Cantonment Board, Dehuroad

Dehu Road Cantonment, which is one of the newest Cantonments, was established in the year October,1958. The Britishers established Dehu Ordnance Depot and Dehu Ammunition Depot in the 1940s.

Geographical Location: Located in the hills of the Sahyadris. It is located 25 kms away from Pune city on the Western side. Holy River Indrayani is also passing through the Limits of Cantonment Dehu Road.

The Dehuroad Cantonment Board was established in the year 1958 and is a autonomous body controlled by the Govt.of India, Ministry of Defence.The Cantonment Board Dehuroad is divided into 07 wards in seven villages which includes civil and military population As per Census 2011 the population figure of Dehuroad Cantonment is 48961 which includes military population also.Elections to the Cantonment Boards are held as per the directions of, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi and as per the Cantonments Electoral Rules 2007 and not as per directions of Election Commission of Central or State Govt.

The Cantonment Board consists of 07 elected members elected by the general public by General Election as per Cantonment Electoral Rules 2007 every five years. The Officer Commanding the Station is the President of Dehuroad Cantonment board which is by virtue of the position as per Cantonments Act 2006.

The constitution of Cantonment Board is as under:-

  1. President Cantonment Board
  2. Member Secretary who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cantonment Board
  3. Vice President
  4. elected members which includes Vice President also
  5. GE MES- Technical advisor
  6. SEMO Medical advisor
  7. 02 nominated military members nominated by President Cantonment Board
  8. Representative of Collector
  9. Member of Parliament,-Special invitee
  10. Member of Legislative Assembly- special invitee
  11. Member of RajyaSabha -special invitee

As per Cantonments Act 2006, there are two wards are reserved for ladies ( 33 % reservation ) and one ward is reserved for SC/ST.As per Cantonments Act 2006, if the population of a particular Cantonment Board is more than 50000 then there are 08 members. However Dehuroad Cantonment Board has only seven elected members since it has less then 50000 population.

All the developmental projects to be carried out within the Cantonment area are to be sanctioned in a Cantonment Board meeting held every month in the presence of all the elected members, President , Member Secretary.

Cantonment Board Dehuroad has also constituted following sub committees as under :-

  1. Civil area Committee
  2. Finance Committee
  3. School Committee
  4. Hospital Committee

The decisions taken by the sub committees are finally approved by the Cantonment Board meeting which is held every month.The term of Vice President is 05 years however by mutual understanding all the elected members get a chance of Vice President ship turn by turn. Within the 05 year term.Dehuroad Cantonment Board is running its own Independent Water Supply scheme 16 MLD capacity for supply of drinking water to the residents of Dehuroad Cantonment.A 50 bedded Cantonment General Hospital is in existence to cater to the needs of civil population of Dehuroad Cantonment.Board also runs 14 primary schools in six mediums in various villages within the Cantonment limits for imparting free education to the children of these villages.