Laws of Bangladesh

The Forest Act, 1927

( ACT NO. XVI OF 1927 )

Chapter II


Proclamation by Forest Settlement officer
6. When a notification has been issued under section 4, the Forest Settlement-officer shall publish in 1[Bengali] in every town and village in the neighbourhood of the land comprised therein, a proclamation-
(a) Specifying, as nearly as possible, the situation and limits of the proposed forest;
(b) explaining the consequences which, as hereinafter provided, will ensue on the reservation of such forest; and
(c) fixing a period of not less than three months 2[and not more than four months] from the date of such proclamation, and requiring every person claiming any right mentioned in section 4 or section 5 within such period either to present to the Forest Settlement-officer a written notice specifying or to appear before him and state, the nature of such right and the amount particulars of the compensation (if any) claimed in respect thereof.

  • 1
    The word "Bengali" was substituted, for the words "the local vernacular" by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
  • 2
    The words "and not more than four months" were inserted by section 3 of the Forest (Amendment) Act, 1990 (Act No. VIII of 1990)
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