The Paurashava Ordinance, 1977 (Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1977 )

স্থানীয় সরকার (পৌরসভা) অাইন, ২০০৯ (২০০৯ সনের ৫৮ নং অাইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

An Ordinance to provide for the constitution of local government institutions in urban areas and to consolidate and amend certain laws relating to local government in such areas.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the constitution of local government institutions in urban areas and to consolidate and amend certain laws relating to local government in such areas;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamations of the 20th August, 1975, and the 8th November, 1975, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-



1.Short title


3. Declaration of urban area

4. Declaration of municipality and alteration of limits thereof

4A. Municipality to be administrative Unit

5. Constitution of Paurashavas

6. Composition of Paurashava

7. [Term of Paurashavas, etc.]

8. Oath of office

9. Declaration of properties

10. Qualifications and disqualifications of Chairman and commissioners of Paurashavas

11. Persons not to be candidate for two offices

12. Resignation of Chairman and commissioners

13. Removal of Chairman and commissioners

14. Vacation of office of Chairman and Commissioners

15. Casual vacancy

16. Leave of absence of Chairman

17. Panel of Chairman

18. Notification of election, etc.

18B. Certain persons deemed to be commissioners

18A. Appointment of an Administrator in certain circumstances

Chapter II


19. Wards

20. Appointment of delimitation officers

21A. Delimitation of wards of reserved seats

21. Delimitation of wards

22. Electoral roll

23. Right to vote

24. Election of [* * *] commissioners

25. Conduct of elections

26. Publication of results of election of Chairman and [Commissioner [* * *]]

26A. [Omitted.]

27. Election petitions

28. Appointment of Tribunals

29. Power to transfer election petitions

30. Trial of election petitions

31. Compulsory and optional functions of Paurashavas

32. Transfer of functions from a Paurashava to the Government and vice versa

33. Executive powers

34. Disposal of business

35. Committees and sub-committees

36. Municipal Improvement Sub-Committee

37. Contracts

38. Works

39. Record, reports and returns

40. Paurashava Service

41. Officers and employees of Paurashavas

42. Chief Executive Officer

43. Provident Fund, etc.

44. Service matters to be prescribed

45. Constitution of Paurashava Fund

46. Custody or investment of Paurashava Funds and establishment of special funds

47. Application of Paurashava Fund

48. Charged expenditure

49. Budget

50. Accounts

51A. [Omitted.]

51. Audit

52. Property of Paurashavas

53. Recovery against liabilities

54. Municipal taxation

55. Notification and enforcement of taxes

56. Model tax schedules

57. Directions with regard to levy of taxes

58. Liability on account of taxes

59. Collection and recovery of taxes

60. Petitions against valuation, assessment, etc.

61. Deduction of taxes from salaries

62. Taxation rules

63. Responsibility for sanitation

64. Insanitary buildings

65. Removal, collection and disposal of refuse

66. Latrines and urinals

67. Births, deaths and marriages

68. Infectious diseases

69. Health and maternity centres, etc.

70. Promotion of public health

71. Hospitals and dispensaries

72. Medical aid and relief and medical education, etc.

73. Water-supply

74. Private sources of water-supply

75. Drainage

76. Drainage Schemes

77. Bathing and washing places

78. Dhobi ghats and washer men

79. Public water-courses.

80. Public ferries

81. Public fisheries

82. By-laws for articles of food and drink

83. Milk supply

84. Public markets

85. Private markets

86. Slaughter-houses

87. Animal husbandry

88. Stray animals

89. Animal homes and farms

90. Registration of the sale of cattle

91. Livestock improvement

92. Dangerous animals

93. Cattle shows, zoos, etc

94.Disposal of carcasses

95. Master Plan

96. Site Development Schemes

97. Execution of Site Development Schemes

98. Erection and re-erection of buildings

99. Completion of buildings, alterations of buildings, etc.

100. Regulation of buildings

101. Public streets

102. Streets

103. General provisions about streets

104. Street-lightings

105. Street watering

106. Traffic control

107. Public vehicles

108. Fire fighting

109. Civil Defence

110. Floods

111. Famine

112. Dangerous and offensive articles and trades

113. Burial and burning places

114. Arboriculture

115. Gardens

116. Open spaces

117. Forests

118. Nuisances pertaining to trees and plantations

119. Tanks and low-lying areas

120. Education

121. Compulsory education

122. General provisions about education

123. Culture

124. Libraries

125. Fairs, shows, etc.

126. Social welfare

127. Development plans

128. Community Development Projects

129. Commercial Schemes

130. Supervision over Paurashavas

131. Control over activities of Paurashavas

132. Power of Prescribed Authority to give direction to Paurashavas

133. Inquiry into the affairs of Paurashavas

134. Training Institutions

135. Supersession of Paurashavas

136. Suspension of Chairman in certain circumstances

137.Joint Committees

138.Disputes between Paurashavas and local parishads

139. Offences


141.Compounding of offences

142.Cognizance of offences

143. Encroachments

144. Appeals

145. Standing orders

146. Power to make rules

147. By-laws

148. Regulations

149. General provisions relating to rules, etc.

150. Delegation of powers

151. Licences and sanctions

152. Institution of suits against Paurashavas, etc.

153. Notice and service thereof

154. Records to be public documents

155. Commissioners, etc., to be public servants

156. Protection of action taken in good faith, etc.

157. Municipalities and wards for first elections

158. Repeals and savings

159. Certain matters to be prescribed

160. Removal of difficulties