The General Clauses Act, 1897

( ACT NO. X Of 1897 )

An Act to consolidate and extend the General Clauses Acts, 1868 and 1887.

 
WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and extend the General Clauses Acts, 1868 and 1887; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
 
 

CONTENTS

SECTIONS

1. Short title

2. [Repealed]

3. Definitions

4. Application of foregoing definitions to previous enactments

4A. Application of certain definitions to all Bangladesh laws

5. Coming into operation of enactments

5A. [Omitted]

6. Effect of repeal

6A. Repeal of Act making textual amendment in Act or Regulation

7. Revival of repealed enactments

8. Construction of references to repealed enactments

9. Commencement and termination of time

10. Computation of time

11. Measurement of distances

12. Duty to be taken pro rata in enactments

13. Gender and number

13A. [Omitted]

14. Powers conferred to be exercisable from time to time

15. Power to appoint to include power to appoint ex-officio

16. Power to appoint to include power to suspend or dismiss

17. Substitution of functionaries

18. Successors

19. Official chiefs and subordinates

20. Construction of orders, etc., issued under enactments

21. Power to make to include power to add to, amend, vary or rescind, orders, rules or bye-laws

22. Making of rules or bye-laws and issuing of orders between passing and commencement of enactment

23. Provisions applicable to making of rules or bye-laws after previous publication

24. Continuation of orders, etc., issued under enactments repealed and re-enacted

25. Recovery of fines

26. Provision as to offences punishable under two or more enactments

27. Meaning of service by post

28. Citation of enactments

29. Saving for previous enactments, rules and bye-laws

30. Application of Act to Ordinances

30A. [Repealed]

31. Application of Act to Orders made by the President