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The Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance, 1982

( Ordinance NO. II OF 1982 )

এই আইনটি স্থাবর সম্পত্তি অধিগ্রহণ ও হুকুমদখল আইন, ২০১৭ (২০১৭ সনের ২১ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

Publication of preliminary notice of acquisition of property
3. Whenever it appears to the Deputy Commissioner that any property in any locality is needed or is likely to be needed for any public purpose or in the public interest, he shall cause a notice to be published at convenient places on or near the property in the prescribed form and manner stating that the property is proposed to be acquired:
 
 
 
 
Provided that no property used by the public for the purpose of religious worship, graveyard and cremation ground shall be acquired.
Objections against acquisition
4. (1) Any person interested in any property which has been notified under section 3 as being needed or likely to be needed for a public purpose or in the public interest may, within fifteen days after the publication of the notice, object to the acquisition of the property.
 
 
 
 
(2) Every objection under sub-section (1) shall be made to the Deputy Commissioner in writing, and the Deputy Commissioner shall give the objector an opportunity of being heard either in person or by an agent and shall, after hearing all such objections and after making such further inquiry, if any, as he thinks necessary, prepare a report 1[within thirty days following the expiry of the period specified under sub-section (1)] containing his opinion on the objections.
 
 
2[(3) The Deputy Commissioner shall then-
 
 
 
 
(a) if the property exceeds 3[fifty] standard bighas of land, submit the record of the proceedings held by him, together with his report, for the decision of the Government; and
 
 
 
 
(b) if the property does not exceed 4[fifty] standard bighas of land, submit the record of the proceedings held by him, together with his report, for the decision of the Divisional Commissioner 5[:
 
 
 
 
Provided that if no objection is raised within the period specified in sub-section (1), the Deputy Commissioner shall, instead of submitting the records of the proceedings to the Divisional Commissioner, make a decision 6[within ten days of the expiry of the aforesaid period, or within such further period but not exceeding thirty days, as the Divisional Commissioner permits on the request of the Deputy Commissioner in writing] about the acquisition of the property and such decision of the Deputy Commissioner shall be final.]]
Final decision regarding acquisition
5. (1) The 7[Government or, as the case may be, the Divisional Commissioner], after considering the report submitted by the Deputy Commissioner under section 4(3), shall make a decision about the acquisition of the property and such decision of the 8[Government or, as the case may be, the Divisional Commissioner] shall be final 9[:
 
 
 
 
Provided that-
 
 
 
 
(a) where the decision is to be made by the Divisional Commissioner, it shall be made within fifteen days from the date of submission of the report, or within such further time but not exceeding one month, as he may think fit for reasons to be recorded by him in this behalf ;
 
 
 
 
(b) where decision is to be made by the Government, it shall be made within a period not exceeding ninety days from the date of submission of the report.]
 
 
 
 
10[(2) When the Government, the Divisional Commissioner or the Deputy Commissioner, as the case may be, makes a decision for acquisition of the property under sub-section (1) or the proviso to section 4(3)(b), as the case may be, such decision shall be conclusive evidence that the property is needed for a public purpose or in the public interest.]
Notice to persons interested
6. (1) When the 11[Government, the Divisional Commissioner or the Deputy Commissioner, as the case may be, has made a decision for acquisition of any property under section 5 or the proviso to section 4(3)(b), as the case may be], the Deputy Commissioner shall cause public notice to be given in the prescribed manner at convenient places on or near such property stating that the Government 12[, the Divisional Commissioner or the Deputy Commissioner, as the case may be,] has decided to acquire the property and intends to take possession thereof and that claims to compensation for all interests in such property may be made to him.
 
 
 
 
(2) Such notice shall state the particulars of the property to be acquired and taken possession of, and shall require all persons interested in the property to appear personally or by agent before the Deputy Commissioner at a time, not being earlier than fifteen days after the date of publication of the notice, and place mentioned therein and to state the nature of their respective interests in the property and the amount and particulars of their claims to compensation for such interests.
 
 
 
 
(3) The Deputy Commissioner shall also serve notice to the same effect in the prescribed form on the occupier, if any, of such property and on all persons known or believed to be interested therein.
 
 
 
 
(4) The Deputy Commissioner may also, by notice, require any such person to make or deliver to him at a time, not being earlier than fifteen days after the date of service of the notice, and place mentioned therein a statement containing, so far as may be practicable, the name of every other person possessing any interest in the property or any part thereof as co-sharer, mortgagee or otherwise, and of the nature of such interest and profits, if any, received or receivable on account thereof.
 
 
 
 
(5) Every person required to make or deliver a statement under this section shall be deemed to be legally bound to do so within the meaning of sections 175 and 176 of the Penal Code (XLV of 1860).
Award of compensation by Deputy Commissioner
7. (1) On the date so fixed, or on any other date to which the enquiry has been adjourned, the Deputy Commissioner shall proceed to enquire into the statement, if any, which any person has made pursuant to a notice given under section 6 and into the value of the property at the date of the publication of the notice under section 3, and into the respective interests of the persons claiming the compensation and shall make an award of -
 
 
 
 
(a) the compensation which, in his opinion, shall be allowed for the property; and
 
 
 
 
(b) the apportionment of the said compensation among all the persons known or believed to be interested in the property, of whom, or of whose claims, he has information.
 
 
 
 
(2) The award made by the Deputy Commissioner shall, except as hereinafter provided, be final.
 
 
 
 
13[(3) The Deputy Commissioner shall, within seven days from the date of making award of compensation,-
 
 
 
 
(a) give notice of his award to the person interested;
 
 
 
 
(b) send the estimate of the award of compensation to the requiring person.
 
 
 
 
(4) The requiring person shall deposit the estimated amount of the award of compensation with the Deputy Commissioner in the prescribed manner within sixty days from the date of receipt of the estimate.]
Matters to be considered in determining compensation
8. (1) In determining the amount of compensation to be awarded for any property to be acquired under this Part, the Deputy Commissioner shall take into consideration-
 
 
 
 
(a) the market value of the property at the date of publication of the notice under section 3:
 
 
 
 
Provided that in determining such market value, the Deputy Commissioner shall take into account the average value, to be calculated in the prescribed manner, of the properties of similar description and with similar advantages in the vicinity during the twelve months preceding the date of publication of the notice under section 3;
 
 
 
 
(b) the damage that may be sustained by the person interested, by reason of the taking of any standing crops or trees which may be on the property at the time of taking possession thereof by the Deputy Commissioner;
 
 
 
 
(c) the damage that may be sustained by the person interested, at the time of taking possession of the property by the Deputy Commissioner, by reason of severing such property from his other property;
 
 
 
 
(d) the damage that may be sustained by the person interested, at the time of taking possession of the property by the Deputy Commissioner, by reason of the acquisition injuriously affecting his other properties, movable or immovable, in any other manner, or his earnings;
 
 
 
 
(e) if in consequence of the acquisition of the property, the person interested is likely to be compelled to change his residence or place of business, the reasonable expenses, if any, incidental to such change; and
 
 
 
 
(f) the damage that may be resulting from diminution of the profits of the property between the date of service of notice under section 6 and the date of taking possession of the property by the Deputy Commissioner.
 
 
 
 
(2) In addition to the market value of the property as provided in sub-section (1), the Deputy Commissioner shall, in every case award a sum of 14[fifty per centum] on such market value in consideration of the compulsory nature of the acquisition.
Matters not to be considered in determining compensation
9. In determining the amount of compensation to be awarded for any property to be acquired under this Part, the Deputy Commissioner shall not take into consideration-
 
 
 
 
(a) the degree of urgency which has led to the acquisition;
 
 
 
 
(b) any disinclination of the person interested to part with the property to be acquired;
 
 
 
 
(c) any damage that may be sustained by him which, if caused by a private person, would not render such person liable to a suit;
 
 
 
 
(d) any damage which is likely to be caused to the property to be acquired, after the date of service of notice under section 6, by or in consequence of the use to which it will be put;
 
 
 
 
(e) any increase to the value of the property to be acquired likely to accrue from the use to which it will be put when acquired; or
 
 
 
 
(f) any alteration or improvement in, or disposal of, the property to be acquired, made or effected without the sanction of the Deputy Commissioner after the date of publication of the notice under section 3.
Payment of compensation
10. (1) On making an award under section 7, the Deputy Commissioner shall, before taking possession of the property, tender payment of the compensation awarded by him to the persons entitled thereto according to the award, and 15[shall, unless prevented by some-one or more of the contingencies mentioned in sub-section (2), pay it to them within sixty days from the date of deposit by the requiring person of the estimated amount of compensation under section 7(3)].
 
 
 
 
(2) If the persons entitled to compensation do not consent to receive it, or if there be no person competent to receive the compensation, or if there be any dispute as to the title to receive the compensation or as to the apportionment of it, the Deputy Commissioner shall keep the amount of the compensation in a deposit account in the Public Account of the Republic which shall be deemed payment for the purpose of taking over possession of the property without any prejudice to the claim of the parties to be determined by the Arbitrator:
 
 
 
 
Provided that any person admitted to be interested may receive such payment under protest as to the sufficiency of the amount:
 
 
 
 
Provided further that no person who has received the amount otherwise than under protest shall be entitled to make any application under section 28:
 
 
 
 
Provided further that nothing herein contained shall affect the liability of any person, who may receive the whole or any part of any compensation awarded under this Part, to pay the same to the person lawfully entitled thereto.
Payment of compensation to bargadar
16[10A. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Ordinance, when the property acquired under this Part contains standing crops cultivated by bargadar, such portion of the compensation as may be determined by the Deputy Commissioner for the crops shall be paid to the bargadar in cash.
 
 
 
 
Explanation.- In this section “bargadar” means a person who under the system generally known as adhi, barga or bhag cultivates the land of another person on condition of delivering a share of produce of such land to that person.]
Acquisition and possession
11. (1) When the compensation mentioned in the award has been paid or is deemed to have been paid in pursuance of section 10, the property shall stand acquired and vest absolutely in the Government free from all encumbrances, and the Deputy Commissioner shall thereupon take possession of the property.
 
 
 
 
(2) Immediately after the acquisition of the property under sub-section (1), a declaration by the Deputy Commissioner in the prescribed form to that effect shall be published in the official Gazette.
Abatement or revocation of acquisition proceedings
12. 17[(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Ordinance, where in any case the estimated amount of the award of compensation has not been deposited by the requiring person for acquisition of any property under section 5 within the period specified in section 7(4), all proceedings in respect of such acquisition shall, on the expiry of that period, stand abated and a declaration by the Deputy Commissioner to that effect shall be published in the official Gazette.
 
 
(2) The Deputy Commissioner may, with the prior approval of the Government, by notification in the official Gazette, revoke all proceedings in respect of acquisition of any property at anytime before the payment of compensation.]
 
 
 
 
(3) When any proceedings stand abated or are revoked, the Deputy Commissioner shall make an award determining the amount of compensation due for the damage suffered by the owner in consequence of the notice or of any proceedings thereunder and the costs reasonably incurred by him in the prosecution of the proceedings under this Part relating to the said property and shall pay the compensation accordingly.
Acquisition of part of a house or buildings
13. The provisions of this Part shall not be applied for the purpose of acquiring a part only of any house, manufactory or other building, if the owner desires that the whole of such house, manufactory or building should be so acquired:
 
 
 
 
Provided that the owner may, at any time, before the Deputy Commissioner has made his award under section 7, by notice in writing withdraw or modify his expressed desire that the whole of such house, manufactory or building should be so acquired:
 
 
 
 
Provided further that, if any question arises as to whether any property proposed to be taken under this Part does or does not form part of a house, manufactory or building within the meaning of this section, the decision of the Deputy Commissioner shall be final.
Acquisition of property at the cost of a person other than the Government
14. Where the provisions of this Part are applied for acquiring any property at the cost of any fund controlled or managed by a person other than the Government, the charges of an incidental to such acquisition shall be defrayed from or by such fund or person.
Transfer of acquired land to the requiring person other than the Government
15. (1) When any property is proposed to be acquired for any person other than the Government, such person shall enter into an agreement with the Government in such form as may be prescribed before a notice under section 3 is published.
 
 
 
 
(2) When the property in respect of which an agreement has been entered into with a person under sub-section (1) is acquired under section 11, the Government shall, on the performance by such person of his part of the agreement, transfer the property to the person by executing a deed in such form as may be prescribed and in accordance with the law for the time being in force.
Recovery of compensation in certain cases
16. When any compensation paid is in excess of the amount payable or when any compensation is paid to a person other than the rightful owner, the amount of such excess or wrong payment shall be recoverable as a public demand.
Use of acquired property
17. (1) No property acquired under this Part shall, without the prior approval of the Government, be used for any purpose other than the purpose for which it is acquired.
 
 
 
 
(2) If any requiring person uses any acquired property in contravention of the provision of sub-section (1), or does not use it for the purpose for which it is acquired, he shall be liable to surrender the property to the Deputy Commissioner on being directed by him to do so.
 
 

  • 1
    The words, brackets and figure “within thirty days following the expiry of the period specified under sub-section (1)” were inserted by section 2 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Ordinance, 1994 (Ordinance No. XX of 1994)
  • 2
    Sub-section (3) was substituted by section 2 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XV of 1983)
  • 3
    The word “fifty” was substituted for the word “ten” by section 2 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. XX of 1994)
  • 4
    The word “fifty” was substituted for the word “ten” by section 2 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. XX of 1994)
  • 5
    The colon (:) was substituted for the full-stop (.) and the proviso were added thereafter by section 2 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XXX of 1983)
  • 6
    The words and commas “within ten days of the expiry of the aforesaid period, or within such further period but not exceeding thirty days, as the Divisional Commissioner permits on the request of the Deputy Commissioner in writing” were inserted by section 2 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. XX of 1994)
  • 7
    The words and commas “Government or, as the case may be, the Divisional Commissioner” were substituted for the word “Government” by section 3 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XV of 1983)
  • 8
    The words and commas “Government or, as the case may be, the Divisional Commissioner” were substituted for the word “Government” by section 3 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XV of 1983)
  • 9
    The colon (:) was substituted for the full-stop (.) and the proviso was added thereafter by section 3 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. XX of 1994)
  • 10
    Sub-section (2) was substituted by section 3 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XXX of 1983)
  • 11
    The words, commas and figure “Government, the Divisional Commissioner or the Deputy Commissioner, as the case may be, has made a decision for acquisition of any property under section 5 or the proviso to section 4(3)(b), as the case may be” were substituted for the words, commas and figure “or, as the case may be, the Divisional Commissioner has made a decision for acquisition of any property under section 5” by section 4 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XXX of 1983)
  • 12
    The commas and words “, the Divisional Commissioner of the Deputy Commissioner of the Deputy Commissioner, as the case may be,” were inserted by section 4 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XXX of 1983)
  • 13
    Sub-section (3) and (4) were substituted for former sub-section (3) by section 4 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. XX of 1994)
  • 14
    The words “fifty per centum” were substituted for the words “twenty per centum” by section 2 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act, 1993 (Act No. XXV of 1993)
  • 15
    The words, commas, brackets and figures “shall, unless prevented by some-one or more of the contingencies mentioned in sub-section (2), pay it to them within sixty days from the date of deposit by the requiring person of the estimated amount of compensation under section 7(3)” were substituted for the words, brackets and figure “shall pay it to them unless prevented by some-one or more of the contingencies mentioned in sub-section (2)” by section 5 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. XX of 1994)
  • 16
    Section 10A was inserted by section 6 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. XX of 1994)
  • 17
    Sub-sections (1) and (2) were substituted by section 7 of the Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. XX of 1994)
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