The Administrator Generalís (Bengal Amendment) Act, 1940.
Bengal Act 11 of 1940
(a) for the words commencing "Whenever any person" and ending "the said High Courts" the following shall be substituted, namely. -"Whenever any person, not being an exempted person, has died leaving assets within [West Bengal], or being an exempted person, has died leaving assets within the local limits of the ordinary original civil jurisdiction of the High Court or within any area notified by the [State] Government in this behalf in the Official Gazette", and
(b) for the words "such Court" the word "the Court" shall be substituted.5. Amendment of section 16. - In section 16 of the said Act for the words "rupees one thousand" the words "two thousand rupees" shall be substituted. 6. Amendment of section 32. - In section 32 of the said Act after the words "in the Official Gazette, the Administrator General may" the following words shall be inserted, namely. - "after the lapse of the said three months, or if he is required so to do in writing under the hand of the executor or the widow or other person entitled to administer the estate of the deceased, before the lapse of the said three months". 7. Insertion of new section 36A. - After section 36 of the said Act the following section shall be inserted, namely. - "36A. Payment to holder of certificate before it is revoked. - When a certificate is revoked in accordance with the provisions of section 35, all payments made bona fide under such certificate to the holder thereof before such revocation, shall, notwithstanding such revocation, be a legal discharge to the person making the same; and the holder of such certificate may retain, and reimburse himself in respect of, any payments made by him which the person to whom a certificate or probate or letters of administration may afterwards be granted, might lawfully have made." 8. Amendment of section 40. - In sub-section (2) of section 40 of the said Act after the word "payment" the words "of the amount decreed or ordered by the court to be paid" shall be inserted. 9. Amendment of section 45. - For clause (a) of section 45 of the said Act the following clauses shall be substituted, namely:-
(a) whether the accounts have been audited in the prescribed manner,
(aa) whether, so far as can be ascertained by such audit, the accounts contain a full and true account of everything which ought to be inserted therein,".