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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 )

13. The Government shall pay compensation for all excess lands 1[vested in the Government under clause (2) of Article 10], and also for all excess lands acquired by a family by inheritance which have vested in the Government under Article 12, at the following rates, namely:-
 
 
(a) where the total quantity of land 2[so vested] does not exceed fifty standard bighas, twenty per centum of the market value of such land; and
 
 
(b) where the total quantity of land 3[so vested] exceeds fifty standard bighas,-
 
 
(i) for fifty standard bighas, twenty per centum of the market value of such land, and
 
 
(ii) for the balance, ten per centum of the market value of such land:
 
 
Provided that the family 4[or body] shall be given the choice to select the lands for the purpose of assessment of compensation under sub-clause (i) of clause (b):
 
 
Provided further that no compensation shall be payable for any excess land acquired by a family by inheritance which has vested in the Government under Article 12, unless the head of the family submits the full particulars of such land to the Revenue-officer within thirty days of such acquisition.

  • 1
    The words, figures and brackets “vested in the Government under clause (2) of Article 10” were substituted for the words and figures “surrendered by a family and accepted under Article 10” by Article 10 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Second Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 154 of 1972)
  • 2
    The words “so vested” were substituted for the words “so accepted or vested” by Article 10 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Second Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 154 of 1972)
  • 3
    The words “so vested” were substituted for the words “so accepted or vested” by Article 10 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Second Amendment) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 154 of 1972)
  • 4
    The words “or body” were inserted by section 10 of the Bangladesh Land Holding (Limitation) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. III of 1982)
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