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THE ADMINISTRATOR GENERAL’S ACT, 1913

(ACT NO. III OF 1913).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 27th February, 1913  
  
     1 An Act to consolidate and amend the Law relating to the office and duties of Administrator General.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the Law relating to the office and duties of Administrator General; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Interpretation clause
PART II
THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATOR GENERAL
3. Appointment of administrators General
4. Appointment and powers of Deputy Administrators General
5. Administrator General to be a corporation sole, to have perpetual succession and official seal, and to sue and be sued in his corporate name
PART III
RIGHTS, POWERS, DUTIES AND LIABILITIES OF THE ADMINISTRATOR GENERAL
(a) Grants of letters of administration and probate
6. As regards Administrator General, High Court Division to be deemed a Court of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of granting probate or letter of administration
7. Administrator General entitled to letters of administration, unless granted to next-of-kin
8. Administrator General entitled to letters of administration in preference to creditor, non-universal legatee or friends
9. When Administrator General is to administer estates of persons other than exempted persons
10. Power to direct Administrator General to apply for administration
11. Power to direct Administrator General to collect and hold assets until right of succession or administration is determined
12. Grant of probate or letters of administration to person appearing in the course of proceedings taken by Administrator General under sections 9, 10 and 11
13. Grant of administration to Administrator General in certain cases
14. Administrator General not precluded from applying for letters within one month after death
(b) Estates of Persons subject to the Army Act or the Air Force Act.
15. [Omitted]
16. [Omitted]
17. [Omitted]
(c) Revocation of grants
18. Recall of Administrator General’s administration, and grant of probate, etc., to executor or next-of-kin
19. Cost of obtaining administration, etc., may, on revocation, be ordered to be paid to Administrator General out of assets
20. After revocation, letters granted to Administrator General to be deemed as to him to have been voidable only
21. Payments made by Administrator General prior to revocation
(d) General
22. Administrator General’s petition for grant of letters of administration
23. Name in which probate or letters to be granted
24. Effect of probate or letters granted to Administrator General
25. Transfer by private executor or a administrator of interest under probate or letters
26. Distribution of assets
27. Appointment of official Trustee as trustee of assets after completion of administration
28. Power for High Court Division to give directions regarding administration of estate
29. No security nor oath to be required from Administrator General
Manner in which petitions to be verified by Administrator General and his Deputy
Entry of Administrator General not to constitute notice of a trust
30. Power to examine on oath
(e) Grant of Certificates
31. In what case Administrator General may grant certificate
32. Grant of certificate to creditors and power to take charge of certain estates
33. Administrator General not bound to grant certificate unless satisfied of claimant’s title, etc.
34. Effect of certificate
35. Revocation of certificate
36. Surrender of revoked certificate
36A. Payment to holder of certificate before it is revoked
37. Administrator General not bound to take out administration on account of assets for which he has granted certificate
38. Transfer of certain assets from Bangladesh, to executor or administrator in country of domicile for distribution
(f) Liability
39. Liability of Government
40. Creditors’ suits against Administrator General
41. Notice of suit not required in certain cases
PART IV
FEES
42. Fees
43. Disposal of fees
PART V
AUDIT OF THE ADMINISTRATOR GENERAL’S ACCOUNTS
44. Audit of Administrator General’s accounts
45. Auditors to examine accounts and report to Government
46. Power of auditors to summon and examine witnesses, and to call for documents
47. Costs of audit, etc.
PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS
48. General powers of administration
49. Power of person beneficially interested to inspect Administrator General’s accounts, etc., and take copies
50. Power to make rules
51. False evidence
52. Assets unclaimed for twelve years to be transferred to Government
53. Mode of proceeding by claimant to recover principal money so transferred.
54. District Judge in certain cases to take charge of property of deceased persons, and to report to Administrator General
55. Succession Act and Companies Act not to affect Administrator General
56. Order of Court to be equivalent to decree
57. Provision for administration by Consular Officer, in case of death in certain circumstances of foreign subject
58. [Repealed]
59. Saving of provisions Registration Act, 1908
59A. [Omitted]
60. [Repealed]
 
 

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