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Welcome to DML&C

Welcome you to the official website of DML&C(Department of Military Lands & Cantonments).

The DML&C is established on 15 August, 1970 at Dhaka Cantonment. It is one of the departments under Ministry of Defence. Director, a Joint Secretary in rank is the head of this department. Three Military Estates Offices and fifteen Cantonment Boards are functioning under this department.

Military Land is managed and controlled by DML&C through three MEO’s; MEO, central circle, Dhaka Cantonment, MEO, eastern circle, Chittagong Cantonment and MEO, northern circle, Bogra Cantonment. Military Estate Officers perform their functions as prescribed by “The Cantonment Land Administration Rules-1937” and the “Rules for the Acquisitions, Custody and Relinquishment of Lands” and other related rules. On the other hand, Cantonment Boards provide services like conservancy, road lamps, water supply etc. They manage and controll all markets, slaughter houses, schools & colleges; dispensary & hospitals. The Board also construct & repair streets, roads, pavements.

The Boards are directed by some Acts & Rules like ‘The Cantonment Act-1924’, ‘Cantonment Servants Rules-1954’, ‘Cantonment Accounts Code-1955’, ‘The Cantonment Property Rules-1957’ etc.