Cantonment Board is a body corporate created under a central statute called Cantonment Act 2006, working under the administrative control of the ministry of defence and entrusted with the municipal and developmental functions in respect of a Cantonment. The Board is constituted under section 12  Class-IV of the Cantonment Act through procedure prescribed therein.

Presently Jammu Cantonment Board has been constituted in accordance with section 13 being a Class-IV Cantonment. The Board consists of  the following Members

a) The Officer commanding the Station as Ex-officio.

b) The district Magistrate or an Executive Magistrate not below the rank of additional District Magistrate nominated by him.

c) The Chief Executive Officer.

d) Health Officer Ex-officio.

e) Executive Engineer  Ex-officio .

f) Two Military Officer nominated   by the Officer commanding the station by order in writing.

g) Seven members elected under this act.

The President

The officer commanding the station is the ex-officio president of the Cantonment Board unless directed otherwise by the central government. The president holds the office for a period commensurate with his tenure as station commander.

The president controls, directs and supervises the financial and executive administration of the Board. All the meetings of the Board are presided over by him and he is directly responsible for the fulfillment of the purpose of the Cantonment act. Brig T.K. Chopra, is presently holding the office of the president.

The Vice President
In every Board in which there is more than one elected member, a post of vice-president exists who is elected by the elected members only from amongst themselves.

The term of the vice president is normally five years unless removed in accordance section 21(3).

The vice president presides over the meetings of the Board in absence of the president and when presiding exercises the authority of the president under section 22(1) or during the incapacity or temporary absence of the president. Presently Sh Hardev Singh is the Vice President.