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CBC Duties

Discretionary Functions of the Cantonment Board

CBC Duties

  • Lighting streets and other public places.
  • Watering streets and other public places.
  • Cleaning street, public places and drains abating nuisances and removing noxious vegetation.
  • Regulating offensive, dangerous or obnoxious trades calling and practices.
  • Removing on ground of public safety, health and convenience, undesirable obstructions and projections in street and other public places.
  • Securing or removing dangerous building and places.
  • Acquiring, maintaining, changing and regulating places for the disposal of the dead.
  • Constructing, altering and maintaining streets, culverts, markets, slaughter houses, latrines, privies, urinals, drainage works and sewerage work.
  • Planting and maintaining trees on roadsides and other public places.
  • Providing or arranging for a sufficient supply of pure and wholesome water, where such supply does not exist, guarding from polluted water used for human consumption and preventing polluted water from being so used.
  • Registering births and deaths.
  • Rendering assistance in extinguishing fires and protecting life and properties when fire occurs.
  • Maintaining and developing the value of property vested in or entrusted to the management of the board ; and
  • Fulfilling any other obligations imposed upon it by or under this act or any other law for the time being enforce.



Discretionary Functions of the Cantonment Board

  • Laying out in areas, whether previously built upon or not, new street and acquiring land for the purpose and for the construction of buildings and compounds of buildings, to a butt on such streets.
  • Constructing, establishing or maintaining public parks, garden, offices, drinking fountains, tanks, wells and other works of public utility.
  • Taking a census and granting rewards for information which may tend to secure the correct registration of vital statistics.
  • Making a survey.
  • Giving relief on the occurrence of local epidemics by the establishment and maintenance of relief works or otherwise.
  • Securing or assisting to secure suitable places for the carrying on of any offensive, dangerous or obnoxious trade, calling or occupation.
  • Adopting any measures likely to promote the safety, health or convenience of the inhabitants of the cantonment.