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.