The Agricultural Development Corporation Ordinance, 1961 (East Pakistan Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. XXXVII Of 1961 )

1♠An Ordinance to establish an Agricultural [Development] Corporation for the purpose of increasing agricultural production in Bangladesh.

WHEREAS it is expedient to establish an Agricultural [Development] Corporation for the purpose of increasing agricultural production in Bangladesh;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Presidential Proclamation of the seventh day of October, 1958, and having received a direction in that behalf under clause (2) of Article 5 of the Laws (Continuance in Force) Order, 1958, from the President, the Governor is pleased, in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, to make and promulgate the following Ordinance, namely:-



1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Establishment and incorporation

4. Management and administration

5. Constitution of the Board

6. Appointment of Chairman

7. Disqualifications, removal and transfer of Chairman and Directors

8. Appointment of officers, etc.

9. Recruitment, conditions of service and disciplinary powers

10. Meetings of the Board

11. Forwarding of agenda, etc., to Government

12. Delegation of powers

13. Functions

14. Additional functions in Project Areas

15. General powers

16. Power regarding use of land

17. Power to control letting of land and rights of tenants

18. Powers regarding improvement of communications

19. Power to make surveys or contribute towards their cost

20. Power of entry

21. Outline plans

22. Development Schemes and Projects

23. Declaration of Project Area

24. Powers and functions of the Corporation in a Project Area

25. Delegation or entrustment by the Government of powers and functions to the Corporation

26. Subsidiary organisations

27. Commercial transactions

28. Withdrawal of the Corporation from a Project Area

29. Schemes and projects for development

30. Notice of scheme or project and supply of documents

31. Notice of proposed acquisition of land or levy of development fee

32. Abandonment of project or application to the Government to sanction it

33. Power to sanction, reject or return a scheme or project

34. Notification of sanction of any scheme or project

35. Alteration of scheme or project after sanction

36. Inclusion of different areas in combined scheme or project

37. Passing over of works and services to local Authorities

38. Modification of Act I of 1894

39. Acquisition in urgent cases

40. Tribunals

41. Appeals

42. Abandonment of acquisition

43. Fresh acquisition

44. Corporation Fund

45. Development Fee

46. Other fees and charges

47. Grants-in-aids

48. Power of the Corporation to borrow money

49. Custody and investments of funds

50. The Budget

51. Power to make rules

52. Power to make regulations

53. Stamping signature on notices or bills

54. Method of giving public notice

55. Service notice

56. Disobedience to Ordinance or notice

57. Powers of the Corporation to execute works on failure to comply with notice

58. Liability of occupier to pay in default of owner

59. Right of occupier to execute work in default of owner

60. Procedure upon opposition to execution by occupier

61. Recovery of cost of works by the occupier

62. Relief to agents and trustees

63. Penalty for removing fence, etc.

64. Penalty for obstructing contractor or removing mark

65. Power of Corporation in cases of squatters and trespassers

66. Penalty for unauthorised cultivation, etc.

67. Additional powers of the Chairman of the Corporation in regard to offences

68. Chairman etc., deemed public servants

69. Contribution by the Corporation towards leave, allowances and pension of Government servant

70. Authority for prosecution

71. Recovery of dues

72. Powers of Chairman as to institution, etc., of legal proceedings and obtaining legal advice

73. Indemnity to the Corporation

74. Notice of suit against the Corporation, etc.

75. Mode of proof of the Corporation records

76. Restriction on the summoning of the Corporation servants to produce documents

77. Validation of acts and proceedings

78. General power of the Corporation to pay compensation

79. Compensation for damage to Corporation’s property

80. Accounts and audit

81. Annual Report

82. Dissolution of the Corporation