This Ordinance provides for the establishment of the Chittagong Development Authority and defines its internal organization and its functions.The Authority shall, in two years time, prepare and submit to the Government a Master Plan for the Municipality stating how the land should be used, including waterworks.
The Ordinance provides for the institution of the Chittagong City Corporation, its functions and tasks.
The Ordinance provides for the institution of a Union Parishad, an elected local Council, in rural areas and furthermore indicates the functions and tasks of these Parishads.The Ordinance further provides for: the internal organization of the Union; functions of Union Parishads; constitution of standing Committees; constitution of a Union Fund; offences and penalties; etc.
The Ordinance provides for the institution of the Paurashava, that is a municipality, in urban areas. Rural areas be shall declared urban if they satisfy the following criteria: number of inhabitants equal to/higher than 15.000, three- fourth of the populations employed in activities other than agriculture.
The present Act lays down some amendments and addenda to the Land (Group Settlement Areas) Act 1960 which provides for the setting up of group settlement areas by the State Authority and lays down related conditions of alienation and occupation with respect to both rural and urban lands. Section 16, in matter of transmission on death of rural holdings, is deleted.
The Ordinance provides for the acquisition and requisition of immovable property to be destined to public purposes in the public interest. Acquisition shall be communicated by means of a notice affixed in convenient locations in order to inform of the intent of acquiring that property.
The Act regulates the acquisition of land by the Crown for public purposes. 'Public purposes' is defined in section 2.
This Act provides for the compulsory acquisition or acquisition by agreement of neglected land and the subsequent sale of such land to natives. “Neglected land” means land suitable for agricultural use which is not being fully and efficiently utilized for agricultural purposes.
This Act vests the ownership of the foreshore and sea-bed in the Crown, subject to the public rights of: (a) navigation and fishing, and (b) of passing over the foreshore, and to any private rights that may exist in or over the foreshore or the sea-bed. The Minister may by notice, after consultation with landowners, designate a foreshore of an island or islet or any part thereof.
Section 138 of the principal Act concerns Crown land shall to be reserved for public purposes. This amendment concerns consultation of the Minister of Lands with the Minister of Health on the suitability of land to be used for specified purposes.
Amends: Land Act. (1988)