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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Nominated by name by the Officer Commanding the station by order in writing. Every person bringing or receiving any goods, vehicles or animals within the limits of any cantonment in which octroi or terminal tax or toll is leviable, shall, when so required by an officer duly authorized by the Board in this behalf, so far as may be necessary for ascertaining the amount of tax chargeable- a permit that officer to inspect, examine or weigh such goods, vehicles or animals; and b communicate to that officer any information, and exhibit to him any bill, invoice or document of a like nature, which camtonments person may possess relating to such goods, vehicles or animals.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF BYE LAWS – b[ 1 Any bye-law made by aa[Board] under this Act acct provide that a contravention thereof shall be punishable- a with fine which may extend tocFive hundred rupees]; or b with fine which may extend toc[five hundred rupees] and, in the case of a continuing contravention, with an additional fine which may extend toc[fifty rupees] for every day during which such contravention continues after conviction for the first cantonmetns contraven tion; or c with fine which may extend toc[fifteen rupees] for every canotnments during which the cantoments continues after the receipt of a notice from, thea[Board] by the person contravening the bye-law requiring such person to discontinue such contravention.

Power to make regulations. Since this was only under a delegated power, it is now proposed to make a specific provision in this behalf in the Act itself. Provided that, where the annual value 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. POWER TO VARY LICENCE – If aa[Board] is satisfied that any place used under a licence granted under this Chapter is a nuisance or is likely to be dangerous to life, health or property, thea[Board] may, cantonmenfs notice in writing, require the owner, lessee or occupier thereof to discontinue the use of such place or to effect such alterations, additions, or improvements as will, in the opinion of thea[Board] render it no longer a nuisance or dangerous.


General duties of Health Officer. Disposal of distrained property. Power to require maintenance or closing of private source of public drinking water-supply.

A Board may make special provision for the cleansing of any factory, hotel, club or group of buildings or lands used for any one purpose and under one management, and may fix a special rate and the dates and other conditions for periodical payment thereof, which shall be determined by a written agreement with the person liable for the payment of the conservancy or scavenging tax in respect of such factory, hotel, club or group of buildings or lands: Prevention of Fire, etc.

Special measures in case of outbreak of infectious or epidemic diseases. Obligation cantonmentz disclose liability. Power to prohibit or exempt from taxation. Disposal of cantonment fund when area ceases to be included in a cantonment.

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Carrying on trade, etc. Charge on immovable property. The Board may, by notice in writing, require the owner or any person having the control of any source of public water-supply which is used for drinking purposes- a to keep the same in good order and to clear it from czntonments to time of silt, refuse and decaying vegetation, or b to protect the same from contamination in such manner as the Board may direct, or c if the water therein is proved to the satisfaction of the Board to be unfit for drinking purposes, to take such measures as may be specified in the notice to prevent the public from having access to or using such water: Power to order person to attend hospital or dispensary.

Member not to vote on matter in which he is interested. Noa[distress levied or attachment made] 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 notice of demand,a[warrant of distress or attachment and sale] or other proceeding relating thereto; nor shall any such person be deemed fantonments trespasser ab initio on account of any irregularity afterwards committed by him; cantonmentss 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 a Court of competent jurisdiction.

Vacancies in special cases. Contamination of public conveyance. Where cantonments are located in the navy or air force stations, the proceedings of the Board should be sent to he respective Command Headquarters of the navy or air force.


Provided that such prohibition shall not be deemed to apply to the washing by a washerman of his own clothes or of the clothes of any other person who is an occupier of the place at which they are washed. Lease of octroi, terminal tax or toll. Duty of occupier to collect and deposit rubbish, etc. If a Board is satisfied that any place used under a licence granted under this Chapter is a nuisance or is likely to be dangerous to life, health or property, the Board may, by notice in writing, require the owner, lessee or occupier thereof to discontinue the use of such place or to effect such alterations, additions, or improvement as will, in the opinion of the Board, render it no longer a nuisance or dangerous.

Removal and exclusion from cantonment of disorderly persons. Discharging fire-works, fire-arms, etc. Provided that where any person, in the service of the Government or the Board in the discharge or purported discharge of his official duty, makes any arrangements or provides any facilities or does any other act or thing, for, to, or in relation to, any candidate or his agent or any other person acting with the consent of the candidate or his agent whether by reason of the office held by the candidate or for any other reasonsuch arrangements, facilities or act or thing shall not be deemed to be assistance for the furtherance of the prospects of that candidate’s election.

Power to restrict or prohibit sale of food or drink. Where any notice, order or requisition made under this Act or any rule or bye-law made thereunder requires anything to be done for the doing of which no time is fixed in this Act or in the rule of bye-law, the notice, order or requisition shall specify a reasonable time for doing the same. Duties of Executive Officer.

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Provided, further, that priority shall be given in the order hereafter set forth to the following liabilities and obligations of a 1 [Board], that is to say. It is recongnized that it would be inappropriate to embody in the Bill provisions on these two points: If any contract is executed by or on behalf of a Board otherwise than in conformity with the provisions of this Chapter, it shall not be binding on the Board. Sanitation in factories, etc.