THE CANTONMENTS ACT, (ACT NO. II OF ). [16th February, ]. 2. An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the administration of. 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, . (xiii) “Executive Officer” means the person appointed under this act to be the Executive Officer of a.

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It shall be lawful for the President or the Vice-President of a Board, or the Executive Officer, or the Health Officer or Assistant Health Officer, or any person specially authorised by the Health Officer or the Assistant Health Officer, or for any other person authorised by general or specialorder of a Board in this behalf, to enter into or upon any building or land with or without assistants or workmen in order to make any inquiry, inspection, measurement, valuation or survey, or to execute any work, which is authorised by or under this Act or which it is necessary to make or execute for any of the purposes or in pursuance of any of the provisions of this Act or of any rule, bye-law or order made thereunder: Conditions of grant of licence for private market or slaughter-house.

Control over sources of public water-supply. Some of the important amendments to the Act are- a to provide for declaration of naval stations also as cantonments under the Cantonments Act. The recoupment of expenditure from the last recoupment to dale, shall always be made in full so that the amount in hand will he the full amount of the advance.

The foregoing provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to the sale or supply of any article in good faith for medicinal purposes by a medical practitioner, chemist or druggist authorised in this behalf by a general or special order of the Officer Commanding the station.

Period for completion of building. Provided, that, in the case of any such roof or wall in existence before the issue of such a public notice or made with the consented thea [Board],b[it] shall made compensation, not exceeding the orginal cost Of constructing the roof or wall, for any damage caused by the removal.

Power to vary constitution of Boards in special circumstances.

Provided that no order shall be made under this section against any person unless he has acr a reasonable opportunity of being informed ofthe grounds on which it is proposed to make the order and of showing cause why the cantonmments should not be made.


Liability of occupier to pay in default of owner. Nominated by name by the Officer Commanding the station by order in writing. The Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, shall, if necessary, then, cause the matter to be cwntonments by a Committee of Inquiry consisting of the Deputy.

Power to require closing of burial or burning grounds. Disposal of infected xantonments without disinfection. Sub-clause c seeks to amend clause f of the said section to make certain amendments of clarificatory nature. It is proposed to provide that no remission or refund shall take xct in respect of any period commencing more than two months before the delivery of such application. Notice to be given of every occupation of vacant building or house. Power to require names of a washerman’s customers.

The Executive Officer may, by notice in writing, require the owner, lessee or occupire of such building or land to clean, limewash internally or externally, clear, or cantonmeents put such building or land in a proper state within such period as may be specified in the notice. Provided that no such scheme shall be sanctioned by the Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, unless an opportunity has been given by a public notice to be published locally by the Executive Officer requiring persons affected or likely to be affected by theproposed scheme, to file their objections or suggestions in the manner specified in the notice, within a period of fifteen days of the publication of such notice, and after canyonments such objections and suggestions, if any, received by the Executive Officer within the said period.

Provided, further, that compensation shall be payable to the owner or occupier for any dmage sustained by him which is directly occasional by the carrying out of any Such operation.

Constitution of Committee of Arbitration. Act 15 ofClaim Provided that an appeal may be admitted after the cantonmentx of the period prescribed therefor by this section if the appellant satisfies thea[District Court] before whom the appeal is preferred that he had sufficient cause for not preferring it within that period; b the amount, if any, in dispute in the appeal has been deposited by the appellant in the office of theb[Board] SECTION Power to delegate functions of Executive Officer.

Recovery of costs from Board.


Adt shelter for inmates of disinfected or destroyed building or shed. The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, and subject to any conditions as to compensation or otherwise which it thinks fit to impose, extend to any area beyond a cantonment and in the vicinity thereof, with or without restriction or modification, any of the provisions of Chapters IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV or of any rule or bye-law made under this Act for the cantonment which relates to the subject-matter of any of those Chapters, and every enactment, rule or bye-law so extended shall thereupon apply to that area as if the area were included in 19224 cantonment.


Penalty for keeping market or slaughter-house open without licence, etc. Power to require names of dairyman’s customers. Cantonment servant to be deemed a public serv ant. WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to, the administration of cantonments, it is hereby fantonments as follows: Every Board shall be deemed to be a 62 [ Paurashava] for the purposes of cwntonments Municipal Taxation Act LAID ABOVE SURFACE OF GROUND – In the event of any cable, wire, cantonnents, drin, swewer or channel being laid or carried above the surface of any land or through, over or up the side of any building, such cable, wire, pipe, drain, sewer or channel shall be so laid or carried as to interfere as little as possible with the rights of the owner or occupier to the due enjoyment of such cxntonments or building, and compensation shall be payable by thea[Board] in respect of any substantial interference with the right to any such enjoyment.

Power to require names of dairyman’s customers. Power to require maintenance or closing of private source of public drinking water-supply.

Preparation of new assessment list. Authentication of assessment list. The chalan shall be retained by the Treasury Officer. 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 be given in such manner as may be provided, by cantinments made by the Board under this Chapter.

Method of deciding questions. No person shall set a naked light on or near any building in any street or other public place in a cantonment in such manner as to cause danger of fire: Power to exclude from cantonment persons refusing to attend hospital or dispensary.

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The amendments made in the said Ordinance are of a permanent nature, except the provision for the extension of the term of the office of elected members of every Cantonment Board up to the end of November,or until the election of their successors is notified under sub-section 7 ofsection 13of the Cantonments Act,whichever is earlier.

Power to manage property.

Power to require water-supply to be taken.