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The Agricultural Census Act, 1958

( ACT NO. XLI OF 1958 )

7. (a) Any census officer or any person lawfully required to give assistance towards the taking of a census who refuses or neglects to use reasonable diligence in performing any duty imposed upon him or in obeying any order issued to him in accordance with this Act or any rule made thereunder, or any person who hinders or obstructs another person in performing any such duty or in obeying any such order, or
(b) any census officer who knowingly makes any false return or, without the previous sanction of the 1[Government], discloses any information which he has received by means of, or for the purposes of, a census return, or
(c) any person who intentionally gives a false answer to, or refuses to answer to the best of his knowledge or belief, to the questionnaire or other relevant question asked of him by a census officer which he is legally bound to answer, or
(d) any person occupying any house, premises or land who refuses to allow a census officer such reasonable access thereto as he is required under section 6 to allow, or
(e) any person who removes, obliterates, alters or damages without proper authority or before the completion of the census any letters, marks or objects which have been painted, affixed or dug for the purposes of the census, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred 2[taka].

  • 1
    The word “Government” was substituted for the words “Central Government or the Provincial Government” by section 6 of the Agricultural Census (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XXII of 1983)
  • 2
    The word “taka” was substituted for the word “rupees” by section 6 of the Agricultural Census (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XXII of 1983)
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