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THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES ORDINANCE, 1983

(ORDINANCE NO. XXXIX OF 1983).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 18th August, 1983  
  
     An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of National Archives for the collection, preservation, maintenance and administration of permanent records and archives of the Government.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of National Archives for the collection, preservation, maintenance and administration of permanent records and archives of the Government and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 24th March, 1982, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Chief Martial Law Administrator is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title
2. Definitions
3. Establishment of the National Archives
4. Advisory Council
5. Meetings of the Advisory Council
6. Functions of the Advisory Council
7. Appointment of Director
8. Powers and duties of the Director
9. Selection and transfer of public records to the National Archives
10. Destruction of records
11. Access of public to public records
12. Procedure relating to documents where public office is to be closed down
13. Records of Commissions
14. Documents and manuscripts in private possession
15. Prohibition of export of certain documents and manuscripts from Bangladesh
16. Official seal
17. Authentication of copies and extracts
18. Deposit in the National Archives of public and private records received for permanent preservation
19. Temporary transfer of records from National Archives
20. Annual report
21. Penalties
22. Power to make rules
SCHEDULE
 
 

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