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 :

  • (i) Lighting streets and other public places
  • (ii) Watering streets and other public places
  • (iii) Cleaning 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-house, latrines, privies, urinals, 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 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 centers 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 fire occurs
  • (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) Organizing, 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