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THE ORPHANAGES AND WIDOWS’ HOMES ACT, 1944

(BENGAL ACT NO. III OF 1944).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 29th June, 1944  
  
     An Act to provide for the better control and supervision of orphanages, widows’ homes and marriage bureaux, in Bangladesh. 1
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the better control and supervision of orphanages, widows’ homes and marriage bureaux, in Bangladesh;



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Act not to apply to certain institutions
4. Prohibition to open or to carry on an orphanage, a widows’ home or a marriage bureau without a licence
5. Licence to open or to carry on an orphanage, a widows’ home or a marriage bureau
6. Suspension or cancellation of licence
7. Inspection of the institution
8. Penalty
9. Prosecution
10. Jurisdiction
11. Power to make rules
 
 

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