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Cantonments Act, I924

ACT No.2 OF 1924

Contents
Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II Definition And Delimitation Of Cantonments
3 Definition of cantonments
4 Alteration of limits of cantonments
5 The effect of including area in cantonment
6 Disposal of cantonment fund when area ceases to be a cantonment
7 Disposal of cantonment fund when area ceases to be included in a cantonment
8 Application of funds and property transferred under sections 6 and 7
9 Limitation of operation of Act.
Chapter III Cantonment Boards
10 Cantonment Board and Executive Officer
11 Incorporation of Cantonment Board
12 Appointment of Executive Officer
13 Constitution of Cantonment Boards
14 Power to vary constitution of Boards in special circumstances
15 Term of office of members
16 Filling of vacancies
17 Vacancies in special cases
18 Oath or affirmation
19 Resignation
20 President and Vice-President
21 Term of office of Vice-President
22 Duties of President
23 Duties of Vice-President
24 Duties of the Executive Officer
25 Special Power of the Executive Officer
26 Electoral rolls
Chapter IV Spirituous Liquors And Intoxicating Drugs
56 Unauthorized sale of spirituous liquor or intoxicating drug
57 Unauthorized possession of spirituous liquor
58 Arrest of persons and Seizure and confiscation of things for offences against the two last foregoing Sections
59 Saving of articles sold or supplied for medicinal purposes
Chapter V Taxation
60 General power of taxation
61 Framing of preliminary proposals
62 Objections and disposal thereof
63 Imposition of tax
64 Definition of annual value
65 Incidence of taxation
66 Assessment list
67 Publication of assessment list
68 Revision of assessment list
69 Authentication of assessment list
70 Evidential value of assessment list
71 Amendment of assessment list
72 Preparation of new assessment list
73 Notice of transfers
74 Notice of erection of buildings
75 Demolition etc., of buildings
76 Remission of tax
77 Power to require entry in assessment list of details of buildings
78 What buildings, etc.Are to be deemed vacant
79 Notice to be given of every occupation of vacant building or house
80 Tax on buildings and land to be a charge thereon
81 Inspection of imported goods, etc
82 Evasion of octroi or terminal tax
83 Lease of octroi terminal tax or toll
84 Appeals against assessment
85 Costs of appeal
86 Recovery of costs from Board
87 Conditions of rights to appeal
88 Finality of appellate orders
89 Time and manner of payment of taxes
90 Presentation of bill
91 Notice of demand
92 Recovery of tax
93 Distress
94 Disposal of distrained property
95 Recovery from a person about to leave cantonment
96 Power to institute suit for recovery
97 Power to prohibit or exempt from taxation
98 Power to make special provision for conservancy in certain cases
99 Exemption in the case of buildings
100 Exemption of poor persons
101 Composition
102 Irrecoverable debts
103 Obligation to disclose liability
104 Immaterial error not to affect liability
105 Distraint not to be invalid by reason of immaterial defect
Chapter VI Cantonment Fund And Property
106 Cantonment fund
107 Custody of cantonment fund
108 Property
109 Application of cantonment fund and property
110 Acquisition of immovable property
111 Power to make rules regarding cantonment fund and property
Chapter VII Contracts
112 Contracts by whom to be executed
113 Sanction
114 Execution of contracts
115 Contracts improperly executed not to be binding on a Board
Chapter VIII Duties And Discretionary Functions Of [Boards]
116 Duties of Board
117 Discretionary functions of Board
Chapter IX Public Safety And Suppression Of Nuisances
118 Penalty for causing nuisances
119 Registration and control of dogs
120 Rule of the road
121 Use of inflammable materials for building purposes
122 Stacking or collecting inflammable materials
123 Care of naked lights
124 Regulation of cinematographer and dramatic performances
125 Discharging fire-works
126 Power to require buildings, wells, etc., to be tendered safe
127 Enclosure of waste land used for improper purposes

[AS ON 1955]

An Act to consolidate and amend law relating to the administration of cantonments.

[16th February, 1924.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the administration of cantonments; It is hereby enacted as follows:-



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