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The Telegraph Act, 1885

( ACT NO. XIII OF 1885 )

Exclusive privilege in respect of telegraphs, and power to grant licenses
4. (1) Within Bangladesh, the Government shall have the exclusive privilege of establishing, maintaining and working telegraphs:
Provided that the Government may grant a license, on such conditions and in consideration of such payments as it thinks fit, to any person to establish, maintain or work a telegraph within any part of Bangladesh:
Provided further that the Government may, by rules made under this Act and published in the official Gazette, permit, subject to such restrictions and conditions as it thinks fit, the establishment, maintenance and working
(a) of wireless telegraphs on ships within Bangladesh territorial waters and on aircraft within or above Bangladesh or Bangladesh territorial waters, and
(b) of telegraphs other than wireless telegraphs within any part of Bangladesh.
(2) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, delegate to the telegraph authority all or any of its powers under the first proviso to sub-section (1).
The exercise by the telegraph authority of any power so delegated shall be subject to such restrictions and conditions as the Government may, by the notification, think fit to impose.

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