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Notaries ordinance, 1961 and the Notaries Rules, 1964 regulate the profession of the notaries in Bangladesh under which a person is appointed as Notary, Generally, a person who has been practicing as a lawyers for a term not less than seven years or had been a member of Judicial service for a term not less than five years or had been serving as a Government servant in the legislative drafting and Law making process of the Government are eligible for appointment as a Notary.
Function of a Notary:-
A notary may do all or any of the following acts by virtue of his office, namely:-
An application (Application
Form) for appointment is made in the proscribed form setting forth the required
particulars and that requires to be counter signed by at least
ten persons including magistrates, bankers, merchant and principal
inhabitants of the local areas. The competent authority shall
examine every application received and hold an enquiry into
the matter. In making recommendation for appointment, the competent
authority shall consider the following matters, namely-
the applicant resides in that local area or not;
there is any commercial importance of that area;
the applicant has proper knowledge and experience in commercial
the applicant belongs to a firm of legal practitioners
having a number of notaries; and
the applicant is more suitable than other applicants
for that area.
On receipt of the recommendation of the competent authority, the Government
may, subject to depositing notary certificate fee to the tragery,
appoint the notary public. The notary certificate is renewed
after every three years subject to depositing renewal fee.
The name of the notary public is enlisted in the Government
register. Every notary shall in the 1st. week of January every
year, submit to the Government an annual return of the notarial
acts done by him during the preceding year.