ELECTION TO CANTONMENT BOARDS

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New Delhi, 20 March. General elections to Cantonment Boards are held to fill vacancies arising by efflux of time in the office of elected members of the Boards. The elections to the Cantonment Boards are held as per the provisions of the Cantonment Electoral Rules, 2007 which are available on DGDE website (dgde.gov.in/cantonments/12). State-wise list of Cantonment Boards is as follows:

S No State / UT No. of Cantonments Name of Cantonment
1 Bihar 1 Danapur
2 Delhi 1 Delhi
3 Gujarat 1 Ahmedabad
4 Haryana 1 Ambala
5 Himachal Pradesh 7 Bakloh
6 Dagshai
7 Dalhousie
8 Jutogh
9 Kasauli
10 Khasyol
11 Subathu
12 Jammu & Kashmir 2 Badamibagh
13 Jammu
14 Jharkhand 1 Ramgarh
15 Karnataka 1 Belgaum
16 Kerala 1 Cannanore
17 Madhya Pradesh 5 Jabalpur
18 Mhow
19 Morar
20 Pachmarhi
21 Saugor
22 Maharashtra 7 Ahmednagar
23 Aurangabad
24 Dehuraod
25 Deolali
26 Kamptee
27 Khadki
28 Pune
29 Meghalaya 1 Shillong
30 Punjab 3 Amritsar
31 Ferozepur
32 Jalandhar
33 Rajasthan 2 Ajmer
34 Nasirabad
35 Tamil Nadu 2 St. Thomas Mount
36 Wellington
37 Telangana 1 Secunderabad
38 Uttar Pradesh 13 Agra
39 Allahabad
40 Ayodhya
41 Babina
42 Bareilly
43 Fatehgarh
44 Jhansi
45 Kanpur
46 Lucknow
47 Mathura
48 Meerut
49 Shahjahanpur
50 Varanasi
51 Uttarakhand 9 Almora
52 Chakrata
53 Clement Town
54 Dehradun
55 Landour
56 Lansdowne
57 Nainital
58 Ranikhet
59 Roorkee
60 West Bengal 3 Barrackpore
61 Jalapahar
62 Lebong

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Sandosh Kumar P in Rajya Sabha today

Mr. BHatt informed that  in pursuance of Order dated 27.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 9730-9731 of 2016 arising out of SLP (C) No. 20687-20688 of 2016 titled Cantonment Board Panchmarhi Vs Gopal Das Kabra & Ors, Cantonment Boards have revised the electoral rolls by deleting the names of encroachers on defence land in terms of the directions given in the said Order.

As per sub-section (1) of Section 28 of Cantonment Act, 2006, every person who, on such date as may be fixed by the Central Government in this behalf by notification in the Official Gazette, is not less than eighteen years of age and who has resided in the Cantonment for a period of not less than six months immediately preceding the qualifying date shall, if not otherwise disqualified, be entitled to be enrolled as an elector. The disqualifications for being enrolled as an elector are listed in sub-section (2) of Section 28 of the Act. Further, additional disqualification arises from Order dated 27.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court.

 

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