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17/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The General Clauses Act, 1897

( ACT NO. X OF 1897 )

GENERAL DEFINITIONS

Application of certain definitions to all Bangladesh laws
1[4A. (1) The definitions in section 3 of the expressions
 
 
2[* * *] 3[Act of Parliament] 4[* * *] "Chief Revenue Authority", "Gazette", "Government", "Government contracts", "Government debts", "Government grants", "Government liabilities", "Government property", "Government securities", "High Court", 5[High Court Division"] 6[* * *], "official Gazette", 7[Bangladesh laws] 8[* * *] and "suits by or against Government" apply also, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, to all 9[Bangladesh laws].
 
 
(2) In any 10[Bangladesh law], references to the 11[Government] in any provision conferring power to make appointments to the civil services of, or civil posts under, the
 
 
12[Government] include references to such person as the 13[Government] may direct, and in any provision conferring power to make rules prescribing the conditions of service of persons serving the 14[Government] in a civil capacity include references to any person authorized by the 15[Government] to make rules for the purpose.
 
 
(3) The references in any 16[Bangladesh law] to servants of or under, or to service of or under, 17[the Government], to property of, or belonging to, or vested in, the 18[Government], and to forfeitures to 19[the Government] shall be construed as references respectively to persons in the service of the 20[Government], to the service of the Government, to property vested in the Government and to forfeitures to the Government.]

  • 1
    Article 4A was inserted by Article 5 of the Government of India (Adaptation of Indian Laws) Order, 1937.
  • 2
    The words "British India", "Central Government", "Central Legislature" were omitted by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 3
    The words "Act of Parliament" were substituted, for the words "Central Act" by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 4
    The words "British India", "Central Government", "Central Legislature" were omitted by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 5
    The words "High Court Division" were inserted by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 6
    The words "India", "Indian State", and Provincial Government" were omitted by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 7
    The words "Bangladesh Laws" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan laws" by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 8
    The words "India", "Indian State", and Provincial Government" were omitted by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 9
    The words "Bangladesh Laws" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan laws" by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 10
    The words "Bangladesh Law" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan law" by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 11
    The word "Government" was substituted, for the words "Provincial Government or the Central Government" by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 12
    The word "Government" was substituted, for the word "State" by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 13
    The word "Government" was substituted, for the words and commas "Provincial Government or the Central Government, as the case may be," by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 14
    The word "Government" was substituted, for the word "State" by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 15
    The word "Government" was substituted, for the words and commas "Provincial Government or the Central Government, as the case may be," by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 16
    The words "Bangladesh Law" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan Law" by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 17
    The words "the Government" were substituted, for the words "a Government or a Province" by the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 18
    The word "Government" was substituted, for the words "Secretary of State in Council or a Government or a Province" by Article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 19
    The words "the Government" were substituted, for the words "a Government or a Province" by the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
  • 20
    The word "Government" was substituted, for the word "State" by article 6 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972).
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