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THE ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES ACT, 1957

(ACT NO. III OF 1957).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 6th March, 1957  
  
     An Act to provide for price control and regulation of trade and commerce 1[ between different areas in Bangladesh in respect of certain commodities].
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for price control and regulation of trade and commerce 2[ between different areas in Bangladesh] in respect of certain commodities;



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 [Repealed]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

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