Khas Yol Cantonment Board came into existence in 1942 to accommodate ‘group of Prisoners of War’ during the world war II. Till August 1958, 3 numbered varied Board (i,e without elected members) constituted under section 12 of the Cantonment Act 1924 (Now section 13 of Cantonment Act 2006) continued to function. The first General election of this Board was held in July 1958 and the varied Board was replaced by Class II (c ) Board, However, in 1974 due to increase in population the status of the Board was raised to that of class ll(a) and the number of elected members raised to from 4 to 6.The current status of the Cantonment is Varied.


Yol Cantonment is a hill camp which is located above 3500 to 4200 feet above sea level and is located 8 kilometers away from Dharamshala, the headquarters of the district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh.
The area of ​​the cantonment is 1535 acres, which has seven villages, its population is 12028 according to 2011 census. There is also Scheduled Caste person in the cantonment area, 771 acres in the middle and the remaining area or private land is or land of the State Government.


The Cantonment Board Yol is class II Cantonment, and 14 members of which are the Chairman of the Commanding Officer of the Station, and the Chief Executive Officer of SEMO and GE (Executive Member) and Additional District Magistrate (nominated by District Magistrate) is a member. Two soldier members who have been nominated by the Commanding Officer of the station are nominated members of the council.The Vice President is elected by the elected members. Therefore, the council is 14 members. The Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Central Government under the Defense Property Services under the Ministry of Defense, which serves as the Member Secretary of the Council.
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