Laws of Bangladesh

The Insurance Act, 1938

( ACT NO. IV OF 1938 )

Custody and inspection of documents and supply of copies
20. (1) Every return furnished to the Chief Controller of Insurance or a certified copy thereof shall be kept by the Chief Controller and shall be open to inspection; and any person may procure a copy of any such return, or of any part thereof, on payment of a fee of 1[two Taka] for every hundred words or fractional part thereof required to be copied, any five figures being deemed equivalent to one word.
(2) A printed or certified copy of the accounts, statements and abstract furnished in accordance with the provisions of section 15 shall, on the application of any shareholder or policy-holder made at any time within two years from the date on which the document was so furnished, be supplied to him by the insurer within fourteen days when the insurer is constituted, incorporated or domiciled in Bangladesh and in any other case within one month of such application.
(3) A copy of the memorandum and Articles of Association of the insurer, if a company, shall on the application of any policy-holder, be supplied to him by the insurer on payment of one Taka.

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    The words “two Taka” were substituted for the words “thirty seven poisha” by section 8 of the Insurance (Amendment) Ordinance, 1984 (Ordinance No. L of 1984)
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