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18/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Town Improvement Act, 1953 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XIII OF 1953 )

Chapter III

IMPROVEMENT SCHEMES AND RE-HOUSING SCHEMES

Reference of disputes to Tribunal
64. (1) If any question or dispute arises-
 
 
 
 
(a) between the Kartripakkha and the previous owner of any street or square or part thereof which was vested in the Kartripakkha under section 56 and has been altered or closed by them, as to the sufficiency of the compensation paid or proposed to be paid under sub-section (3) of that section, or
 
 
 
 
(b) between the Kartripakkha and any person who was entitled, otherwise than as a mere licensee, to use as a means of access any street or square or part thereof which has been vested in the Kartripakkha under section 56,-
 
 
 
 
(i) as to whether the alteration or closing of such street, square or part causes damage or substantial inconvenience to owners of property adjacent thereto or to residents in the neighbourhood, or
 
 
 
 
(ii) as to whether the other means of access provided or proposed to be provided under sub-section (4) of the said section 56 are reasonably sufficient, or
 
 
(iii) as to the sufficiency of any compensation paid or proposed to be paid under the said sub-section (4), or
 
 
 
 
(c) between the Kartripakkha and any person, as to the sufficiency of any compensation paid or proposed to be paid to him under section 62, section 63 or section 72,
 
 
 
 
the matter shall be determined by the Tribunal, if referred to it either by the Kartripakkha or by the claimant, within a period of three months from-
 
 
 
 
in case (a) or case (b) – the date on which the street or square or part thereof was altered or closed by the Kartripakkha, or
 
 
 
 
in case (c) – the date on which the said person was informed of the decision of the Kartripakkha fixing the amount of compensation to be paid to him;
 
 
 
 
and the determination of the tribunal shall be final.
 
 
 
 
(2) If a reference to the Tribunal be not made within the period prescribed by sub-section (1), the decision of the Kartripakkha shall be final.
 
 
 
 
(3) [Omitted by section 19 of the Town Improvement (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XXIX of 1987).]

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