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 :-

Duties of the board

Lighting streets and other public places.

Watering streets and other public places.

Cleansing streets, public places and drains, abating nuisances and removing noxious vegetation.

Registering births and deaths.

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

Establishing, maintaining and supporting public hospitals and dispensaries and providing public medical relief.

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

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

Securing or removing dangerous buildings and places.

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

Constructing, altering and maintaining streets, culverts, markets, slaughter houses, latrines, privies, urinals, drains, drainage works and sewerage works and regulating their use.

Planting and maintaining trees on roadsides and other public places.

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

Establishing, maintaining and assisting primary schools.

Rendering assistance in extinguishing fires and protecting life and property when fire occurs.

Maintaining and developing the value of property vested in or entrusted to the management of the Board.

Establishing and maintaining civil defence services.

Preparing and implementing town planning schemes.

Preparing and implementing plans for economic development and social justice.

Naming and numbering of streets and premises.

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

Organising, promoting and supporting cultural and sports activities.

Celebrating Independence Day and Republic Day.

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