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The Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) Order, 1972 (President's Order)

( PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 98 OF 1972 )

2. In this Order, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
 
 
1[(a) “body” means body of individuals, whether incorporated or not, and includes any company, firm, society, association, organisation or authority, by whatever name called;]
 
 
2[(aa)] “Deputy Commissioner” includes an Additional Deputy Commissioner or a Joint Deputy Commissioner;
 
 
(b) “family” in relation to a person includes such person and his wife, son, unmarried daughter, son's wife, son's son and son's unmarried daughter 3[:
 
 
Provided that an adult and married son who has been living in a separate mess independently of his parents continuously since 4[before the 20th day of February, 1972], and his wife, son and unmarried daughter shall be deemed to constitute a separate family:
 
 
Provided further that in the cases of lands held under waqf, waqf-al-al-aulad debutter or any other trust where the beneficiaries have no right to alienate such lands as their personal property, all such beneficiaries together shall be deemed to constitute a separate family in relation to such lands;]
 
 
(c) “Government” means the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh;
 
 
5[(cc) “head of a body” means a chairman, managing director, director, partner, manager, secretary or any other officer or agent of the body actively concerned in the conduct of the business or affairs thereof;]
 
 
6[(d) “head of a family” means-
 
 
(i) in case other than those mentioned in the second proviso to clause (b), 7[* * *] the person, male or female, in relation to whom a family is determined by the Revenue-officer in the prescribed manner, and
 
 
(ii) in the cases mentioned in the second proviso to clause (b), 8[* * *], the Mutawalli, Sebait or trustee, as the case may be;]
 
 
(e) “land” includes land covered with water at any time of the year, benefits arising out of land and things attached to the earth or permanently fastened to anything attached to the earth;
 
 
(f) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Order; and
 
 
(g) “Revenue-officer” includes any officer whom the Government may appoint to discharge all or any of the functions of a Revenue-officer under this Order or any rules made thereunder.

  • 1
    Clause (a) was inserted by section 3 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. III of 1982)
  • 2
    The existing clause (a) was renumbered as clause (aa) by section 3 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. III of 1982)
  • 3
    The colon (:) was substituted for the semi-colon (;) and thereafter the provisos were added by Article 2 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 138 of 1972)
  • 4
    The words, figures and comma “before the 20th day of February, 1972 ” were substituted for the words, figure and comma “five years before the 16th day of December, 1971” by Article 2 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Second Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 154 of 1972)
  • 5
    Clause (cc) was inserted by section 3 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. III of 1982)
  • 6
    Clause (d) was substituted by Article 2 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 138 of 1972)
  • 7
    The words and comma “amended as aforesaid,” were omitted by Article 2 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Second Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 154 of 1972)
  • 8
    The words and comma “amended as aforesaid,” were omitted by Article 2 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Second Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 154 of 1972)
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