Functions & Duties of the Board

Function & Duties of Board:

It shall be the duty of every Board, so far as the funds at its disposal permit, to makereasonable 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 removingnoxious vegetation;

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

v.Removing, on the ground of public safety, health or convenience, undesirableobstructions 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 thedead;

viii.Constructing, altering and maintaining streets, culverts, bridges, causeways,markets, slaughter-house, latrines, privies, urinals, drainage works andsewerage 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 doesnot exist, guarding from pollution water used for human consumption, andpreventing polluted water from being so used;

xi.Registering births and deaths;

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

xiii.Establishing and maintaining or supporting public hospitals, maternity and child welfare centres 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 propertywhen fire occurs;

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

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