Welcome to Cantonment Board Kasauli

The Cantonment Boards are ‘bodies corporate, functioning under the overall control of the Central Government and under the provisions of the Cantonments Act, 2006. Half of the members of the Cantonment Boards are elected. The Station Commander is the President of the Cantonment Board and Chief Executive Officer -an officer appointed by the Union Government . Supervision and control over the working of these bodies is exercised through the General Officers Commanding in Chief and Principal Directors, Defence Estates at the intermediate level and by the Central Government through Directorate General Defence Estates at the apex level.

Kasauli cantonment was established in the year 1850.
The emergence of the Cantonment Board as a municipal body in cantonments was basically in response to the need for maintenance of proper sanitation, health and hygiene in these areas. The scope of the Cantonment Board functions extends to the entire gamut of municipal administration. In addition to provide basic amenities, Cantonment Board, Kasauli also manages public welfare institutions and facilities to the residents of the cantonment area.

At present total area of the cantonment is 647 acres. As per census of 2001 the total population of the Cantonment is 4490 Kasauli Cantonment Board is categorized as Class III Cantonment and comprises of 12 members giving an equal representation to Elected and official members.

Under the Cantonments Act, 2006, the Cantonment Board has been entrusted with several crucial municipal functions such as street light, building activity regulation, water supply, sanitation, health, Middle education, public safety and town planning. Apart from these regulatory functions, Cantonment Board also undertakes several additional measures under public improvement schemes and constantly endeavors to achieve excellence and upgrade the quality of services being provided to the general public. Kasauli Cantonment Board has traveled a long way in accepting the challenges posed by increasing pressure on civic amenities and is making constant efforts to improve the quality of life and provide the best quality of services.