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The Orphanages and Widows' Homes Act, 1944 (Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. III OF 1944 )

Prohibition to open or to carry on an orphanage, a widows’ home or a marriage bureau without a licence
4. No person shall without, or otherwise than in conformity with the conditions of, a licence granted under this Act in the prescribed form open or carry on an orphanage, a widows' home or a marriage bureau:
Provided that a person carrying on any such institution at the commencement of this Act shall be allowed a period of six months from such commencement to obtain such licence.

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