Notified area committee and Cantonment Board

Q.  Which of the following are true?

1) Notified area committee is neither elected body nor a statutory body.
2) Cantonment Board is setup under Cantonments Act, 2006.
3) There are 5 types of Cantonment boards.
4) The Vice-President of cantonment board is elected for a term of 5 years.
5) The executive officer of the cantonment board is appointed by the President of India.

- Published on 10 Mar 17

a. 1, 2, 4 and 5
b. 1, 3 and 5
c. 1 and 3
d. All of the above

ANSWER: 1, 2, 4 and 5
    Notified Area Committee -

    A notified area committee is established for the administration of two types of areas -

    1. a fast developing town due to industrialization; and

    2. a town which does not yet fulfil all the conditions necessary for the constitution of a municipality, but which otherwise is considered important by the state government.

  • It is called as notified area committee as it is established by a notification in the government gazette.

  • Even though it functions within the framework of the State Municipal Act, only those provisions which are notified in the government gazette by which it is created apply to it.

  • It may also be entrusted to exercise powers under any other act.

  • Its powers are almost equivalent to those of a municipality but it is an entirely nominated body, (nominated by the state government).

  • It is neither elected nor a statutory body.

  • Cantonment Board -

  • A cantonment board is for municipal administration for civilian population in the cantonment area.

  • A cantonment area is a delimited area where the military forces are permanently stationed.

  • It is set up under Cantonments Act of 2006 - enacted by the Central Government.

  • It works under the administrative control of the Defense ministry of Central Government.

  • A cantonment board is created and administered by the Central government.

  • The Cantonments Act of 2006 was enacted to consolidate and amend the law relating to the administration of cantonments.

  • This Act repealed the Cantonments Act of 1924.

  • At present, there are 62 cantonment boards in the country grouped into 4 categories based on civil population.

  • A cantonment board is partly elected and partly nominated.

  • Elected members hold office for a term of five years while the nominated members (i.e., ex-officio members) continue so long as they hold the office in that station.

  • The military officer commanding the station is the ex-officio president of the board and presides over its meetings.

  • The Vice-President of the board is elected by the elected members from amongst themselves for a term of five years.

  • Functions performed by a cantonment board are similar to that of a municipality and are classified as obligatory and discretionary functions.

  • The sources of income are tax and non-tax revenue.

  • The executive officer of the cantonment board is appointed by the President of India.

  • He implements all the resolutions and decisions of the board and its committees.

  • He belongs to the central cadre established for this purpose.


  • Marijuanasolutioncentre   -Posted on 11 May 22
    amazing content

Post your comment / Share knowledge

Enter the code shown above:
(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above image, reload the page to generate a new one.)