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22/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Navy Ordinance, 1961

( Ordinance NO. XXXV OF 1961 )

Chapter I

PRELIMINARY

Persons subject to this Ordinance
2. (1) The following persons shall be subject to this Ordinance, wherever they may be, namely:-
 
 
 
 
(a) officers on the active list of officers of the Bangladesh Navy, and 1[sailors] of the Bangladesh Navy;
 
 
(b) officers on the retired or emergency lists of officers of the Bangladesh Navy, when ordered on any duty or service for which as such officers they are so liable;
 
 
 
 
(c) persons belonging to any of the Bangladesh Naval Reserve Forces when called up for training, exercise or service (including active service) in pursuance of regulations;
 
 
 
 
(d) persons belonging to any auxiliary force raised in Bangladesh to which this Ordinance is applied to such extent and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.
 
 
 
 
(2) The following persons, not otherwise subject to this Ordinance shall be so subject to such extent and under such conditions as the Government may direct:-
 
 
 
 
(a) persons subject to the 2[Army Act], 1952 or the 3[Air Force Act], 1953-
 
 
 
 
(i) when seconded for service with the Bangladesh Navy; or
 
 
 
 
(ii) when embarked for passage on board any of the naval ships;
 
 
 
 
(b) persons, other than those mentioned in the last preceding clause, when embarked as passengers on board any of the naval ships;
 
 
 
 
(c) persons who are employed by, or are in the service of, or are followers of, or accompany any body or member of the naval force on active service.
 
 
 
 
(3) Persons not otherwise subject to this Ordinance, shall be so subject if they are accused of-
 
 
 
 
(i) seducing or attempting to seduce any person subject to this Ordinance from his duty or allegiance to Government, or
 
 
(ii) having committed, in relation to any work of defence, arsenal, naval, military or air force establishment or station, ship or aircraft or otherwise in relation to the naval, military or air force affairs of Bangladesh, an offence under the Official Secrets Act, 1923.

  • 1
    The word “sailors” was substituted for the word “ratings” by section 3(c) of the Navy (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. XXVI of 2016).
  • 2
    The words “Army Act” were substituted for the words “Pakistan Army Act” by section 3(d) of the Navy (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. XXVI of 2016).
  • 3
    The words “Air Force Act” were substituted for the words “Pakistan Air Force Act” by section 3(e) of the Navy (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. XXVI of 2016).
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