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14/04/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Representation of the People Order, 1972 (President's Order)

( PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 155 OF 1972 )

1Chapter IIIA

ELECTION EXPENSES

44C. (1) Every election agent of a contesting candidate shall, within 2[thirty days] after the publication of the name of the returned candidate under Article 19, or Article 39, submit to the Returning Officer a return of election expenses in the prescribed form containing-
 
 
(a) a statement of all payments made by him 3[each day] together with all the bill and receipts;
 
 
4[(aa) a statement certified by the scheduled bank refered to in clause (a) of article 44BB showing the amount deposited in and withdrawn from the account opened under that clause;]
 
 
(b) a statement of the amount of personal expenditure, if any, incurred by the contesting candidate;
 
 
(c) a statement of all disputed claims of which the election agent is aware;
 
 
(d) a statemer of all unpaid claims, if any, of which the election agent is aware;
 
 
5[(e) a statement of all sums received from any sources, together with evidence of such receipts, for the purpose of election expenses, specifying the name of every such source.]
 
 
(2) The return submitted under clause (1) shall be accompanied by an affidavit sworn severally by the contesting candidate and his election agent or, where a contesting candidate is his own election agent, only by such candidate.
 
 
6[(3) A copy of return submitted under clause (1), together with a copy of the affidavit mentioned in clause (2), shall be sent by the election agent to the Commission by registered post at the time of their submission to the Returning Officer.]

  • 1
    CHAPTER IIIA was inserted by section 3 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. IV of 1985).
  • 2
    The words “thirty days” were substituted for words “fifteen days” by section 17 of Representation of the People Order (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act. No. XIII of 2009).
  • 3
    The words “each day” were inserted by section 3 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. X of 1991)
  • 4
    Sub-clause (aa) was inserted by section 5 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1996 (Act No. XIII of 1996)
  • 5
    Sub-clause (e) was substituted by section 4 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. X of 1991)
  • 6
    Clause (3) was inserted by section 4 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. X of 1991)
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