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THE PRINTING PRESSES AND PUBLICATIONS (DECLARATION AND REGISTRATION) ACT, 1973

(ACT NO. XXIII OF 1973).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 22nd September, 1973  
  
     An Act to provide for declaration for the keeping of printing presses and the printing and publication of newspapers and for registration of books.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for declaration for the keeping of printing presses and the printing and publication of newspapers and for registration of books, and for matters connected therewith;



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and commencement
2. Definitions
1PART IA
PRESS APPELLATE BOARD
2A. Press Appellate Board
PART II
PRINTING PRESSES
3. Particulars to be printed on books and papers
4. Keeper of printing press to make declaration
PART III
PRINTING AND PUBLICATION OF NEWSPAPERS
5. Publication of newspapers
6. Name of the editor to be printed on the newspaper
7. Declaration of the printer and publisher
8. No minor to be printer, publisher or editor
9. Effect of non-publication of newspaper
10. Effect of change of language, periodicity or place of publication
11. Effect, if printer or publisher leaves Bangladesh
12. Authentication of the declaration
13. Deposit of authenticated declaration
14. Inspection and supply of copies of the declaration
15. Copy of declaration or newspaper to be prima facie evidence
16. New declaration by person who have signed declaration and subsequently ceased to be printers or publishers
17. Authentication and filing of declaration under section 16
18. Inspection and supply of copies of declaration under section 16
19. Putting copy of declaration under section 16 in evidence
20. Cancellation of authentication
20A. Power to declare certain publications forfeited and to issue search warrants for the same
PART IV
UNAUTHORISED NEWS-SHEETS AND NEWSPAPERS
21. Authorisation of persons to publish news-sheets
22. Power to seize and destroy unauthorised news-sheets and newspapers
23. Power to seize and forfeit presses producing unauthorised news-sheets and newspapers
PART V
DELIVERY OF BOOKS AND NEWSPAPERS
24. Copies of books printed to be delivered gratis to Government
25. Receipt of copies delivered under section 24
26. Copies of newspapers to be delivered gratis to Government
PART VI
REGISTRATION OF BOOKS
27. Registration of memoranda of books
28. Publication of the memoranda of books
PART VII
PENALTIES FOR OFFENCES UNDER FOREGOING PROVISIONS
29. Penalty for contravention of section 3
30. Penalty for keeping press without making declaration
31. Punishment for making false statement
32. Penalty for printing or publishing in contravention of the provisions of this Act
33. Penalty for disseminating unauthorised news-sheets and newspaper
34. Penalty for not delivering books
35. Penalty for failure to supply copies of newspapers gratis to Government
36. Recovery of forfeitures and disposal thereof and of fines
PART VIII
MISCELLANEOUS
37. Appointment of officers
38. Conduct of searches
39. Offences by companies
40. Power to make rules
41. Repeals and savings
SCHEDULE
 
 

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