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THE CONTROL OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES ACT, 1956

(EAST PAKISTAN ACT NO. I OF 1956).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 22nd September, 1956  
  
    An Act to provide for powers to control the production, treatment, keeping, storage, movement, transport, supply, distribution, disposal, acquisition, use or consumption of, and trade and commerce in, certain commodities. 1
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for powers to control the production, treatment, keeping, storage, movement, transport, supply, distribution, disposal, acquisition, use or consumption of, and trade and commerce in, certain commodities within 2[ Bangladesh];



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Powers to control production, supply, distribution, etc., of essential commodities
4. Delegation of powers
5. Effect of orders inconsistent with other enactments
6. Penalties
7. Attempts and abetments
8. Offences by Corporations
9. False statement
10. Cognizance of offences
11. Power to try offences summarily
12. Special provision regarding fines
13. Presumption as to orders
14. Burden of proof in certain cases
15. Protection of action taken under Act
16. [Repealed.]
 
 

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