About Us

The Ranikhet Cantonment has come into existence in the year 1869.With the passage of time, the Cantonment has experienced considerable progress and development and as on today, it is a Class II Cantonment. The Cantonment Board Ranikhet has been catering to the civic amenities for the civil population residing within the Cantonment, which include Sanitation, water supply, Roads & Paths, drains, parks, street lighting, schools, Dispensary & libraries etc. In the recent past, the Cantt. Board has created several public utility projects, such as Ranijheel, Aashiyana public parks, Veena park, Major Sati Parks, community Hall, Himshila, the Cantt Board Guest House, etc.

Apart from the above, large scale beautification works, improvement of parks and gardens have been carried out. The Cantonment Board Ranikhet has been maintaining High Standard of services and also keeping the assets in a good condition with utmost tenacity. Presently, the Cantonment is governed by the Cantonments Act, 2006 and various Policy letters and Instructions of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India issued from time to time. Though the Board functions as a local municipal body, yet it is under the administrative control of Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE), New Delhi and Principal Director, Defence Estates, Central Command, Lucknow.

The Cantonment Board consists of seven elected Members, three nominated Military Members, three Ex-officio Members (Station Commander, Garrison Engineer and senior executive Medical Officer), one representative of the District Magistrate. An officer of the Indian Defence Estates Services which is a central civil service is posted as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as well as the member secretary of the Board. The board is headed by the President Cantonment Board (PCB) who is the Station Commander and also presides over the meetings of the cantonment board.

  • Area : 4183 acres
  • Population : 18886 (Census 2011)
  • Location : Latitude:29.65°N , Longitude : 79.42° E
  • Establishment : 1869