The Development Act, 1935

( ACT NO. XVI Of 1935 )

♣An Act to provide for the development of lands in Bangladesh and to impose a levy in respect of increased profit resulting from improvement works constructed by the Government.

 
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the development of lands in Bangladesh and for that purpose to impose a levy in respect of increased profits resulting from improvement works constructed by the Government and to provide further powers in regards to works of improvement;
 
 
[* * *]It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
 
 

CONTENTS

SECTIONS

1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Preliminary notification of intention to impose improvement levy

4. Publication of particulars

5. Abandonment of intention or declaration of intention to impose improvement levy

6. [Omitted]

7. Imposition of Improvement levy

8. Estimate of increased outturn of produce from agricultural land

9. Fixing value of increased outturn

10. Maximum limit and incidence of improvement levy

11. Additional improvement levy in certain cases

12. Amount of improvement levy after realisation of capital cost and other charges

13. Preparation and publication of statements of imposition of improvement levy

14. Notice of demand

15. Republication of statements and revised notice of demand

16. Supplementary statements

17. Appeals in regard to improvement levy

18. Bar to objections to improvement levy, except as provided in this Act

19. Copies of entries in statement

20. Power of Collector to grant abatement or remission of improvement levy

21. Collection of improvement levy

22. Refunds

23. Recovery of arrears and other dues

24. Power to enter on land and to cut and remove crops

25. Power to compel production of statements and documents

26. Power of Collector to enforce attendance of witnesses and production of documents

27. Dues payable under other Acts in respect of improvement work

28. Supply of water and application of rules under the Irrigation Act, 1876

29. Right to supply of water

30. Power to carry out drainage work

31. Power to prohibit, remove or modify obstructions to the passage of water in channels

32. Power to modify obstructions to the passage of water through or over land

33. Notification of dead or decayed rivers

34. Limitation of claims for compensation

35. Claims for compensation

36. Determination of amount of compensation

37. Appeals for certain decisions and orders of Collector

38. Costs

39. Restrictions on enhancement of rent of agricultural lands in notified area

40. Publication of notifications

41. Proceedings not to be invalidated by irregularities

42. Bar to suits for compensation

43. Indemnity

44. Rules

Schedule

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