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THE GENERAL CLAUSES ACT, 1897

(ACT NO. X OF 1897).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 11th March, 1897  
  
    An Act to consolidate and extend the General Clauses Acts, 1868 and 1887.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and extend the General Clauses Acts, 1868 and 1887; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title
2. [Repealed]
GENERAL DEFINITIONS
3. Definitions
4. Application of foregoing definitions to previous enactments
4A. Application of certain definitions to all Bangladesh laws
GENERAL RULES OF CONSTRUCTION
5. Coming into operation of enactments
5A. [Omitted]
6. Effect of repeal
6A. Repeal of Act making textual amendment in Act or Regulation
7. Revival of repealed enactments
8. Construction of references to repealed enactments
9. Commencement and termination of time
10. Computation of time
11. Measurement of distances
12. Duty to be taken pro rata in enactments
13. Gender and number
13A. [Omitted]
POWES AND FUNCTIONARIES
14. Powers conferred to be exercisable from time to time
15. Power to appoint to include power to appoint ex-officio
16. Power to appoint to include power to suspend or dismiss
17. Substitution of functionaries
18. Successors
19. Official chiefs and subordinates
PROVISION AS TO ORDERS, RULES, ETC., MADE UNDER ENACTMENTS
20. Construction of orders, etc., issued under enactments
21. Power to make to include power to add to, amend, vary or rescind, orders, rules or bye-laws
22. Making of rules or bye-laws and issuing of orders between passing and commencement of enactment
23. Provisions applicable to making of rules or bye-laws after previous publication
24. Continuation of orders, etc., issued under enactments repealed and re-enacted
MISCELLANEOUS
25. Recovery of fines
26. Provision as to offences punishable under two or more enactments
27. Meaning of service by post
28. Citation of enactments
29. Saving for previous enactments, rules and bye-laws
30. Application of Act to Ordinances
30A. [Repealed]
31. Application of Act to Orders made by the President
 
 

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