There are 62 Cantonments in the country which are located in 16 States and National Capital Territory of Delhi.
1.Cantonment Board are Statuorily constituted corporate bodies and comprise of elected representatives besides ex-officio and nominated members. The Station Commander, who is military officer, is the President of the Cantonment Board.
2. Cantonment Boards are local bodies constituted under the provisions of the Cantonments Act 2006. These are under the administrative control of Government of India in the Ministry of Defence. As per Section 45-A of the Cantonments Act, every Board shall, as soon as may be, after the close of the year, submit to the Central Government, through the Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the Command, a report on the administration of the Cantonment during the preceding financial year.
3. GOC-in-Chief of the Army Command concerned acts as the local Govt. for the Cantonments situated within his Command. The administration of the Cantonments is supervised by the Defence Estates Organisation.