Act 53 of Although, armed force of the Union are stationed in cantonments within Part B States, the Cantonments Act, amdthe Camtonments (House. (1) This Act may be called the Cantonments Act, (2) It extends to the whole of India 2*** 3***. (3) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official. Cantonments Act, DEFINITION AND DELIMITATION OF CANTONMENTS of cantonment fund when area ceases to be included in a cantonment.

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Thirty days from ser- tion the erection vice of notice. Revision of assessment list. This register will also serve the purpose of a despatch register. Owner’s consent ordinarily to cangonment obtained. If, on receipt of any information or report obtained under section acr or section 47 or section 48, the Government or the Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, is of opinion- a that any duty imposed on a Board by or under this Act has not been performed or has been performed in an imperfect, inefficient or unsuitable manner, or b that adequate financial provision has not been made for the performance of any such duty, it or he may, direct the Board, within such period as it or he thinks fit, to make arrangements to its or his satisfaction for the proper performance of the duty, or, as the case may be, to make financial provision to its or his satisfaction for the performance of the duty: Procedure for convening Committee of Arbitration.

Digging of public land. When the assessment list has been prepared, the Board shall give public notice thereof, and of the place where the list or a copy thereof may be inspected, and every person claiming to be the owner, lessee or occupier of any property included in the list, and any authorised agent of such person, shall be at liberty to inspect the list and to make extracts therefrom free of charge.

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Custody of cantonment fund. Incorporation of Cantonment Board. Act 15 ofClaim Power of Board to undertake private conservancy arrangements. The Commandb[or the Director],. Act 15 of Felling, lopping and trimming of trees.

Burial and burning grounds. Provided that the Board shall not incur any expenditure for acquiring or renting land beyond the limits of the cantonment or for constructing any work beyond such limits except- a with the sanction of the Government, and b on such terms and conditions as the Government may impose: Carrying on trade, etc. Control over sources of public water-supply. Penalty for loitering and importuning for purposes of prostitution. The Executive Officer may, in cases of emergency, direct.


Arrest of persons and seizure and confiscation of things for offences against the two last foregoing sections. MEETING 1 Every Board shall ordinarily hold at least one meeting in every month on such day as may be fixed, and of which notice shall zct given in such manner as may be provided, by regulations made by the Board under this Chapter.

Provided that in the case of revision of establishment, or of expenditure on original works, no expenditure shall be sanctioned unless detailedproposals or estimates have been prepared and sanctioned cantnment competent authority. It shall be the duty of all police officers to actt immediate information to the Board of the commission of any offence against the provisions of this Act or of any rule or bye-law made thereunder, and to assist all cantonment officers and servants in the exercise of their lawful authority.

Term of office of members. When a tax assessed on the annual value of buildings or lands or both is imposed, the Board shall cause an assessment list of all buildings or lands in the cantonment, or of both, as the case may be, to be prepared in such form as the Government may by rule prescribe. The Act, for the first time, allowed representation of actt civil population in the administration of the cantonments. At the end of each month the receipts and expenditure entered in the cash book shall be compared item by item with the pass book and the balances agreed, the difference, if any, being explained in a footnote in the general cash book as under: The extraneous substance has unavoidably become intermixed therewith, or.

Re-numbered as subsection 1 by Act 15 ofsec. Power to require names of dairyman’s customers. Power to require execution of work, etc.

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All individual items in such cases whether they pertain to salary or allowances of any description, or travelling allowance, or represent deductions or payments of some sort, shall be calculated to the nearest anna, fractions below half an anna being omitted, and half an anna or over being reckoned as one anna.

It shall be lawful for any person, authorised by or under this Act to make any entry into any place, to open or cause to be opened any door, gate or other barrier- a if he considers the opening thereof necessary for the purpose of such entry; and b if the owner or occupier is absent, or being present refuses to open such door, gate or barrier.


Finality of appellate orders Repayments in cash or by transfer shall be noted against the original credit in the column for the month in which the refund is made and a total of the postings shall be made at the end of the month and agreed with the corresponding figure in the classified abstract.

Power to vary constitution of Boards in special circumstances RECOVERY OF CHARGES -ln any case in which the provisions ofsection applya[and in which the Board is not receiving a bulk supply of water undersection A] the water-tax, if any, imposed in the cantonment and all other charges arising out of the supply of water which may be imposed under the provisions of this Chapter as applied bysection shall be recovered by theb[Board], and all monies so recovered, or such proportion thereof as theb[Central Government] may in each case determine, shall be paid by thec [Board] to the Officer.

The other amendments are consequential to the substitution of new section for section A vide clause The proviso to sub-section 1 rep. Whoever, without the permission in writing of the Board, digs up the surface of any open space in the cantonment, which is not private property, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to twenty Taka, and, in the case of a continuing offence, with an additional fine which may extend to five Taka for every day after the first during which the offence continues.

The words and figures “section 75” omitted by Act 7 ofsection 5.

Disinfection of public conveyance. Power to attach brackets for lamps. The other amendments are of consequential nature.

In the case of a bill or deposit repayment cantonmeent passed for payment at a treasury but lost before encashment or payment, the officer who drew the original bill or voucher should ascertain from the treasury that payment has not been made on the original before he issues a duplicate, which should cantonmetn distinctly on its face the word “duplicate” written in red ink.