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THE PUBLIC DEMANDS RECOVERY ACT, 1913

(BENGAL ACT NO. III OF 1913).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 30th April, 1913  
  
     1 An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the recovery of public demands in Bangladesh.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the recovery of public demands in Bangladesh;

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It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, commencement and extent
2. [Repealed]
3. Definitions
PART II
FILING, SERVICE AND EFFECT OF CERTIFICATES, AND HEARING OF OBJECTIONS THERETO
4. Filing of certificate for public demand payable to Collector
5. Requisition for certificate in other cases
6. Filing of certificate on requisition
7. Service of notice and copy of certificate on certificate-debtor
8. Effect of service of notice of certificate
9. Filing of petition denying liability
10. Hearing and determining of such petition
10A. Special provisions relating to certificate for the recovery of certain dues.
PART III
EXECUTION OF CERTIFICATE
11. Who may execute certificate
12. Transmission of certificate to another Certificate-officer for execution
13. When certificate may be executed
14. Modes of execution
15. [Omitted]
16. Interest, costs and charges recoverable
Attachment.
17. Attachment of property
18. Payment of moneys, contrary to attachment, to be void
19. Attachment of decree
Sale
20. Purchaser’s title
21. Suit against purchaser not maintainable on ground of purchase being on behalf of plaintiff
Setting aside sale.
22. Application to set aside sale of immovable property on deposit
23. Application to set aside sale of immovable property on ground of non-service of notice or irregularity
24. Application to set aside sale on ground that certificate-debtor had no saleable interest or that property did not exist
25. Sale when to become absolute or be set aside
Disposal of proceeds of execution.
26. Disposal of proceeds of execution
Resistance to purchaser after sale.
27. Application by purchaser resisted or obstructed in obtaining possession of immovable property
28. Procedure on such application
Arrest, Detention and Release.
29. Power to arrest and detention
30. Release from arrest and re-arrest
31. Detention in, and release from, prison
32. Release on ground of illness
33. Prohibition of arrest or detention of women and persons under disability
PART IV
REFERENCE TO CIVIL COURT
34. Suit in Civil Court to have certificate cancelled or modified
35. Grounds for cancellation or modification of certificate by Civil Court
36. Suit to recover possession of, or to set aside sale of, immovable property, where notice of certificate not served
37. General bar to jurisdiction of Civil Courts, save where fraud alleged
PART V
RULES
38. Effect of rules in Schedule II
39. Power of Board of Revenue to make rules as to procedure
40. Publication and effect of rules made under section 39
PART VI
SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS
41. Persons under disability
42. Continuance of certificates
43. Procedure on death of certificate-debtor
44. Cancellation of certificates
45. Costs
46. Compensation
47. Entry into dwelling-house
48. Application of Act XVIII of 1850
49. Officer to have powers of Civil Court for certain purposes
50. Control over officers
51. Appeal
52. Bar to second appeals
53. Revision
54. Review
54A. Government may empower certain officers
55. Saving of other Acts
56. Application of the Limitation Act, 1908
57. Certificate-officer deemed to be a Court
58. Penalties
59. Signature of documents by ministerial officers
60. [Repealed]
61. [Repealed]
62. [Repealed]
63. [Repealed]
64. [Repealed]
SCHEDULE
 
 

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