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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 VIA

REGISTRATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES WITH THE COMMISSION

90F. (1) Subject to the provision of clause (2), a registered political party shall be entitled to-
 
(a) receive donation or grants from any person, company, group of companies or non-government organization except the sources mentioned in clause (1) of Article 44CC :
 
Provided that such amount of donation or grants shall not exceed the following limits, in a calendar year-
 
 
(i) in the case of a person, taka 2[ten] lakh or property or service equivalent to it ;
 
(ii) in the case of a company or organization, taka 3[fifty] lakh or property or service equivalent to it ;
 
(b) one of the prescribed symbols for all the candidates set up by it in any election under this Order or rules according to the preference indicated by it and the symbols so allotted shall be kept reserved for it, unless it indicates its preference for any other prescribed symbol available ;
 
(c) one set of election rolls in compact disk (CD) or digital versatile disk (DVD) or any other electronic format at free of cost ;
 
 
(d) broadcasting and telecasting facilities in the state-owned media during the general election to Parliament according to the principles and guidelines prescribed by the Commission ; and
 
(e) be consulted with by the Commission in respect of any matter relating to election, particularly problems of and measures for holding election fairly, peacefully and in accordance with this Order and rules.
 
 
(2) No registered political party shall receive any gift, donation, grant or money from any other country, or non-government organization assisted by foreign aid or from any person who is not a Bangladeshi by birth or any organization established or maintained by such person.
 

  • 1
    CHAPTER VIA was substituted by section 25 of Representation of the People Order (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act. No. XIII of 2009).
  • 2
    The word “ten” was substituted for the word “five” by section 18(a) of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. LI of 2013).
  • 3
    The word “fifty” was substituted for the words “twenty five” by section 18(b) of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. LI of 2013).
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