Functions & Duties of the Board

Duties of Board

It shall be duty of every [Board], so far as the funds at its disposal permit, to make reasonable provision within the cantonment for-

  • Lighting streets and other public places
  • Watering streets and other public places
  • Cleansing streets, public places and drains, abating nuisances and removing noxious vegetation
  • Regulating offensive, dangerous or obnoxious trades, callings and practices
  • Removing, on the ground of public safety, health or convenience, undesirable obstructions and projections in streets and other public places
  • Securing or removing dangerous buildings 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, drains, drainage works and sewerage works and regulating their use
  • 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 pollution water used for human consumption, and preventing polluted water from being so used
  • Registering births and deaths
  • Establishing and maintaining a system of public vaccination and inoculation
  • Establishing and maintaining or supporting public hospitals and dispensaries, and providing public medical relief,
  • Establishing and maintaining [or assisting] primary schools
  • Rendering assistance in extinguishing fire, and protecting life and property when fire occur
  • Maintaining and developing the value of property vested in, or entrusted to the management of the Board
  • Establishing and maintaining civil defence services
  • Preparing and implementing town planning schemes
  • Fulfilling any other obligation imposed upon it by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force.