Laws of Bangladesh

The Port Authorities Lands and Buildings (Recovery of Possession) Ordinance, 1962

( Ordinance NO. IX OF 1962 )

2. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(a) “allotment” means permission to occupy temporarily any premises either free of rent or on an agreed rental, without conferring any right or interest in respect thereof on the person to whom such permission has been granted;
(b) “Authorised Officer” means a Magistrate of the First Class appointed by the Government, by notification in the official Gazette, to exercise all or any of the powers of an Authorised Officer under this Ordinance;
(c) “land or building” means land or building, or part thereof, which vests in, or is in the possession or under the management or control of a Port Authority, and is used or held for purposes connected with the administration and working of the port;
(d) “lease” has the same meaning as in the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, and includes an allotment; and “lessee”, which includes his heirs, assigns, legal representatives and all persons inducted by him into the demised land, shall be construed accordingly;
(e) “major port” means a port to which the Ports Act, 1908, for the time being extends;
(f) “port authority” means an authority vested by or under any law for the time being in force with the administration of a major port;
(g) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance; and
(h) “unauthorised occupant” means a person who is in occupation of any land or building without the permission of the Port Authority, and includes-
(i) a person inducted into any land or building by the original lessee of such land or building; and
(ii) a person who remains in occupation of any land or building after the determination of the lease in respect of such land or building.

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