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THE ACQUISITION OF WASTE LAND ACT, 1950

(EAST BENGAL ACT NO. XIX OF 1950).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 18th May, 1950  
  
     An Act to provide for the acquisition for public purposes of waste land in Bangladesh. 1
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the acquisition for public purposes of waste land in Bangladesh;



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title and extent
2. Definitions
3. Publication of preliminary notification and powers of officers on the issue of such notification
4. Objections
5. Declaration that land is required for a public purpose
6. Order for acquisition
7. Notice to persons interested
8. Power to require and enforce the making of statements as to names and interests
9. Power to take possession
10. Enquiry and award by Collector
11. Power to summon and enforce attendance of witnesses and production of documents
12. Principles of determining compensation
13. Apportionment of compensation
14. Special powers in cases of urgency
15. Appeal
16. Bar to jurisdiction of Civil Courts
17. Modification of the award according to the decision of the appellate authority
18. Payment of compensation
19. Investment of money awarded in respect of land belonging to person incompetent to alienate
20. Payment of interest
21. Service of notices
22. Penalty for obstructing acquisition of land
23. Magistrate to enforce surrender
24. Completion of acquisition not compulsory
25. Exemption from stamp-duty and fees
26. Protection of action taken under the Act
27. Power to make rules
 
 

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