Laws of Bangladesh

The Navy Ordinance, 1961

( Ordinance NO. XXXV OF 1961 )

Chapter III


Enrolment and Junior Commission
12. (1) The terms and conditions of service of 1[sailors], and the manner and procedure of their enrolment shall be such as may be specified in the regulations.
(2) No person shall be enrolled as a sailor in the Bangladesh Navy for an initial period of engagement exceeding such period as may be prescribed.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force,-
(a) the enrolment of any person under this Ordinance shall be binding on him both during his minority and after he attains majority;
(b) neither the parent or guardian of a minor duly enrolled under this Ordinance nor any other person shall be entitled to claim custody of the said minor as against the Government or any of its officers or other persons set over him.
(4) and (5) [Omitted by section 7 of the Navy (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. XXVI of 2016).]

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    The word “sailors” was substituted for the word “ratings” by section 3(c) of the Navy (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. XXVI of 2016).
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