The Cantonments Act 1924 was the first municipal act to introduce local self-government in the cantonments.This Act was replaced by the Cantonments Act2006 with a view to introduce greater decentralisation and improve the financial base of cantonment boards to make provisions for developmental activities and management of defence land and audit. Under the Cantonment Act 2006, cantonments are divided into four categories based on the population criteria. The Cantonment Board Clement Town falls under Category II (population between 10,000 to 50,000). Cantonment boards are statutory bodies–a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to acquire and hold property.

Acts and Rules related to Cantonment Administration

  • Cantonment Act 1924
  • Cantonment Accounts Code 1924
  • Cantonment Lands Administration Rule 1937
  • Cantonment Fund Servant Rules 1937
  • Cantonment Property Rules 1925
  • Cantonment Electoral Rules 1945
  • Public Premises Act (Unauthorized Occupants) 1971
  • Cantonment Act 2006
  • Cantonment Electoral Rules, 2007
  • Cantonments Bill, 2003
  • Appeals from Executive Order Cantonments Act, 2006
  • Cantonment (Regulation of Procedure of Committees of Arbitration) Rules, 1985
  • Cantonment form of Annual Report on Cantonment Administration Rules 1986
  • Cantonment (Forms and Manner of Service of Notice) Rules, 1986