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The Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 (President's Order)


Chapter VI


78. (1) Except in the performance of his duties under this Order every employee of the Bank shall preserve and aid in preserving secrecy with regard to all matters relating to the affairs of the Bank not published by it, and with regard to all matters relating to the financial or monetary affairs of any institution, person, body of persons, any Government or authority whether in Bangladesh or outside that may come to his knowledge in the performance of his duties.
(2) Every such employees who communicates any such matter, except when required by law to do so or in the discharge of his duty as such shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction by a Court of competent jurisdiction be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to 1[Taka five lakh] or with both.
(3) No Court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Article except upon complaint in writing by a person authorised in this behalf by the Governor.

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    The words “Taka five lakh” were substituted for the words “Taka five hundred” by section 23 of the Bangladesh Bank (Amendment) Act, 2003 (Act No. IX of 2003)
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