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The Official Receiver's Act, 1938 (Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. VII OF 1938 )

Liability of Government revenues in certain case
6. (1) The revenues of the Government shall be liable to make good all sums required to discharge any liability which the Official Receiver may, as a receiver appointed by the Court, be personally liable to discharge:
Provided that neither the revenues of the Government nor the Official Receiver shall be liable to discharge any liability to which neither the Official Receiver nor any of his officers has in any way contributed, or which neither he nor any of his officers could, by exercise of reasonable diligence, have averted.
(2) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall be deemed to render liable the revenues of the Government or any Official Receiver appointed under this Act for anything done by, or under the authority of, any Official Receiver of the Court before the commencement of this Act.
(3) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall prevent the Government from recovering any sum paid by them thereunder from the Official Receiver liable personally to pay such sum.
(4) Sums payable by the Government under sub-section (1) are hereby declared to be charged on the revenues of the Government.

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