Laws of Bangladesh

1The Court-fees Act, 1870

( ACT NO. VII OF 1870 )

Chapter III


Exemption of certain documents
19. Nothing contained in this Act shall render the following documents chargeable with any fee:
i. Power-of-attorney or other written authority to institute or defend a suit when executed by an officer, warrant-officer, non-commissioned officer or private of the 2[Bangladesh] Army not in civil employment.
ii. [Repealed by the Amending Act, 1891 (Act No. XII of 1891).]
iii. Written statements called for by the Court after the first hearing of a suit.
iv. [Repealed by the Cantonment Act, 1889 (Act No. XIII of 1889).]
v-vii. [Omitted by the Adaptation of Central Acts and Ordinances Order, 1949.]
viii. Probate of a will and letters of administration, where the amount or value of the property in respect of which the probate or letters shall be granted does not exceed two thousand taka.
ix. Application or petition to a Collector or other officer making a settlement of land-revenue, or to the 3[National Board of Revenue] or the Commissioner], relating to matters connected with the assessment of land or the ascertainment of rights thereto or interest therein, if presented previous to the final confirmation of such settlement.
x. Application relating to a supply for irrigation of water belonging to Government.
xi. Application for leave to extend cultivation, or to relinquish land, when presented to an officer of land-revenue by a person holding, under direct engagement with Government, land of which the revenue is settled, but not permanently.
xii. Application for service of notice of relinquishment of land or of enhancement of rent.
xiii. Written authority to an agent to distrain.
xiv. First application (other than a petition containing a criminal charge or information) for the summons of a witness or other person to attend either to give evidence or to produce a document, or in respect of the production or filing of an exhibit not being an affidavit made for the immediate purpose of being produced in court.
xv. Bail bonds in criminal cases, recognizances to prosecute or give evidence and recognizances for personal appearance or otherwise.
xvi. [Omitted by the Adaptation of Central Acts and Ordinances Order, 1949].
xvii. Petition by a prisoner, or other person in duress or under restraint of any Court or its officers.
xviii. Complaint of a public servant (as defined in the 4[* * *] Penal Code), a municipal officer 5[* * *].
xix. Application for permission to cut timber in Government forests, or otherwise relating to such forests.
xx. Application for the payment of money due by Government to the applicant.
xxi. Petition of appeal against the choukidari assessment under Act No. XX of 1856, or against any municipal tax.
xxii. Applications for compensation under any law for the time being in force relating to the acquisition of property for public purposes.
xxiii. [Omitted by the Adaptation of Central Acts and Ordinances Order, 1949.]
xxiv. Petition under the Christian Marriage Act, 1872, sections 45 and 48.
xxv. Petition of appeal by Government servants or servants of a Court of Wards against orders of dismissal, reduction or suspension; copies of such orders filed with such appeals, and applications for obtaining such copies.

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