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For the election of members of the Cantonment Board elections are held. Khadki being Category I Cantonment, the Khadki Cantonment Board has eight elected members. The relevant legal provisions contained in the Cantonments Act, 2006 regarding elections are as under:
Under Section 14
  1. Save as otherwise provided in this section, the term of office of a member of a Board shall be (five years) and shall commence.
    Provided that the Central Government may, when satisfied that it is necessary in order to avoid administrative difficulty, extend the term of office of all the elected members of a Board by such period, not exceeding one year, as it thinks fit
    Provided further that a member whose term of office has been so extended, shall cease to hold office on the date of the notification of the election of his successor under sub section 8 of section 12
  2. The term of office of an ex officio member of a Board shall continue so long as he holds the office in virtue of which he is such a member.
  3. The term of office of a member elected to fill a casual vacancy shall commence from the date of the notification of his election, and shall continue so long only as the member in whose place he is elected would have been entitled to hold office if the vacancy had not occurred.
  4. An out going member shall, unless the Central Government otherwise directs, continue in office until the election of nomination of his successor is notified under sub section (8) of section (12) or the nomination of his successor, as the case may be.
  5. An out going member may, if qualified, be re-elected or re-nominated.
Under Section 15
  1. Vacancies arising by efflux of time in the office of an elected member of a Board shall be filled by an ordinary election to be held on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct.
  2. A casual vacancy shall be filled by a casual election the date of which shall be fixed by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette, and shall be, as soon as may be, after the occurrence of the vacancy.
    Provided that no casual election shall be held to fill a vacancy occurring within six months of any date on which the vacancy will occur by efflux of time, but such vacancy shall be filled at the next ordinary election

Under Section 16
  1. If for any cause at an election no member is elected, or if the elected member is unwilling to serve on the Board, fresh election shall be held to fill up such vacancy:
  2. If a person is elected to more than one seat in a Board, then unless he resigns all but one of the seats within fourteen days from the date on which he is declared elected, or where the dates on which he is declared elected are different in respect of different seats, from the last of such dates, all the seats shall become vacant.
  3. Vacancies arising in any of the following cases shall be filled by nomination by the Central Government after consultation with the Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, namely:-
    • Where at a casual election no member is elected;
    • Where at an election held when a Board is constituted for the first time no member or an insufficient number of members is elected or an elected member is unwilling to serve on the Board.
  4. For the purpose of sub-section (2) of section (15), a member nominated in pursuance of sub-section (3) of this section shall, where there has been a division of the cantonment into wards, be deemed to have been elected by such ward as the Central Government may the time of making the nomination or at any time there after declare.
  5. The term of office of a member nominated under this section shall expire at the time at which it would have expired if he had been elected at the casual election.

Under Section 17
  1. Every person who is by virtue of his office, or who is nominated or elected to be a member of the Board shall before taking his seat, make and subscribe at a meeting of the Board an oath or affirmation of his allegiance to the Constitution of India in the following form, namely:-
    I., A.B., having become/been elected/been nominated a member of this Board, do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established and that will faithfully discharge the duty upon which I am about to enter".

Under Section 18
    • Any elected member of a Board who wishes to resign his office may give his resignation in writing to the President of the Board who shall forward it for orders to the Central Government under intimation to the Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command.
    • Any nominated member of a Board who wishes to resign his office may forward his resignation in writing through the President of the Board to the Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command for orders.
  1. If the Central Government or the Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, as the case may be, accepts the resignation, such acceptance shall be communicated to the Board, and thereupon the seat of the member resigning shall become vacant.
  2. Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section(2),the resignation of any person elected to more than one seat in a Board from all but one of the seats in pursuance of sub-section(2)of section 16 shall take effect when such resignation received by the President of the Board.

Under Section 20
  1. The term of office of a Vice-President shall be five years or the residue of his term of office as a member, whichever is less.
  2. A Vice-President may resign his office by notice in writing to the President and, on the resignation being accepted by the Board, the office shall become vacant.
  3. A Vice-President may be removed from his office, at a special meeting convened for the purpose on a requisition for the same by not less than one-half of the elected members of the Board holding office, by a resolution passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the total number of elected members then holding office and attending and no member, other than an elected member, shall have the right to vote on the resolution.

Under Section 28
  1. Every person who, on such date as may be fixed by the Central Government in this behalf by notification in the Official Gazette hereinafter in this section referred to as " the qualifying date", 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, to be enrolled as an elector.
    Explanation-When any place is declared a cantonment for the first time, or when any local area is first included in a cantonment, residence in the place or area comprising the cantonment on the aforesaid date shall be deemed to be residence in the cantonment for the purposes of this sub section.
  2. A person, notwithstanding that he is otherwise qualified, shall not be entitled to be enrolled as an elector if he on the qualifying date
    1. Is not a citizen of India; or
    2. Has been adjudged by a competent court to be of unsound mind, or
    3. Is an undischarged insolvent, or
    4. Has been sentenced by a criminal court to imprisonment for a term exceeding two years for an offence which is declared by the Central Government to be such as to unfit him to become an elector or has been sentenced by a criminal court for any offence under Chapter IX-A of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860):
      Provided that any disqualification incurred by a person under Cl.(iv) shall terminate on the lapse of three years from the expiry of the sentence or order.
  3. If any person having been enrolled as an elector in any electoral roll subsequently becomes subject to any of the disqualifications referred to sub-section (2), his name shall be removed from the electoral roll unless, in the case referred to in Cl.(iv), the disqualification is removed by the Central Government.

Under Section 29
  1. Save as hereinafter provided, every person, not being a person holding any office of profit under the Government, whose name is entered on the electoral roll of a cantonment shall be qualified for election as a member of the Board in that cantonment.
  2. No person shall be qualified for nomination as a member of a Board if he subject to any of the disqualifications specified in sub-section (2) of Section 28.
  3. No person shall be qualified for being chosen whether by election or nomination as, and for being a member of a Board, if he -
    1. Has been dismissed from the service of the Government and is debarred from re-employment therein, or is a dismissed employee of a Board;
    2. Is debarred from practicing as a legal practitioner by order of any competent authority;
    3. Holds any place of profit in the gift or at the disposal of the Board, or is a police officer, or is the servant or employer of a member of the Board; or
    4. Is interested in a subsisting contract made with, or in work being done for, the Board except as a shareholder other than a director in an incorporated company; or
    5. Is an officer or employee, permanent or temporary, of a Board, or of any other local authority; or
    6. Is a member of any other local authority; or
    7. Has, by the authority referred to in clause (f) of Section 31, been found to have been guilty of any of the corrupt practices specified in sub-section (2) of section 30 unless a period of five years has elapsed since the date of the decision of the authority; or
    8. Fails to pay any arrears of any kind due by him otherwise than as an agent, receiver, trustee or an executor, to the Board within thirty days after the notice in this behalf has been served upon him; or
    9. Is disqualified under any other provision of this Act:
    Provided that
    1. Any lease or sale or purchase of immovable property or any agreement for the same or
    2. Any agreement for the loan of money or any security for the payment of money only or
    3. Any newspaper in which any advertisement relating to the affairs of the Board is inserted; or
    4. The sale to the Board of any articles in which he regularly trades or the purchase from the Board of any articles, to a value in either case not exceeding twenty five thousand rupees in the aggregate in any year during the period of the contract or work.
Elections to the Khadki Cantonment Board are held under the Cantonment Electoral Rules, 2007.

The last Ordinary Election of KCB was held on 11th January 2015.

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Khadki Cantonment Board,
17, Field Marshall,
Cariappa Road,
Khadki Pune 411003
Phone: 020-25810661
Email: ceokirkee@gmail.com
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