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THE CHITTAGONG PORT AUTHORITY ORDINANCE, 1976

(ORDINANCE NO. LII OF 1976).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 7th July, 1976  
  
     An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of the Chittagong Port Authority.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of an Authority for the management, maintenance and development of Chittagong Port and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the proclamations of the 20th August, 1975, and 8th November, 1975, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Declaration of limits of Port
CHAPTER II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AUTHORITY
4. Establishment of the Authority
5. Management
6. The Board
7. Meetings
8. Advisory Committee
CHAPTER III
POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE AUTHORITY
9. Functions of the Authority
10. Powers of the Authority
11. Removal of vessels and equipment from docks, etc.
12. Authority to take charge of goods
13. Accommodation for Customs officers on docks, etc.
14. Dues at Customs docks, etc.
15. Registration of cargo-boat traffic
16. Right of the Authority to maintain pilots
17. Private docks, etc. prohibited
18. Power to permit erection of private docks, etc.
19. Scales of tolls, etc.
19A. Power of Authority to impose river due
20. Remission of tolls, etc.
21. Authority’s lien for tolls etc.
22. Ship owner’s lien for freight
23. Discharge of Ship owner’s lien for freight
24. Recovery of tolls, etc. by sale of goods
25. Removal of unclaimed and un cleared goods
26. Power to distrain vessels for non-payment of tolls, etc.
27. Port-clearance not to be granted till tolls, etc., paid
28. Alternative remedy by suit
29. Surplus of port dues to be paid to the Authority
30. Public landing and bathing places
CHAPTER IV
ESTABLISHMENT
31. Appointment of officers, etc.
32. Members, etc., to be public servants
33. Indemnity
34. Delegation of powers to Chairman, etc.
CHAPTER V
FINANCE
35. Authority Fund
36. Borrowing power
37. Budget
38. Audit and accounts
39. Cost of Port Police
CHAPTER VI
PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE
40. Penalty
41. Penalty for evading tolls, etc.
41A. Penalty for pollution etc.
42. Compensation for damage to property
43. Cognizance of offences
44. Recovery of dues as arrears of land revenue
CHAPTER VII
MISCELLANEOUS
45. Power of entry
46. Compulsory acquisition of land for the Authority
47. Submission of yearly reports and returns
48. Indemnity to the Authority for acts of officers, etc.
49. Limitation of suits
50. Winding up
51. Power of Government to make rules
51A. Transfer of officers on deputation
52. Power of the Authority to make regulations
53. Repeal and savings
 
 

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