The Rajshahi Town Development Authority Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LXXVIII Of 1976 )

এই অধ্যাদেশ রাজশাহী উন্নয়ন কর্তৃপক্ষ আইন, ২০১৮ (২০১৮ সনের ৩ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of an Authority for the formulation and execution of plans and schemes for the development of Rajshahi Town and certain areas in its vicinity.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of an Authority for the formulation and execution of plans and schemes for the development of Rajshahi Town and certain areas in its vicinity and for matters connected therewith and ancillary thereto;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamations of the 20th August, 1975 and the 8th November, 1975, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-



1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Establishment of the Authority

4. Composition of the Authority

5. Disqualifications of members

6. Meetings of the Authority

7. Constitution of committees

8. Association with the authority or committees of persons who are not members

9. Preparation of records of existing services, facilities, public utilities and of important public properties

10. Preparation of general development plan

11. Preparation of functional master plans

12. No use of land contrary to functional master plans

13. Preparation of development schemes

14. Formulation and execution of development schemes of urgent public importance

15. Publication of general development plan and functional master plans

16. Amendment of plan and scheme

17. Restriction on preparation and execution of certain schemes

18. Execution of development schemes

19. Transfer to Authority of buildings or land vested in a local Government body

20. Transfer to Authority of private street or square

21. Transfer to Authority of any scheme or property of Government or local authority

22. General powers of the Authority

23. Restriction on constructions and excavation

24. Removal of buildings under construction

25. Eviction of occupier of buildings

26. Exemption of certain buildings and tanks

27. Compensation not payable for unauthorised construction

28. Paurashava not to sanction construction without approval of the Authority

29. Restriction on filling up of low land

30. Bar to jurisdiction of civil Court

31. Appeal

32. Chief Executive Officer

33. Chief Accounts Officer

34. Power to appoint officers

35. The officers and other employees, etc. to be public servants

36. Maintenance of public streets, drains, etc. vested in the Authority

37. Vesting in municipality of streets, drains, etc. for maintenance after execution of development scheme

38. Payment of municipal tax for buildings vested in the Authority

39. Authority Fund

40. Borrowing Power

41. Accounts

42. Budget

43. Audit

44. Power of the Authority to levy betterment fee

45. Assessment of betterment fee by the Authority

46. Payment of betterment fee

47. Agreement to make payment of betterment fee a charge on land

48. Recovery of dues

49. Penalty for contravention of provisions of sections 12, 23, 24 or 29

50. Penalty for obstructing contractor or removing mark

51. Penalty for disobedience of orders

52. Cognizance of offences

53. Power of entry

54. Submission of reports, etc.

55. Acquisition of land for the Authority

56. Delegation of powers

57. Indemnity

58. Winding up

59. Power to make rules

60. Power to make regulations