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 of inspection, etc.

Power to require execution of work, etc. Admissibility of document or entry as evidence. Provided that the Executive Officer shall not recover any sum the liability for which has been remitted an appeal under this Chapter: Use of inflammable materials for building purposes. Power to institute suit for recovery.

Provided that no such order shall be made until an opportunity has been given to the holder of the licence to show cause why it should not be made. Saving of articles sold or supplied for medicinal purposes. Provided that, unless 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 Notice of new buildings.

And may provide for such other matters as the 1 [Board] thinks fit. In the event of a cheque being so returned, no fresh cheque shall be issued, but the lapsed cheque shall be re-dated and the alteration initialled by the drawing officer, a note of the fact of re-dating being entered in the general cash book against the original entry.

Notice of erection of buildings. The foregoing provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to the sale or supply of any article in good faith for medicinal purposes by a medical practitioner, chemist or druggist authorised in this behalf by a general or special order of thea[Officer Commanding the station. Power to delegate functions of Executive Officer.

A Board may- a charge for the occupation or use of any stall, shop, standing, shed or pen in a public market, or public slaughter-house, or for the right to expose goods for sale in a public market, or for weighing or measuring goods sold therein, or for the right to slaughter animals in any public slaughter-house, such stallages, rents and fees as it thinks fit; or b with the sanction of the Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, farm the stallages, rents and fees leviable as aforesaid or any portion thereof for any period not exceeding one year at a time; or c put up to public auction, or with the sanction of the Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, dispose of by private sale, the privilege of occupying or using any stall, shop, standing, shed or pen in a public market or public slaughter-house for such term and on such conditions as it thinks fit.

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Notices to fix reasonable time. Description Balance in Number or Number or Estimated Remarks of stores hand on quantity quantity to cost date required be purchased This estimate shall be accompanied by a statement showing how the estimated requirements have been arrived at. 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 a trespasser ab initio on account of 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 a Court of competent jurisdiction.

Penalty for loitering and importuning for purposes of prostitution. Disposal of cantonment fund when area ceases to be a cantonment.

Power to make bye-laws. The Board may empower any of its members or officers to exercise or perform in the absence of the Executive Officer from the cantonment all or any of such powers or duties of an Executive Officer under this Act as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify in this behalf.

Provided that no order shall be made under this section against any person unless he has had a reasonable opportunity of being informed of the grounds on which it is proposed to make the order and of showing cause why the order should not be made.

Rules and bye-laws to be available for inspection and purchase.


Supply of water from Government water-supply to the Board. Subject to the provisions of clause b and clause d of sub-section 1 ofsection 22 the Executive Officer shall. Validity of notices and other documents. The Officer Commanding the station may, on receiving information that any building in the cantonment is used as a brothel or for purposes of prostitution, by order in writing setting forth the substance of the information received, summon the owner, lessee, tenant or occupier of the building to appear before him either in person or by an authorised agent, and, if the Officer Commanding the station is then satisfied as to the truth of the information, he may, by order in writing, direct the owner, lessee, tenant or occupier, as the case may be, to discontinue such use of the building within such period as may be specified in the order.

Connection with main not to be made without permission. Notices to fix reasonable time.

Repayments in cash or by transfer shall be noted against the original credit in the column for the month in which the refund is made and a total of the postings shall be made at the end of the month and agreed with the corresponding figure in the classified abstract.


Cantonment servant to cantonmwnts deemed a public servant. Power to require entry in assessment list of details of buildings. An official majority will, however, be maintained. Public markets and slaughter-houses. In the remaining area of the cantonment, however, the building cahtonments will be submitted to the Board as usual. Framing of preliminary proposals. Notice to be given of the circumstances in which remission or refund is claimed.

Power to override decision of Board.

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Contracts by whom to be executed. Filling up of tank, etc. Enclosure of waste land used for improper purposes. Provided that thea[Board] may, by public notice, direct that the provisions of this section shall apply to cured or preserved meat qct any specified description or brought from any specified place.

Removal and exclusion from cantonments of disorderly persons. Whoever- qct uses for other aact domestic purposes any water supplied by a Board for domestic use, or b where water is supplied by agreement with a Board for a specified purpose, uses that water for any other purpose, aact be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty Taka, and the Board shall be entitled to recover from him the price of the water misused.

SANCTION FOR BUILDING – No person shall erect or re-erect a building on any land in a cantonment- a in an area, other than the civil area, except with the previous sanction of the Board; b in a civil area, except with the previous sanction of the Executive Officer, nor otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter and of the rules and bye-laws made under this Act relating to the erection and re-erection of building. Power to require water-supply to be taken. The submission of such report shall not in any case debar the local authorities from taking any action which may be deemed necessary.

This new section is being introduced to enable the Officer Commanding-in-Chief. Act 15 of l Clause It is considered that no permission of I he Board should berequired undersection of the Act for the purpose of illumination on the occasion of a festival or public or private entertainment as it isdifricult to control such celebration.

The word “Naval” is being introduced insection 2 to cover naval stations also consequent to the amendment ofsection 3 vide clause 3. Save as otherwise provided in sectionevery order of an appellate authority shall be final. Regard to be had to social and religious usages.