Information about the Board
The Board is constituted under section 13(3) of the cantonment act through procedure prescribed therein.
Cantonments are constituted under section 12 of the contonments act, 2006 Cantonments Boards are local bodies autonomous in character and are responsible for municipal administration of cantonment area. GOC-IN-C, command acts as local government for governance of the Cantonment Boards under his jurisdiction. Principal Director, Defence Estates is posted alongside GOC-IN-C in each army command, who apart from being the advisor to GOC-IN-C, is answerable to Director General, Defence Estates.
The President ::
The officer commanding the station is the ex-officio president of the cantonment Board unless directed otherwise by the central government. The president holds the office for a period commensurate with his tenure as station commander. The president controls, directs and supervises the financial and executive administration of the Board. All the meetings of the Board are presided over by him and he is directly responsible for the fulfillment of the purpose of the Cantonment Act.
The Vice President ::
In every Board in which there is more than one elected member, a post of vice-president exists who is elected by the elected members only from amongst themselves. The term of the vice president is normally five years unless removed in accordance section 21(3). The vice president presides over the meetings of the Board in absence of the president and when presiding exercises the authority of the president under section 22(1) or during the incapacity or temporary absence of the president.
Elected Member of the Board ::