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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Provided that, ccantonments in the opinion of thef[Central Government or the Officer Commanding-in- Chief, the Command, as the case may be,] the immediate execution of such order is necessry,d[it or] he shall, before making any direction under this section, give thec[Board] an opportunity of showing cause why such direction should not be made, SECTION No notice, order, requisition, licence, permission in writing or other such document issued under this Act shall be cantonmehts merely by reason of any defect of form.

Power to prohibit or exempt form taxation. III of to Act No. If any building is wholly or partly demolished or destroyed or otherwise cantonmeents of value, thea[Board] may,on the applicationb[in writing] of the ownerc[or occupier], remit or refund such portion ofd[any tax assessed on the annual value thereof] as it thinks fite[but no remission or refund shall take effect in respect of any period commencing more than two months before the delivery of such application].

Power to require execution of work, etc. If the Board fails to pay any costs awarded to an appellant within ten days after the date of the order for payment thereof, the Officer awarding the costs may order the person having the custody of the balance of the cantonment fund to pay the amount.

Rules and bye-laws to be available for inspection and purchase. New sub-section 3 provides for laying of the rules made by Central Government qct each House of Parliament as per recommendations of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation- Gaz. Notice of new buildings.


Interest payable on taxes due. Provided that, in the case of any projection or encroachment lawfully in existence at the commencement of this Act, the Board shall make compensation for any damage caused by the removal or alteration. Supply to persons outside cantonment. If within a cantonment, or within any limits defined under section 56,- a any person subject to military or air-force law otherwise than as a military officer or a soldier, or b the wife or servant of any such person or of a soldier, has in his or her possession, except on behalf of the Government or for the private use of a military officer, more than one quart of any spirituous liquor, other than fermented maltliquor, without the written permission of the Officer Commanding the station or of some person authorised by the Officer Commanding the station to grant such permission, he or she shall be punishable, in the case of a first offence, with fine which may extend to fifty Taka, and, in the case of a subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to one hundred Taka.


A Board may write-off any sum due on account of any tax or rate or of the costs of recovering any tax or rate if such sum is, in its opinion, irrecoverable: Provided that, in fixing the amount, proper regard shall be had to the probable cost to thea[Board] of the services to be rendered. Cantonment Board and Executive Officer. Power of Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, on reference under section 51 or otherwise.

Saving of articles sold or supplied for medicinal purposes. A copy of the table of stallages, rents and fees, if any, leviable in any public market or public slaughter-house, and of the bye-laws made under this Act for the purpose of regulating the use of such market or slaughter-house, printed in the 76 [ Bengali] language and in such other language or languages as the Board may direct, shall be affixed in some conspicuous place in the market or slaugher-house.

Disposal of cantonment fund when area ceases to be included in a cantonment. Powers of Board under certain sections exercisable by Executive Officer. Unauthorised possession of spirituous liquor. Provided that no person shall by reason of any such amendment become liable to pay any tax or increase of tax in respect of any period prior to the commencement of the year in which the assessment is made.

Provided that, in any case to which the provisions of sub-section 3 apply, the period of one month herein specified shall be reckoned from the date on which the Board has received the report referred to in that sub-section.

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the administration of cantonments.

Cantonment Fund And Property. Temporary shelter for inmates of disinfected or destroyed building or shed. Report after inspection of dairy or washerman’s place of business. Removal and exclusion from cantonment of seditious persons. In the case of a bill or canronments repayment voucher passed for payment at a treasury but lost before encashment or payment, the officer who drew the original bill or voucher should ascertain from the treasury that payment has not been made on the original before he acf a duplicate, which should bear distinctly on its face the word “duplicate” written in red ink.


Every notice which, by or under this Act, is to be given or served as a public notice or as a notice which is not required to be given to any individual therein specified shall, save as otherwise expressly provided, be deemed cantonmengs have been sufficiently given or served if a copy thereof cwntonments affixed in such conspicuous part of the office of the Board or in such other public place, during such period, or is published in such local newspaper or in such other manner, as the Board may direct.

Limitation of operation of Act.

Indian Numbered Acts

Feeding animals on dirt, etc. At every such inquiry the person against whom the order has been made shall be given an opportunity of being heard in his own defence. Examination of milk of washed cloths. The entry shall be initialled by the Executive Officer and shall then be entered in the classified abstract of receipts and expenditure in the place provided.

Czntonments and restriction of use of slaughter-houses. Import of cattle and flesh.

Power to restrict or prohibit sale of food or drink. Term of office of Vice-President. Cesspools, receptacles for filth, etc.

II, S 2, Ext. Recovery of costs from Board.

When the assessment list has been prepared, the Board shall give public notice thereof, and of the place where the list or a copy thereof may be inspected, and every person claiming to be the owner, lessee or occupier of any property included in the list, and any authorised agent of such person, shall be at liberty to inspect the list and to make extracts therefrom free of charge. If the payee does not present himself before the end of the month, his pay shall be cantonmenst by short-drawal on the next bill caantonments redrawn when he presents himself.

Provided that if the Health Officer dissents from any decision arrived at by the committee under cantonmentw 1 of sectionsectionsectionsectionsection on health grounds, the matter may be referred to the Board by the President for decision.