Today, I will discuss the laws relating to registration in Bangladesh. For clarification, I will not cover birth, death, marriage, divorce or voter registration. Rather I will deal with mainly document registration. Before going into the details, here is the basics-
Principal laws for registration in Bangladesh are-
Other laws relevant to registration are-
- Transfer of Property Act 1882;
- Stamp Act 1899;
- State Acquisition and Tenancy Act, 1950;
- Power of Attorney Act 2012; and
- Power of Attorney Rules 2015.
It is not possible to cover the laws relating to registration in details in one post. So, I will discuss the basic idea, supported by relevant section and rules.
I must highlight the fact that the practices of the Sub Registry Office might be different from the law. Here I will only discuss legal aspects of registration, not practical aspects.