Functions & Duties Of the Board

It shall be the duty of every Board, so far as the funds at its disposal permit, to make reasonable provision within the cantonment for –
i. Lighting streets and other public places;


ii. Watering streets and other public places;


iii. Cleaning streets, public places and drains, abating nuisances and removing noxious vegetation;


iv. Regulating offensive, dangerous or obnoxious trades, callings and practices;


v. Removing, on the ground of public safety, health or convenience, undesirable obstructions and projections in streets and other public places;


vi. Securing or removing dangerous buildings and places;


vii. Acquiring, maintaining, changing and regulating places for the disposal of the dead;


viii. Constructing, altering and maintaining streets, culverts, bridges, causeways, markets, slaughter-house, latrines, privies, urinals, drainage works and sewerage works and regulating their use;


ix. Planting and maintaining trees on roadsides and other public places;


x. Providing or arranging for a supply of potable water, where such supply does not exist, guarding from pollution water used for human consumption, and preventing polluted water from being so used;


xi. Registering births and deaths;


xii. Preventing and checking spread of dangerous diseases; establishing and maintaining a system of public vaccination and inoculation for the said objective;


xiii. Establishing and maintaining or supporting public hospitals, maternity and child welfare centers and dispensaries, and providing public medical relief;


xiv. Establishing and maintaining or assisting primary schools;


xv. Rendering assistance in extinguishing fires, and protecting light and property when fire occurs;


xvi. Maintaining and developing the value of property vested in, or entrusted to, the management of the board;


xvii. Establishing and maintaining civil defence services;


xviii. Preparing and implementing town planning schemes;


xix. Preparing and implementing plans for economic development and social justice;


xx. Naming and numbering of streets and premises;


xxi. According or refusing permission to erect or re-erect building;


xxii. Organizing, promoting or supporting cultural and sports activities;


xxiii. Celebrating Independence Day and Republic Day and incurring expenditure thereon;


xxiv. Fulfilling any other obligation imposed upon it by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force.