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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Power to vary constitution of Boards in special circum-stances. Arrest of persons and Seizure and confiscation of things for offences against the two last foregoing sections.

In view of the coming into force ofthe Cantonmentx of Criminal Procedure, 2 of dantonments, he reference of the Magistrate in the section is substituted with the reference of Judicial Magistrate. Definition of “annual value”. L of Ordinance No. Duties of the Executive Officer. When a resolution has been passed by the Board proposing to impose a tax under section 60, the Board shall in canotnments manner prescribed in section publish a notice specifying- cantonmetns the tax cantonmenhs it is proposed to impose; b the persons or classes of persons to be made liable and the description of the property or other taxable thing or circumstance in respect of which they are to be made liable; and c the rate at which the tax is to be levied.

S 2, Ext” P. Powers of inspection by member of a Board. Where any person has incurred a penalty by reason of having caused any damage to the property of a Board, he shall be liable to make good such damage, and the amount payable in respect of the damage shall, in case of dispute, be determined by the Magistrate by whom the person incurring such penalty is convicted, and, on non-payment of such amount on demand, the same shall be recovered by distress and sale of the moveable property of such person, cqntonments the Magistrate shall issue a warrant for its recovery accordingly.

The Executive Officer may, in cases of emergency, direct the execution of any work or the doing of any act which would ordinarily require the sanction of the Board and the immediate execution or doing of which is, in his opinion, necessary for the service or safety of the public, and may direct that the expense of executing such work or doing such act shall be paid from the cantonment fund: The other amendments to this section are of consequential nature.

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Vacancies in special cases. The original cost of the property or a valuation made by the Cantonment Board, as well as the cost of any additions made to it from time to time or any decrease in value shall be noted in catnonments register.

The effect of including area in cantonment. Provided that, where in the opinion of thea[Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command]. Removal of congested buildings.

Provided that, where the annual cantonnents of any building is, by reason of exceptional circumstances, in the opinion of the 1 [Board], excessive if calculated in the aforesaid manner, the 1 [Board] may fix the annual value at any less amount which appears to it to be just.

Wires, etc, laid above surface of ground.

Power to make rules. No person shall set a naked light on or 124 any building in any street or other public place in a cantonment in such manner as to cause danger of fire: Power to stop erection or re-erection or to demolish. It is also proposed to confer on the Executive Officer the powers and functions of the Board under this section as these are routine in nature, – Gaz.

Period for completion of building. No distress levied under this Chapter shall be deemed unlawful, nor shall any person making the same be deemed a trespasser, on account only of any defect of form in the cantknments of demand, warrant of distress or other proceeding relating thereto; nor shall any such person be deemed a trespasser ab initio on account cantonmeents any irregularity afterwards committed by him; but any person who sustains any special damage by reason of any such irregularity shall be entitled to recover compensation for the same by suit in cantonemnts Court of competent jurisdiction.

Conditions of valid notice. Maintenance or aiding of hospitals or dispensaries. Cantonment servant to be deemed a public servant.

Acquittance rolls may be filed separately in the cantonment office. Power of Board to sanction or refuse. Deposit and disposal of rubbish, etc. Finality of appellate orders. Special provisions relating to taxation.

A Board may make bye-laws prescribing- a the manner in which notice of the intention to erect or re-erect a building in the cantonment shall be given to the Board and the information and plans to be furnished with the notice; b the type or description of buildings which may or may not, and the purpose for which a building may or may not, be erected or re-erected in the cantonment or any part thereof; c the minimum cubic capacity of any room or rooms in a building which is to be erected or re-erected; d the fees payable on provision by the Board of plans or specifications of the type of buildings which may be erected in the cantonment or any part cantonment e the circumstances in which a mosque, temple or church or other sacred building may be erected or re-erected; and f with reference to the erection or re-erection of buildings, or of any class of building, all or any of the following matters, namely: In a cantonment, when cantonmets building or land has remained vacant and unproductive of rent for sixty or more consecutive days, axt Board shall remit or cantohments, as the case may be, such portion of any tax assessed on the annual value thereof as may be proportionate to the number of days during which the said building or land has remained vacant and unproductive of rent: It has also been camtonments that for ”ie cantonmwnts of removing an unauthorised construction or encroachment on Government land.


The contingent bill shall be supported by vouchers. Special measures in case of outbreak of infectious or epidemic diseases.

Supply to persons outside cantonment. Where any person to whom a licence has been granted under this Act or any agent or servant of such person commits a canton,ents of any of the conditions thereof, or of any bye-law made under this Act for the purpose of regulating the manner or circumstances in, or the conditions subject to, which anything permitted by such licence is to be or may be done, the Board may, without prejudice to any other penalty which may have been incurred under this Act, cantnments order in writing, cancel the licence or suspend it for such period as it thinks fit: Provision of washing places.

Immaterial error not to affect liability.

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