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15/07/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The State Acquisition and Tenancy Act, 1950 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XXVIII OF 1951 )

Chapter IV

PREPARATION OF RECORD-OF-RIGHTS

Preparation of record-of-rights
17. (1) The Government may, with a view to acquisition under the provisions of this Act of the interests of all rent-receivers within any district, part of a district or local area and of such other interests in land therein as are liable to be acquired under the provisions of this Act, and with a view to the assessment of compensation payable for all such interests including the interests which have already been acquired under Chapter II, make an order directing-
 
 
 
 
(a) that a record-of-rights be prepared in respect of such district, part of a district or local area, or
 
 
 
 
(b) that the record-of-rights, last prepared and finally published under Chapter X of the Bengal Tenancy Act, 1885, in respect of such district, part of a district or local area, be revised,
 
 
by a Revenue-officer in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter and with such rules as may be made in this behalf by the Government.
 
 
 
 
(2) If any order has been made under section 101 of the Bengal Tenancy Act, 1885, or under section 117 of the Sylhet Tenancy Act, 1936, for the preparation of a record-of-rights in respect of any district, part of a district or local area, but the preparation of such record-of-rights has not been completed or such record-of-rights has not been finally published at the time when an order is made under sub-section (1) for the preparation or revision of a record-of-rights in respect of such district, part or area, then on the making of an order under the said sub-section, all further proceedings relating to the preparation of the record-of-rights under the said Act shall be stayed; and such record-of-rights shall be prepared in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter and with such rules as may be made in this behalf by the Government:
 
 
 
 
Provided that any proceedings in respect of the preparation of such record-of-rights commenced under Chapter X of the Bengal Tenancy Act, 1885, or under Chapter IX of the Sylhet Tenancy Act, 1936, and undertaken prior to the publication of the draft of such record-of-rights under section 103A of the Bengal Tenancy Act, 1885, or under section 119 of the Sylhet Tenancy Act, 1936, as the case may be, shall, for the purposes of the preparation of such record-of-rights under this Chapter, be deemed to have been commenced and undertaken under this Chapter.
 
 
 
 
(3) A notification in the official Gazette of an order under sub-section (1) shall be conclusive evidence that the order has been duly made.

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