The Cantonment Board, Barackpore is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Defence established with an aim to cater to the needs of civic administration of the Cantonment. Development of resources vested with Cantonment Boards by Ministry of Defence to usher in Urban development in the Cantonment with the purpose of improving the standard of living and providing welfare to its residents. The functions of Cantonment Board can be broadly categorized as under :-


Cantonment Board is responsible for all Municipal works such as cleaning of streets, public places and drains, collection and disposal of garbage, providing safe and pure drinking water, maintaning school and hospitals etc.


Cantonment Board can take necessary action in the interest of public safety, remove undesirable constructions and intrusions/ hurdles in Cantonment roads and other public places etc.


Cantonment Board can take up the work for construction and maintenance of roads, buildings, drains, public utilities and culverts.


The Board is empowered to levy penalties like imposition of fines and sending the offenders to judicial custody for further punishment while dealing with public nuisances. The Board can initiate legal action against tax evaders by way of seizure of their properties, issue of destructive warrant by competent officials and sale of attached immovable or movable property of the defaulter.