It extends to the whole of [Bangladesh].
“Municipal Committee” defined
2. In this Act “Municipal Committee” [includes a Paurashava or a Municipal Corporation] or a body of Municipal Commissioners constituted by or under the provisions of any enactment for the time being in force.
Power to prohibit levy of tax
3. Notwithstanding anything contained in any enactment for the time being in force, the Government may, by an order in writing, prohibit the levy by a Municipal Committee of any specified tax-
(a) payable by any person subject to [the Army Act, 1952
, the Naval Discipline Ordinance, 1961 or
the Air Force Act, 1953
] who is compelled by the exigencies of Military, Naval or Air-force duty to reside within the limits of a municipality;
The Government may, by a like order, rescind any such prohibition.
Power of Government to prohibit levy of taxes on it
3A. Notwithstanding anything in any enactment for the time being in force, the Government may by an order in writing prohibit the levy by a Municipal Committee of any specified tax payable by the Government and may by a like order rescind any such prohibition.
Government to pay taxes referred to in section 3
4. So long as any order made under section 3, prohibiting the levy of a tax on any person mentioned in that section remains in force, the Government shall be liable to pay to the Municipal Committee mentioned in the order the amount which otherwise would have been payable to such Committee by such person:
Provided that the Government shall not be liable to pay any sum in respect of any horse which such person is bound, by the regulations of the service to which he belongs, to keep.
Payments to be made in lieu of taxes referred to in section 3A
5. So long as any order made under section 3A prohibiting the levy of any tax payable by the Government, remains in force, the said Government shall be liable to pay to the Municipal Committee, in lieu of such tax, such sums (if any) as an officer from time to time appointed in this behalf by the Government may, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, from time to time determine to be fair and reasonable.
Decision of questions arising under this Act
6. If any question arises whether any duty is military, naval or air-force duty within the meaning of this Act, the decision of the Government thereon shall be conclusive.
If any question arises whether any person is compelled as aforesaid to reside within the limits of a municipality or is bound as aforesaid to keep any horse, the decision thereon of such authority as the Government may, from time to time, appoint in this behalf shall be conclusive.
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