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The Constitution of the People‌‌‍’s Republic of Bangladesh

( ACT NO. OF 1972 )

Chapter IV


Supreme command
1[61. The supreme command of the defence services of Bangladesh shall vest in the President and the exercise thereof shall be regulated by law.]
Recruitment, etc., of defence services
62. (1) Parliament shall by law provide for regulating –
(a) the raising and maintaining of the defence services of Bangladesh and of their reserves;
(b) the grant of commissions therein;
(c) the appointment of chiefs of staff of the defence services, and their salaries and allowances ; and
(d) the discipline and other matters relating to those services and reserves.
(2) Until Parliament by law provides for the matters specified in clause (1) the President may, by order, provide for such of them as are not already subject to existing law.
63. (1) War shall not be declared and the Republic shall not participate in any war except with the assent of Parliament.
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  • 1
    Article 61 was substituted by the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act XIV of 2011), section 22.
  • 2
    Clauses (2) and (3) were omitted by section 4 of the Constitution (Second Amendment) Act, 1973 (Act No. XXIV of 1973)
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