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THE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ORDINANCE, 1961

(EAST PAKISTAN ORDINANCE NO. XXXVII OF 1961).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 16th October, 1961  
  
     1 2 An Ordinance to establish an Agricultural 3[ Development] Corporation for the purpose of increasing agricultural production in Bangladesh.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to establish an Agricultural 4[ Development] Corporation for the purpose of increasing agricultural production in Bangladesh;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Presidential Proclamation of the seventh day of October, 1958, and having received a direction in that behalf under clause (2) of Article 5 of the Laws (Continuance in Force) Order, 1958, from the President, the Governor is pleased, in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, to make and promulgate the following Ordinance, namely:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
CHAPTER II
ESTABLISHMENT, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION OF THE CORPORATION
3. Establishment and incorporation
4. Management and administration
5. Constitution of the Board
6. Appointment of Chairman
7. Disqualifications, removal and transfer of Chairman and Directors
8. Appointment of officers, etc.
9. Recruitment, conditions of service and disciplinary powers
10. Meetings of the Board
11. Forwarding of agenda, etc., to Government
12. Delegation of powers
CHAPTER III
FUNCTIONS OF THE CORPORATION
13. Functions
14. Additional functions in Project Areas
CHAPTER IV
POWERS OF THE CORPORATION
15. General powers
16. Power regarding use of land
17. Power to control letting of land and rights of tenants
18. Powers regarding improvement of communications
19. Power to make surveys or contribute towards their cost
20. Power of entry
CHAPTER V
PLANS, PROJECTS AND SCHEMES
21. Outline plans
22. Development Schemes and Projects
23. Declaration of Project Area
24. Powers and functions of the Corporation in a Project Area
25. Delegation or entrustment by the Government of powers and functions to the Corporation
26. Subsidiary organisations
27. Commercial transactions
28. Withdrawal of the Corporation from a Project Area
CHAPTER VI
SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO LAND DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES AND PROJECTS
29. Schemes and projects for development
30. Notice of scheme or project and supply of documents
31. Notice of proposed acquisition of land or levy of development fee
32. Abandonment of project or application to the Government to sanction it
33. Power to sanction, reject or return a scheme or project
34. Notification of sanction of any scheme or project
35. Alteration of scheme or project after sanction
36. Inclusion of different areas in combined scheme or project
37. Passing over of works and services to local Authorities
CHAPTER VII
ACQUISITION, ABANDONMENT OF ACQUISITION AND LEVY OF DEVELOPMENT FEE
38. Modification of Act I of 1894
39. Acquisition in urgent cases
40. Tribunals
41. Appeals
42. Abandonment of acquisition
43. Fresh acquisition
CHAPTER VIII
FINANCE
44. Corporation Fund
45. Development Fee
46. Other fees and charges
47. Grants-in-aids
48. Power of the Corporation to borrow money
49. Custody and investments of funds
50. The Budget
CHAPTER IX
RULES, REGULATIONS AND NOTICES
51. Power to make rules
52. Power to make regulations
53. Stamping signature on notices or bills
54. Method of giving public notice
55. Service notice
56. Disobedience to Ordinance or notice
57. Powers of the Corporation to execute works on failure to comply with notice
58. Liability of occupier to pay in default of owner
59. Right of occupier to execute work in default of owner
60. Procedure upon opposition to execution by occupier
61. Recovery of cost of works by the occupier
62. Relief to agents and trustees
63. Penalty for removing fence, etc.
64. Penalty for obstructing contractor or removing mark
65. Power of Corporation in cases of squatters and trespassers
66. Penalty for unauthorised cultivation, etc.
67. Additional powers of the Chairman of the Corporation in regard to offences
CHAPTER X
SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS
68. Chairman etc., deemed public servants
69. Contribution by the Corporation towards leave, allowances and pension of Government servant
70. Authority for prosecution
71. Recovery of dues
72. Powers of Chairman as to institution, etc., of legal proceedings and obtaining legal advice
73. Indemnity to the Corporation
74. Notice of suit against the Corporation, etc.
75. Mode of proof of the Corporation records
76. Restriction on the summoning of the Corporation servants to produce documents
77. Validation of acts and proceedings
78. General power of the Corporation to pay compensation
79. Compensation for damage to Corporation’s property
CHAPTER XI
AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS
80. Accounts and audit
81. Annual Report
CHAPTER XII
DISSOLUTION
82. Dissolution of the Corporation
SCHEDULE
 
 

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