Functions & Duties Of the 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 –

Duties of Board

(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 fires occur;

(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.

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 346.

Discretionary functions of Board

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 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 non-conventional energy sources, to public and private premises; p Sec. 64 of The Cantonments Act, 2006 33

(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.