Cantonment Board

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News:Cantonment Boards from all over the country have taken various steps to control the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Facts:

  • Cantonment Board:It is established for the administration of the civilian population in the cantonment area under the provisions of the Cantonments Act of 2006.
  • Nodal Ministry:Ministry of Defence
  • Functions:Similar to those of a municipality. 
  • Composition:It consists of partly elected and partly nominated members.The elected members hold office for a term of five years while the nominated members continue so long as they hold the office in that station. 
  • President:The military officer commanding the station is the ex-officio president of the board and presides over its meetings.