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THE PRESS COUNCIL ACT, 1974

(ACT NO. XXV OF 1974).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 14th February, 1974  
  
    An Act to establish a Press Council.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to establish a Press Council for the purpose of preserving the freedom of the Press and maintaining and improving the standard of newspapers and news agencies in Bangladesh;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title
2. Definitions
3. Establishment of the Council
4. Composition of the Council
5. Term of office of Chairman and members
6. Conditions of service of Chairman and members
7. Committees
8. Meetings of the Council
9. Vacancies, etc. not to invalidate acts or proceedings of the Council
10. Appointment of Secretary, etc.
11. Object and functions of the Council
12. Power to warn, admonish and censure
13. General powers of the Council
14. Payments to the Council
15. Fund of the Council
16. Budget of the Council
17. Annual report
18. Accounts and audit
19. Authentication of orders, etc. of the Council
20. Protection of certain actions
21. Public servants
22. Winding up
23. Power to make rules
24. Power to make regulations
 
 

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