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The Forest Act, 1927

( ACT NO. XVI Of 1927 )

Chapter XII


Additional powers to make rules
76. The Government may make rules-
(a) to prescribe and limit the powers and duties of any Forest-officer under this Act;
(b) to regulate the rewards to be paid to officers and informers out of the proceeds of fines and confiscation under this Act;
(c) for the preservation, reproduction and disposal of trees and timber belonging to Government, but grown on lands belonging to or in the occupation private of persons; and
(d) generally, to carry out the provisions of this Act .
Penalties for breach of rules
77. Any person contravening any rule under this Act, for the contravention of which no special penalty is provided, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 1[six month], or fine which may extend to 2[five thousand] Taka, or both.
Rules when to have force of law
78. All rules made by the Government under this Act shall be published in the official Gazette, and shall thereupon, so far as they are consistent with this Act, have effect as if enacted therein.

  • 1
    The words "six months" were substituted, for the words "one month" by section 24 of the Forest (Amendment) Act, 1990 (Act No. VIII of 1990)
  • 2
    The words "five thousand" were substituted, for the words "five hundred" by section 24 of the Forest (Amendment) Act, 1990 (Act No. VIII of 1990)
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