Dagshai Cantonment Board

Dagshai is one of the hill station administrated by cantonment board. It is placed on the hill top at the altitude of 1734 meters in the district of Solan. It is said to be one of the oldest cantonment board in India. It was set up by British during the period of1847. Central Jail was also constructed in Dagshai to keep prisoners of British government. Since then it has been used as burial, imprisonment, and cantonment area for British soldiers. After independence, the area of Dagshai was entrusted to Army, thereafter to Cantonment Board.

Administration in Dagshai


The Cantonment Board is setup in this region to provide sanitation, water supply, proper drainage, street lights, health, hygiene, and all municipal facilities. The area of Dagshai is comprised in 820 acres and the population is nearly 2750 including the troops. This board is established under the classification of class III under the Cantonment Act, 2006. The board is constituted with elected and official members who are endowed with equal representation. The cantonment board is responsible to provide better civic life and quality services to the people of Dagshai.

Departments of Cantonment Board Dagshai

Main Branch of Cantonment Board in Dagshai

Main branch is constituted with office of Superintendent which manages overall network of cantonment. It provides important link to communicate with several branches and central head office of the board.

Major duties of main branch Cantonment board
  • Correspond to head quarter/Central Government
  • Revision of pay scale, service matters, and disciplinary cases
  • Arrangement of payments to suppliers, employees, and contractors
  • Receiving and Storage of material, preparing receipts of material, and arranging inspections
  • Implement of national programs such as pulse polio

Contact person of Main Branch: Mrs. Nirmal Chandel (office of Superintendent cum Accountant) - 266152 (office)

Map of Cantonment Board in Dagshai

Tax & Revenue Branch of Cantonment Board Dagshai

Tax and Revenue branch is endowed with the power of collecting various types of taxes and revenues. They need to be updated and thorough with all account codes and conduct rules.

Duties of Tax and Revenue Department
  • Checking Bills to persuade for payment
  • Check all particulars and MB of Contractors
  • Make payments to contractors, suppliers, and employees
  • Create annual budget and annual consolidation
  • Maintain cash register
  • Collect house tax, revenues

Engineering Department of Cantonment Board Dagshai

Engineering department in Dagshai cantonment is endowed with the job of constructing as well as maintaining building, roads, sewerage, and drainage system of this area. This department provides vital services of managing quality along with technical and financial accountability for building structures within Dagshai.

The branch of engineering is also entrusted with the work of street light and proper water supply in cantonment. They have provided proper streetlight points at every essential location of Dagshai. However, the maintenance of these lights is done by HPSEB. Water supply to civil areas completely depends on MES. They have arranged private connections and stand posts to distribute water to all areas under cantonment.

Duties of Engineering Department

  • Assessment of un- authorized building work
  • Classification of land and its use
  • Renewal of important leases
  • Responsible to clear free hold cases
  • Remove illegal constructions and encroachments

Contact person
: Mr. Manoj Thakur - 09816633291

Area under Dagshai Cantonment

Sanitation Department of Dagshai Cantonment Board

Sanitation department of Dagshai is entrusted with the work of hygiene and cleanliness of this region. The department has employed 26 sweepers, 2 supervisors, and one inspector. They need to clean road, streets, and urinals on daily basis. The application for sewerage connections are received at this department itself.

Guidelines of Cantonment Board Dagshai for General Public
  • Dispose garbage in dust bins
  • Use latrines and urinals for biological wastes
  • People need to clean their adjoining premises
  • Avoid to liter waste at public place

Contact Person:
Sanitary Inspector Mr. Mahesh Swaroop - 266152

Health in Dagshai

For providing general health and medical assistance in Dagshai, the health department has introduced dispensary to serve nearly 5000 patients yearly. Even they provide emergency services to people around the clock at this dispensary in Dagshai.

Timings of Dispensary
Morning: 9.30 AM to 1.30 PM
Afternoon: 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
Contact No: 266178, 9418022124

De-addiction Center in Dagshai

De-Addiction Center in Dagshai

Cantonment board Dagshai has introduced de addiction center in this region to initiate social cause of society. There are many youngsters that are misguided and get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Hence to rehabilitate them efficiently, de-addiction center is well versed with all equipments and staff to handle them properly.

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    Sourav from GUNTUR 112 Days ago

    Sir is any fecility for train from secundrabad to solan or new Delhi to Dagshai contonment board

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