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1The Cantonments Act, 1924

( ACT NO. II OF 1924 )

Chapter VIII


Discretionary functions of Board
117.(1) A Board may, within the cantonment, make provision for-
(a) laying out in areas, whether previously built upon or not, new streets, and acquiring land for that purpose and for the construction of buildings, and compounds of buildings, to abut on such streets;
(b) constructing, establishing or maintaining public parks gardens, offices, dairies, bathing or washing places, drinking fountains, tanks, wells and other works, of public utility;
(c) reclaiming unhealthy localities;
(d) furthering educational objects by measures other than the establishment and maintenance of primary schools;
(e) taking a census and granting rewards for information which may tend to secure the correct registration of vital statistics;
(f) making a survey;
(g) giving relief on the occurrence of local epidemics by the establishment or maintenance of relief works or otherwise;
(h) securing or assisting to secure suitable places for the carrying on of any offensive, dangerous or obnoxious trade, calling or occupation;
(i) establishing and maintaining a farm or other place for the disposal of sewage;
(j) constructing, subsidising or guaranteeing tramways or other means of locomotion, and electric lighting or electric power works; or
(k) adopting any measure, other than a measure specified in section 116 or in the forgoing provisions of this section, likely to promote the safety, health or convenience of the inhabitants of the cantonment.
(2) A Board may, either within or outside the cantonment, make provision for the doing of anything on which expenditure is declared by the Government, or by the Board with the sanction of the Government, to be an appropriate charge on the cantonment fund.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Bangladesh", Government", "Penal Code" and "Taka" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan", "Central Government", "Pakistan Penal Code" and "rupee" or "rupees" respectively by the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973), section 3 and 2nd Schedule
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