The Cantonments Act `2006

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the administration of cantonments with a view to impart greater democratisation, improvement of their financial base to make provisions for developmental activities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
2006
List of Chapters & Sections
  • DEFINITION AND DELIMITAITON OF CONTONMENT

  • 3
     Definition of cantonments
  • 4
     Alteration of limits of cantonments
  • 5
     The effect of including area in cantonment
  • 6
     Disposal of cantonment fund and cantonment development fund when area ceases to be a cantonment
  • 7
     Disposal of cantonment fund and cantonment development fund when area ceases to be included in a cantonment
  • 8
     Application of funds and property transferred under sections 6 and 7
  • 9
     Limitation of operation of Act
  • Boards

  • 10
     Cantonment Board
  • 11
     Incorporation of Cantonment Board
  • 12
     Constitution of Cantonment of Boards
  • 13
     Power to vary constitution of Boards in special circumstances
  • 14
     Term of office of members
  • 15
     Filling of vacancies
  • 16
     Vacancies in special cases
  • 17
     Oath or affirmation
  • 18
     Resignation
  • 19
     President and Vice-President
  • 20
     Term of office of Vice-President
  • 21
     Duties of President
  • 22
     Duties of Vice-President
  • 23
     Allowances to Vice-President and members
  • 24
     Appointment of Chief Executive Officer
  • 25
     Duties of Chief Executive Officer
  • 26
     Special power of Chief Executive Officer
  • Elections

  • 27
     Electoral rolls
  • 28
     Qualification of electors
  • 29
     Qualification for being a member of the Board
  • 30
     Interpretation
  • 31
     Power to make rules regulating elections
  • Members

  • 32
     Member not to vote on matter in which he is interested
  • 33
     Liability of members
  • 34
     Removal of members
  • 35
     Consequences of removal
  • 36
     Member of the Board to be deemed a public servant
  • Employees

  • 37
     Disqualification of person as an employee of Board
  • 38
     Cantonment employee to be deemed a public servant
  • Procedure

  • 39
     Meetings
  • 40
     Business to be transcted
  • 41
     Quorum
  • 42
     Presiding Officer
  • 43
     Minutes
  • 44
     Meetings to be public
  • 45
     Method of deciding questions
  • 46
     Civil area
  • 47
     Committees for civil areas
  • 48
     Power to make regulations
  • 49
     Joint action with other local authority
  • 50
     Report on administration
  • Control

  • 51
     Power of Central Government to require production of documents
  • 52
     Inspection
  • 53
     Power to call for documents
  • 54
     Power to require execution of work, etc
  • 55
     Power to provide for enforcement of direction under section 54
  • 56
     Power to override decision of Board
  • 57
     Power of Central Government to review
  • 58
     Power of General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, on reference under section 56 or otherwise
  • 59
     Power of Central Government on a reference made under section 56
  • 60
     Supersession of Board
  • Validity of proceedings

  • 61
     Validity of proceedings, etc
  • DUTIES AND DISCRETIONARY FUNCTIONS OF BOARDS

  • 62
     Duties of Board
  • 63
     Power to manage property
  • 64
     Discretionary functions of Board
  • 65
     Power of expenditure of educational, health and other purposes outside the cantonment
  • Imposition of taxation

  • 66
     General power of taxation
  • 67
     Charging of fees
  • 68
     Norms of property tax
  • 69
     Framing of preliminary proposals
  • 70
     Objections and disposal thereof
  • 71
     Imposition of tax
  • 72
     Power of Central Government to issue directions to the Board
  • 73
     Definition of “annual rateable value”
  • 74
     Incidence of taxation
  • Assessment list

  • 75
     Assessment list
  • 76
     Revision of assessment list
  • 77
     Authentication of assessment list
  • 78
     Evidential value of assessment list
  • 79
     Amendment of assessment list
  • 80
     Preparation of new assessment list
  • 81
     Notice of transfers
  • 82
     Notice of erection of buildings
  • Remission and refund

  • 83
     Demolition, etc., of buildings
  • 84
     Remission of tax
  • 85
     Power to require entry in assessment list of details of buildings
  • 86
     Notice to be given of the circumstances in which remission or refund is claimed
  • 87
     What buildings, etc., are to be deemed vacant
  • 88
     Notice to be given of every occupation of vacant building or house
  • Charge on immovable property

  • 89
     Tax on buildings and land to be a charge thereon
  • Octroi, terminal tax and toll

  • 90
     Inspection of imported goods, octroi, terminal tax and toll, etc
  • 91
     Power to seize, etc
  • 92
     Lease of octroi, terminal tax or toll
  • Appeals

  • 93
     Appeals against assessment
  • 94
     Costs of appeal
  • 95
     Recovery of costs from Board
  • 96
     Conditions of right to appeal
  • 97
     Finality of appellate orders
  • Payment and recovery of taxes

  • 98
     Time and manner of payment of taxes
  • 99
     Public notice for taxes due
  • 100
     Notice of demand
  • 101
     Recovery of tax
  • 102
     Interest payable on taxes due
  • 103
     Distress
  • 104
     Disposal of distrained property
  • 105
     Attachment and sale of immovable property
  • 106
     Recovery from a person about to leave cantonment and refund of surplus sale proceeds, if any
  • 107
     Power to institute suit for recovery
  • Special provisions relating to taxation, etc.

  • 108
     Board to be a Municipality for taxation purposes
  • 109
     Payment to be made to a Board as service charges by Central Government or State Government
  • 110
     Power to be make special provision for conservancy in certain cases
  • 111
     Exemption in case of buildings
  • 112
     General power of exemption
  • 113
     Exemption of poor persons
  • 114
     Composition
  • 115
     Irrecoverable debts
  • 116
     Obligation to disclose liability
  • 117
     Immaterial error not to affect liability
  • 118
     Distraint not to be invalid by reason of immaterial defect
  • Cantonment fund and cantonment development fund

  • 119
     Cantonment fund and cantonment development fund
  • 120
     Custody of cantonment fund and cantonment development fund
  • 121
     Power of Board to borrow money
  • Property

  • 122
     Property
  • 123
     Application of cantonment fund, cantonment development fund and property
  • 124
     Acquisition of immovable property
  • 125
     Power to make rules regarding cantonment fund, cantonment development fund and property
  • CONTRACTS

  • 126
     Contracts by whom to be executed
  • 127
     Sanction
  • 128
     Execution of contract
  • 129
     Contracts improperly executed not to be binding on a Board
  • Sanitary authorities

  • 130
     Responsibility for sanitation
  • 131
     General duties of Health Officer
  • Conservancy and sanitation

  • 132
     Public latrines, urinals and conservancy establishments
  • 133
     Duty of occupier to collect and desposit rubbish, etc
  • 134
     Power of Board to undertake private conservancy arrangement
  • 135
     Deposits and disposal of rubbish, etc
  • 136
     Cesspools, receptacles, for filth, etc
  • 137
     Filling up of tank, etc
  • 138
     Provision of latrines, etc
  • 139
     Sanitation in factories, etc
  • 140
     Private latrines
  • 141
     Special provisions for collection of rubbish and solid waste management
  • 142
     Removal of congested buildings
  • 143
     Overcrowding of dwelling houses
  • 144
     Power to require repair or alternation of building
  • 145
     Power to require land or building to be cleansed
  • 146
     Prohibition in respect of air pollutant
  • 147
     Power to order disuse of house
  • 148
     Removal of noxious vegetation
  • 149
     Agriculture and irrigation
  • Burial and burning grounds

  • 150
     Power to call for information regarding burial and burning grounds
  • 151
     Permission for use of new burial or burning ground
  • 152
     Power to require closing of burial or burning ground
  • 153
     Exemption from operation of sections 150 to 152
  • 154
     Removal of corpses
  • Prevention of infectious, contagious or communicable diseases

  • 155
     Obligation concerning infectious, contagious o communicable diseases
  • 156
     Blood Bank
  • 157
     Special measures in case of outbreak of infectious or epidemic diseases
  • 158
     Power to require names of a dairyman‟s customers
  • 159
     Power to require names of a washerman‟s customers
  • 160
     Power to require names of patients or customers of a medical practitioner or paramedical workers
  • 161
     Report after inspection of dairy or washerman or medical practitioner‟s place of business
  • 162
     Action on report submitted by Health Officer
  • 163
     Examination of milk, washed clothes or needles, syringes, etc
  • 164
     Contamination of public conveyance
  • 165
     Disinfection of public conveyance
  • 166
     Penalty for failure to report
  • 167
     Driver of conveyance not bound to carry person suffering from infectious or contagious disease
  • 168
     Disinfection of building or articles therein
  • 169
     Destruction of infectious hut or shed
  • 170
     Temporary shelter for inmates of disinfected or destroyed buildings or shed
  • 171
     Disinfection of building before letting the same
  • 172
     Disposal of infected article without disinfection
  • 173
     Means of disinfection
  • 174
     Marking or selling of food, etc., or washing clothes by infected person
  • 175
     Power to restrict or prohibit sale of food or drink
  • 176
     Control over wells, tanks, etc
  • 177
     Disposal of infectious corpse
  • Hospitals and dispensaries

  • 178
     Maintenance or aiding of hospitals or dispensaries
  • 179
     Medical supplies, appliances, etc
  • 180
     Free patients
  • 181
     Paying patients
  • 182
     Power to order person to attend hospital or dispensary
  • 183
     Power to exclude from cantonment persons refusing to attend hospital or dispensary
  • Control of traffic for hygienic purposes

  • 184
     Routes for pilgrims and others
  • Special conditious regarding essential services

  • 185
     Conditions of service of Safai Karamcharis and others
  • Water-supply

  • 186
     Maintenance of water-supply
  • 187
     Terms of water-supply
  • 188
     Board to carry out survey and formulate proposals
  • 189
     Control over sources of public water-supply
  • 190
     Power to require maintenance or closing of private source of public drinking water-supply
  • 191
     Supply of water
  • 192
     Power to require water-supply to be taken
  • 193
     Supply of water under agreement
  • 194
     Board not liable for failure of supply
  • 195
     Conditions of universal application
  • 196
     Supply to persons outside cantonment
  • 197
     Penalty
  • Water, drainage and other connections

  • 198
     Power of Board to lay wires, connections, etc
  • 199
     Wires, etc., laid above surface of ground
  • 200
     Connection with main not be made without permission
  • 201
     Power to prescribe ferrules and establish meters, etc
  • 202
     Power of inspection
  • 203
     Power to fix rates and charges
  • Application of this Chapter to Government water-supplies

  • 204
     Government water-supply
  • 205
     Water supply for domestic consumption
  • 206
     Recovery of charges
  • 207
     Supply of water from Government water-supply to the Board
  • 208
     Functions of the Board in relation to distribution of bulk supply
  • 209
     Special provisions concerning drainage and sewage
  • 210
     Construction of and control of drains and sewage collection and disposal works
  • 211
     Certain matters not to be passed into cantonments drains
  • 212
     Application by owners and occupiers to drain into cantonment drains
  • 213
     Drainage of undrained premises
  • 214
     New premises not be erected without drains
  • 215
     Power to drain group or block of premises by combined operations
  • 216
     Power to close or limit the use of private drains in certain cases
  • 217
     Use of drain by a person other than the owner
  • 218
     Sewage and rain water drains to be distinct
  • 219
     Power to require owner to carry out certain works for satisfactory drainage
  • 220
     Appointment of places for the emptying of drains and collection of sewage
  • Miscellaneous

  • 221
     Connection with water works and drains not to be made without permission
  • 222
     Buildings, railways and private streets not to be erected or constructed over drains or water works without permission
  • 223
     Rights or user of property for aqueducts, lines, etc
  • 224
     Power of owner of premises to place pipes and drains through land belonging to other persons
  • 225
     Power to require railway level, etc., to be raised or lowered
  • 226
     Power to execute work after giving notice to the person liable
  • 227
     Power to affix shafts, etc., for ventilation of drain or cesspool
  • 228
     Power to examine and test drains, etc., believed to be defective
  • 229
     Bulk delivery of sewage by the Board
  • 230
     Employment of Government agencies for repair, etc
  • 231
     Works to be done by licensed plumber
  • 232
     Prohibition of certain acts
  • TOWN PLANNING AND CONTROL OVER BUILDING, ETC.

  • 233
     Preparation of land use plan
  • 234
     Sanction for building
  • 235
     Notice of new buildings
  • 236
     Conditions of valid notice
  • 237
     Powers of Board under certain sections exercisable by Chief Executive Officer
  • 238
     Power of Board to sanction or refuse
  • 239
     Order of stoppage of building or works in certain cases and disposal of things removed
  • 240
     Power to sanction general scheme for prevention of overcrowding, etc
  • 241
     Compensation
  • 242
     Completion notice
  • 243
     Lapse of sanction
  • 244
     Restrictions on use of buildings
  • 245
     Period for completion of building
  • 246
     Completion certificate
  • 247
     Illegal erection and re-erection
  • 248
     Power to stop erection or re-erection or to demolish
  • 249
     Power to seal unauthorised constructions
  • 250
     Courts not to entertain proceedings in certain cases
  • 251
     Power to make bye-laws
  • 252
     Prohibition of structures or fixtures which cause obstruction in streets
  • 253
     Unauthorised buildings over drains, etc
  • 254
     Drainage and sewer connections
  • 255
     Power to attach brackets for lamps and other accessories
  • 256
     Maintenance of Roads
  • Streets

  • 257
     Temporary occupation of street, land, etc
  • 258
     Closing and opening of streets
  • 259
     Names of streets and numbers of buildings
  • 260
     Group Housing Schemes
  • 261
     Boundary walls, hedges and fences
  • 262
     Felling, lopping and trimming or trees
  • 263
     Digging of public land
  • 264
     Improper use of land
  • MARKET, SLAUGHTER-HOUSES, TRADES AND OCCUPATIONS

  • 265
     Public markers and slaughter-houses
  • 266
     Use of public market
  • 267
     Power to transfer by public auction, etc
  • 268
     Stallages, rents, etc., to be published
  • 269
     Private markets and slaughter-houses
  • 270
     Conditions of grant of licence for private market or slaughter-house
  • 271
     Penalty for keeping market or slaughter-house open without licence, etc
  • 272
     Penalty for using unlicensed market or slaughter-house
  • 273
     Prohibition and restriction of use of slaughter-house
  • 274
     Power to inspect slaughter-houses
  • 275
     Power to regulate certain activities
  • Trades and occupations

  • 276
     Provision of washing places
  • 277
     Licences required for carrying on of certain occupations
  • 278
     Power to stop use of premises used in contravention of licences
  • 279
     Conditions which may be attached to licences
  • General provisions

  • 280
     Power to vary licence
  • 281
     Carrying on trade, etc., without licence or in contravention of section 280
  • 282
     Feeding animals on dirt, etc
  • Entry, inspection and seizure

  • 283
     Powers of entry and seizure
  • Import of cattle and flesh

  • 284
     Import of cattle and flesh
  • SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS AND INTROXICATING DRUGS

  • 285
     Unauthorised sale of spirituous liquor or intoxicating drug
  • 286
     Unauthorised possession of spirituous liquor
  • 287
     Arrest of persons and seizure and confiscation of things for offences against the two last foregoing sections
  • 288
     Saving of articles sold or supplied for medicinal purposes
  • General Nuisances

  • 289
     Penalty for causing nuisances
  • Dogs

  • 290
     Registration and control of dogs
  • Traffic

  • 291
     Traffic rule of the road
  • Prevention of fire, etc.

  • 292
     Use of inflammable materials for buildings purposes
  • 293
     Stacking or collecting inflammable materials
  • 294
     Care of naked lights
  • 295
     Regulation of cinematographic and dramatic performances
  • 296
     Discharging fire-works, fire-arms, etc
  • 297
     Power to require buildings, wells, etc., to be rendered safe
  • 298
     Enclosure of wasteland used for improper purposes
  • REMOVAL AND EXCLUSION FROM CANTONMNETS AND SUPPRESSION OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY

  • 299
     Power to remove brothels and prostitutes
  • 300
     Penalty for loitering and importuning for purposes of prostitution
  • 301
     Removal of persons from cantonment
  • 302
     Removal and exclusion from cantonment of disorderly persons
  • 303
     Removal and exclusion from cantonment of seditious persons
  • 304
     Penalty
  • Entry and inspection

  • 305
     Powers of entry
  • 306
     Power of inspection by member of a Board
  • 307
     Power of inspection, etc
  • 308
     Power to enter land, adjoining land where work is in progress
  • 309
     Breaking into premises
  • 310
     Entry to be made in the day time
  • 311
     Owner‟s consent ordinarily to be obtained
  • 312
     Regard to be had to social and religious usages
  • 313
     Penalty for obstruction
  • Powers and duties of police officers

  • 314
     Arrest without warrant
  • 315
     Duties of police officers
  • Notices

  • 316
     Notices to fix reasonable time
  • 317
     Authentication and validity of notices issued by Board
  • 318
     Service of notice, etc
  • 319
     Method of giving notice
  • 320
     Powers of Board in case of non-compliance with notice, etc
  • 321
     Occupier not to obstruct owner when complying with notice
  • Recovery of Money

  • 322
     Liability of occupier to play in default of owner
  • 323
     Relief to Agents and Trustees
  • 324
     Method of recovery
  • Committees of Arbitration

  • 325
     Application for a Committee of Arbitration
  • 326
     Procedure for convening Committee of Arbitration
  • 327
     Constitution of the Committee of Arbitration
  • 328
     No person to be nominated who has direct interest or whose services are not immediately available
  • 329
     Meetings and powers of Committee or Arbitration
  • 330
     Decisions of Committee of Arbitration
  • Prosecutions

  • 331
     Prosecutions
  • 332
     Composition of offence
  • General Penalty Provisions

  • 333
     General penalty
  • 334
     Offences by companies
  • 335
     Cancellation or suspension of licences, etc
  • 336
     Recovery of amount payable in respect of damage to cantonment property
  • Limitation

  • 337
     Limitation for prosecution
  • Suits

  • 338
     Protection of action of Board, etc
  • 339
     Notice to be given of suits
  • Appeals and Revision

  • 340
     Appeals from executive orders
  • 341
     Petition of Appeal
  • 342
     Suspension of Action Pending Appeal
  • 343
     Revision
  • 344
     Finality of the Appellate Orders
  • 345
     Right of appellant to be heard
  • RULES AND BYE-LAWS

  • 346
     Power to make rules
  • 347
     Supplemental provisions respecting rules
  • 348
     Power to make bye-laws
  • 349
     Penalty for breach of bye-laws
  • 350
     Supplemental provisions regarding bye-laws and regulations
  • 351
     Rules and bye-laws to be available for inspection and purchase
  • SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS

  • 352
     Extension of certain provisions of the Act and rules to place beyond cantonments
  • 353
     Power to delegate functions to the President, etc
  • 354
     Registration
  • 355
     Validity of notices and other documents
  • 356
     Admissibility of document or entry as evidence
  • 357
     Evidence by officer or employee of the Board
  • 358
     Application of Act 4 of 1899
  • 359
     Power to remove difficulties
  • 360
     Repeals and savings