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22/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The General Clauses Act, 1897

( ACT NO. X OF 1897 )

GENERAL RULES OF CONSTRUCTION

Coming into operation of enactments
5. 1[(1) Where any Act of Parliament is not expressed to come into operation on any particular day, then it shall come into operation,(a) in the case of an Act of Parliament to which this Act was applicable before the 26th day of March, 1971, on the date on which it receives the assent; and
 
 
(b) in the case of any other Act of Parliament, the day on which the assent is first published in the official Gazette;]
 
 
(2) 2[Omitted by the Central Laws Order, 1961, Article 2 and Schedule.]
 
 
(3) Unless the contrary is expressed, [an Act of Parliament] or Regulation shall be construed as coming into operation immediately on the expiration of the day preceding its commencement.

  • 1
    Sub-section (1) was substituted, for sub-section (1) by Article 7 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972)
  • 2
    The words "an Act of Parliament" were substituted, for the words "a Central Act" by Article 7 of the General Clauses (Amendment) Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 147 of 1972)
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