1The Cantonments Act, 1924

( ACT NO. II OF 1924 )

এই আইন ক্যান্টনমেন্ট আইন, ২০১৮ (২০১৮ সনের ২৭ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

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

WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the administration of cantonments; It is hereby enacted as follows:-



1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Definition of cantonments

4. Alteration of limit of cantonments

5. The effect of including area in cantonment

6. Disposal of cantonment fund when area ceases to be a cantonment

7. Disposal of cantonment fund when area ceases to be included in a cantonment

8. Application of funds and property transferred under sections 6 and 7

9. Limitation of operation of Act


10. Cantonment Board and Executive Officer

11. Incorporation of Cantonment Board

12. Appointment of Executive Officer

13. Classification of Cantonments

13A. Constitution of Cantonment Boards

14. Power to vary constitution of Boards in special circum-stances

15. Term of office of members

16-17. [Omitted]

18. Oath or affirmation

19. Resignation

20. President and Vice-President

21. Term of office of Vice-President

22. Duties of President

23. Duties of Vice-President

24. Duties of the Executive Officer

25. Special power of the Executive Officer


26-31. [Omitted]


32. Member not to vote on matter in which he is interested

33. Liability of members

34. Removal of members

35. Consequences of removal


36. Disqualification of person as servant of Board

36A. Cantonment servant to be deemed a public servant


37. Meetings

38. Business to be transacted

39. Quorum

40. Presiding officer

41. Minutes

42. Meetings to be public

43. Method of deciding questions

43A. Committees for Bazars

44. Power to make regulations

45. Joint action with other local authority

45A. Report on administration


46. Power of Government to require production of documents

47. Inspection

48. Power to call for documents

49. Power to require execution of work, etc.

50. Power to Provide for enforcement of direction under section 49

51. Power to override decision of Board

52. Power of Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, on reference under section 51 or otherwise

53. Powers of Government on a reference made under section 51

54. Supersession of Board

Validity of Proceedings

55. Validity of proceedings, etc.

56. Unauthorised sale of spirituous liquor or intoxicating drug

57. Unauthorised possession of spirituous liquor

58. Arrest of persons and seizure and confiscation of things for offences against the two last foregoing sections

59. Saving of articles sold or supplied for medicinal purposes

Imposition of Taxation

60. General power of taxation

61. Framing of preliminary proposals.

62. Objections and disposal thereof

63. Imposition of tax

64. Definition of "annual value".

65. Incidence of taxation

Assessment List

66. Assessment list

67. Publication of assessment list

68. Revision of assessment list

69. Authentication of assessment list

70. Evidential value of assessment list

71. Amendment of assessment list

72. Preparation of new assessment list

73. Notice of transfers

74. Notice of erection of buildings

Remission and Refund

75. Demolition, etc., of buildings

76. Remission of tax

77. Power to require entry in assessment list of details of buildings

77A. Notice to be given of the circumstances in which remission or refund is claimed

78. What buildings, etc., are to be deemed vacant

79. Notice to be given of every occupation of vacant building or house

Charge on Immovable Property

80. Tax on buildings and land to be a charge thereon

Octroi, Terminal Tax and Toll

81. Inspection of imported goods, etc.

82. Evasion of octroi or terminal tax

83. Lease of octroi, terminal tax or toll


84. Appeals against assessment

85. Costs of appeal

86. Recovery of costs from Board

87. Conditions of right to appeal

88. Finality of appellate orders

Payment and Recovery of Taxes

89. Time and manner of payment of taxes

90. Presentation of bill

91. Notice of demand

92. Recovery of tax

93. Distress

94. Disposal of distrained property

95. Recovery from a person about to leave cantonment

96. Power to institute suit for recovery

Special Provisions relating to Taxation

97. Power to prohibit or exempt form taxation

98. Power to make special provision for conservancy in certain cases

99. Exemption in the case of buildings

99A. General power of exemption

100. Exemption of poor persons

101. Composition

102. Irrecoverable debts

103. Obligation to disclose liability

104. Immaterial error not to affect liability

105. Distraint not to be invalid by reason of immaterial defect

Cantonment Fund

106. Cantonment fund

107. Custody of cantonment fund


108. Property

109. Application of cantonment fund and property

110. Acquisition of immovable property

111. Power to make rules regarding cantonment fund and property

112. Contracts by whom to be executed

113. Sanction

114. Execution of contracts

115. Contracts improperly executed not to be binding on a Board

116. Duties of Board

116A. Power to manage property

117. Discretionary functions of Board

117A. Power of expenditure for educational purposes outside the cantonment

General Nuisances

118. Penalty for causing nuisances


119. Registration and control of dogs


120. Rule of the road

Prevention of Fire, etc.

121. Use of inflammable materials for building purposes

122. Stacking of collecting inflammable materials.

123. Care of naked lights

124. Regulation of cinematographic and dramatic perfor-mances

125. Discharging fire-works, fire-arms, etc.

126. Power to require buildings, wells, etc., to be rendered safe

127. Enclosure of waste land used for improper purposes

Sanitary Authorities

128. Responsibility for sanitation

129. General duties of Health Officer

Conservancy and Sanitation

130. Public latrines, urinals and conservancy establishments

131. Power of Board to undertake private conservancy arrangements

132. Deposit and disposal of rubbish, etc.

133. Cesspools, receptacles for filth, etc.

134. Filling up of tank, etc.

135. Provision of latrines, etc.

136. Sanitation in factories, etc.

137. Private latrines

138. Removal of congested buildings

139. Overcrowding of dwelling houses

140. Power to require repair or alteration of building

141 Power to require land or building to be cleansed

142. Power to order disuse of house

143. Removal of noxious vegetation

144. Agriculture and irrigation

Burial and Burning Grounds

145. Power to call for information regarding burial and burning grounds

146. Permission for use of new burial or burning ground

147. Power to require closing of burial or burning grounds

148. Exemption from operation of sections 145 to 147

149. Removal of corpses

Prevention of Infectious, or Contagious Diseases

150. Obligation to give information of infectious or contagious diseases

151. Special measures in case of outbreak of infectious or epidemic diseases

152. Power to require names of dairyman's customers

153. Power to require names of a washerman's customers

154. Report after inspection of dairy or washerman's place of business

155. Action on report submitted by Health Officer

156. Examination of milk of washed cloths

157. Contamination of public conveyance

158. Disinfection of public conveyance

159. Penalty for failure to report

160. Driver of conveyance not bound to carry person suffering from infectious or contagious disease

161. Disinfection of building or articles therein

162. Destruction of infectious hut or shed

163. Temporary shelter for inmates of disinfected or destroyed building or shed

164. Disinfection of building before letting the same

165. Disposal of infected article without disinfection

166. Means of disinfection

167. Making or selling of food, etc., or washing clothes by infected person

168. Power to restrict or prohibit sale of food or drink

169. Control over wells, tanks, etc.

170. Disposal of infectious corpse

Hospitals and Dispensaries

171. Maintenance or aiding of hospitals or dispensaries

172. Medical supplies, appliances, etc.

173. Free patients

174. Paying patients

175. Power to order person to attend hospital or dispensary

176. Power to exclude from cantonment persons refusing to attend hospital or dispensary

Control of Traffic for Hygienic Purposes

177. Routes for pilgrims and others

Special Conditions regarding Essential Services

178. Conditions of Service of sweepers


178A. Sanction for building

179. Notice of new buildings

180. Conditions of valid notice

181. Power of Board to sanction or refuse

182. Compensation

183. Lapse of sanction

183A. Period for completion of building

184. Illegal erection and re-erection

185. Power to stop erection or re-erection or to demolish

186. Power to make bye-laws

187. Projections and obstructions

188. Unauthorised buildings over drains, etc.

189. Drainage and sewer connections

190. Power to attach brackets for lamps


191. Temporary occupation of street, land, etc.

192. Closing and opening of streets

193. Names of streets and numbers of buildings

Boundaries and Trees

194. Boundary walls, hedges and fences

195. Felling, lopping and trimming of trees

196. Digging of public land

197. Improper use of land

198. Public markets and slaughter-houses

199. Use of public markets

200. Levy of stallages, rents and fees

201. Stallages, rents, etc., to be published

202. Private markets and slaughter-houses

203. Conditions of grant of licence for private market or slaughter-house

204. Penalty for keeping market or slaughter-house open without licence, etc.

205. Penalty for using unlicensed market or slaughter-house

206. Prohibition and restriction of use of slaughter-houses

207. Power to inspect slaughter-houses

208. Power to make bye-laws

Trades and Occupations

209. Provision of washing places

210. Licences required for carrying on of certain occupations

211. Conditions which may be attached to licences

General Provisions

212. Power to vary licence

213. Carrying on trade, etc., without licence or in contravention of section 212

214. Feeding animals on dirt, etc.

Entry, Inspection and Seizure

215. Powers of entry and seizure.

Import of Cattle and Flesh

216. Import of cattle and flesh


217. Maintenance of water-supply

218. Control over sources of public water-supply

219. Power to require maintenance or closing of private source of public drinking water-supply

220. Supply of water

221. Power to require water-supply to be taken

222. Supply of water under agreement

223. Board not liable for failure of supply

224. Conditions of universal application

225. Supply to persons outside cantonment

226. Penalty

Water, Drainage and other Connections

227. Power of Board to lay wires, connections, etc.

228. Wires, etc., laid above surface of ground

229. Connection with main not to be made without permission

230. Power to prescribe ferrules and to establish meters, etc.

231. Power of inspection

232. Power to fix rates and charges

Application of this Chapter to Government Water-supplies

233. Government water-supply

234. Recovery of charges

234A. Supply of water from Government water-supply to the Board

234B. Functions of the Board in relation to distribution of bulk supply

235. Power to remove brothels and prostitutes

236. Penalty for loitering and importuning for purposes of prostitution

237. Removal of lewd persons from cantonment

238. Removal and exclusion from cantonment of disorderly persons

239. Removal and exclusion from cantonment of seditious persons

240. Penalty

Entry and Inspection

241. Powers of entry

242. Powers of inspection by member of a Board

243. Power of inspection, etc.

244. Power to enter land adjoining land where work is in progress

245. Breaking into premises

246. Entry to be made in the day time

247. Owner's consent ordinarily to be obtained

248. Regard to be had to social and religious usages

249. Penalty for obstruction

Powers and Duties of Police Officers

250. Arrest without warrant

251. Duties of police officers


252. Notices to fix reasonable time

253. Authentication and validity of notices issued by Board.

254. Service of notice, etc.

255. Method of giving notice

256. Powers of Board in case of noncompliance with notice, etc.

Recovery of Money

257. Liability of occupier to pay in default of owner

258. Relief to agents and trustees

259. Method of recovery

Committees of Arbitration

260. Application for a Committee of Arbitration

261. Procedure for convening Committee of Arbitration

262. Constitution of Committee of Arbitration

263. No person to be nominated who has direct interest or whose services are not immediately available

264. Meetings and powers of Committees of Arbitration

265. Decisions of Committees of Arbitration


266. Prosecution

267. Composition of offence

General Penalty Provisions

268. General penalty

269. Cancellation and suspension of licences

270. Recovery of amount payable in respect of damage to cantonment property


271. Limitation for prosecution


272. Protection of Board, Executive Officer, etc.

273. Notice to be given of suits

Appeals and Revision

274. Appeals from executive orders

275. Petition of appeal

276. Suspension of action pending appeal

277. Revision

278. Finality of appellate orders

279. Right of appellant to be heard

280. Power to make rules

281. Supplemental provisions respecting rules

282. Power to make bye-laws

283. Penalty for breach of bye-laws

284. Supplemental provisions regarding bye-laws

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

286. Extension of certain provisions of the Act and rules to places beyond cantonments

286A. Power to delegate functions of Executive Officer

287. Registration

288. Validity of notices and other documents

289. Admissibility of document or entry as evidence

290. Evidence by officer or servant of the Board

291. Application of Act IV of 1899

292. [Repealed]