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03/02/2023
Laws of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) Order, 1972 (President's Order)

( PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 98 OF 1972 )

7. 1[(1)] 2[ By the 31st day of January, 1973], the head of every family holding land in excess of one hundred standard bighas within the meaning of Article 5, shall submit to the Revenue-officer, within whose jurisdiction he resides, a statement, in such form and manner as may be prescribed, showing the particulars of all lands-
 
 
(i) held by all the members of the family on the date of submission of the statement,
 
 
(ii) transferred by them after the 3[ 20th day of February, 1972], and
 
 
(iii) the family chooses to surrender to the Government as provided in Article 6 4[:
 
 
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6[(2) By the 31st day of January, 1973, the head of a body holding land in excess of one hundred standard bighas shall submit to the Revenue-officer, within whose jurisdiction he resides or the body has its principal office or ordinarily carries on its business, a statement, in such form and manner as may be prescribed, showing the particulars of all lands-
 
 
(i) held by the body on the date of submission of the statement, and
 
 
(ii) the body chooses to surrender to the Government as provided in Article 6.
 
 
(3) The Government may extend the time for submission of statements under this Article in all cases or in any particular case or class of cases or in respect of any area up to such date as it thinks fit.]

  • 1
    Article 7 was renumbered as clause (1) by section 6 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. III of 1982)
  • 2
    The words, figures, letters and comma “By the 31st day of January, 1973 ” were substituted for the words “Within sixty days from the date of commencement of this Order” by Article 6 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 138 of 1972)
  • 3
    The words, figures and comma “20th day of February, 1972” were substituted for the words, comma and figure “16th day of December, 1971” by Article 7 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Second Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 154 of 1972)
  • 4
    The colon (:) was substituted for the full-stop (.) and thereafter the proviso was added by Article 2 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Order, 1973 (President’s Order No. 6 of 1973)
  • 5
    The proviso was omitted by section 6 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. III of 1982)
  • 6
    Clauses (2) and (3) were added by section 6 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. III of 1982)
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