, 1985
• Cantonment form of Annual Report on Cantonment Administration Rules 1986
• Cantonment (Forms and Manner of Service of Notice) Rules, 1986
• Cantonment Account Rule 2020

Birth & Death Registration

As per section 8, 9 and 21 of Registration of Births & Deaths Act 1969 it is mandatory that every birth and death taking place anywhere in India must be registered with the Registrars appointed by the respective State Governments under the ambit of this law for the purpose. Failure to comply the directives mentioned above is liable to be punished in accordance with the section 23 of the Registration of Births & Deaths 1969. For all the births and deaths taking place within the Cantonment, the registration shall be done by the Chief Executive Officer, who is ex-officio registrar for the purpose of the Registration Act 1969.

Who is responsible for giving the information to the Registrar?

Citizen of Cantonment provides information regarding Birth & Death to the Sanitary Inspector. Then Sanitary Inspector sends the information to the registrar.

Issuance of certificates

The certificates in respect of births and deaths registered with the Cantonment Board are issued by the Chief Executive Officer on request on payment of fee as given below:

Registration: Free

Late Fee: Rs. 10/-

Correction for erroneous entries

Any person desirous of correcting the entries mentioned in the birth and death register which, in his opinion, are erroneous must produce two creditable persons, having knowledge of the facts of the case and a declaration signed by him, setting forth the nature of the error before the registrar who after considering the facts of the case shall pass necessary orders thereon

Citizen's Responsibilities

• Every death and birth in the family must get registered.
• The registration of the birth of a child should be done as early as possible and subsequently his or her name should also be got registered.
• Registration is also required for still birth and adopted children.
• Erroneous entries must be rectified at the earliest.
• Do not give any incorrect information to the registrar.
• Do not leave any column blank in the registration form.