Cantonment Board is a body corporate created under a central statute called Cantonment Act 2006, working under the administrative control of the ministry of defence and entrusted with the municipal and developmental functions in respect of a cantonment. The Board is constituted under section 13 of the cantonment act through the procedure prescribed therein.
The officer commanding the station is the ex-officio president of the cantonment Board unless directed otherwise by the central government. The president holds the office for a period commensurate with his tenure as station commander.
The president control, directs and supervises the financial and executive administration of the Board. All the meetings of the Board are presided over by him and he is directly responsible for the fulfillment of the purpose of the cantonment act.