The Dhaka City Corporation Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. XL OF 1983 )

এই অধ্যাদেশটি স্থানীয় সরকার ( সিটি কর্পোরেশন ) আইন, ২০০৯ (২০০৯ সনের ৬০ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the law relating to the municipal administration of the City of Dhaka.

WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the municipal administration of the City of Dhaka;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 24th day of March, 1982, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Chief Martial Law Administrator is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-



1. Short title

2. Definitions

3. Constitution of the Corporation

3A. Corporation area to be an administrative unit

4. Composition

4A. [Omitted]

5. [Omitted]

6. Term of the Corporation, etc.

7A. [Omitted]

7. [Oath of office]

8. Declaration of properties

9. Resignation of Mayor and Commissioners

10. Removal of Mayor and Commissioners

11. Qualifications and disqualifications for election [as Mayor and Commissioner]

12. Vacation of [office of Mayor and seat of Commissioners]

13. Casual vacancies

14. Allowances of Commissioners

15. Honorarium and other privileges of [***][***] Mayor

16. Right of [Mayor and] Commissioners to have access to records

17. Discharge of the functions of the Mayor during temporary absence and casual vacancy

Chapter II


18. Division of the City into wards

19. Appointment of delimitation officer

20A. Delimitation of wards for reserved seats

20. Delimitation of wards

21. Electoral roll

22. Right to vote

23. General election of Mayor and Commissioners

24. Conduct of elections

25. Publication of results of elections of [Mayor and Commissioners]

26. Functions of the Corporation

27. Transfer of functions from Corporation to Government and vice versa

28A. Division of City into Zones

28. Executive powers

29. Disposal of business

30. Meetings

31. Constitution of Standing Committees

32. Functions of Standing Committees

33. Constitution of other committee

34. Association with the Corporation, etc., of persons not being Commissioners

35. Meetings to be ordinarily open to the public

36. Commissioners not to vote on matters in which they are interested

37. Regulations for procedure and conduct of business at meetings

38. Keeping of minutes of proceedings

39. Validation of acts and proceedings

40. Contracts

41. Works

42. Record, reports and returns

43. Chief Executive Officer

44. Power of the Chief Executive Officer

45. Extraordinary powers of Chief Executive Officer

46. Chief Executive Officer to be custodian of records

47. Right of Chief Executive Officer to be present at meetings

48. Schedule of posts

49. No appointment to be made to any post not included in the schedule

50. Appointing authorities

51. Provident Fund[***] and other facilities for officers, etc.

52. Punishment of officers and employees

53. Officers and employees to be subordinate to Chief Executive Officer

54. Terms and conditions of service

55. Constitution of Corporation Fund

56. Custody or investment of Corporation Fund and establishment of special funds

57. Application of Corporation Fund

58. Charged expenditure

59. Payments not to be made unless covered by a budget grant

60. Temporary payments from Corporation Fund for works urgently required for public service

61. Budget

62. Accounts

63. Audit

64. Loans

65. Property of the Corporation

66. Recovery against liabilities

67. Corporation taxation

68. Notification and enforcement of taxes

69. Model tax schedules

70. Directions with regard to levy of taxes

71. Liability on account of taxes

72. Collection and recovery of taxes

73. Petitions against valuation, assessment, etc.

74. Deduction of taxes from salaries

75. Manner in which taxes to be levied, etc.

76. Responsibility for sanitation

77. Insanitary buildings

78. Removal, collection and disposal of refuse

79. Latrines and urinals

80. Births, deaths and marriages

81. Infectious diseases

82. Health and maternity centres, etc.

83. Promotion of public health

84. Hospitals and dispensaries

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

86. Water supply

87. Private sources of water-supply

88. Drainage

89. Drainage Schemes

90. Bathing and washing places

91. Dhobi ghats and washermen

92. Public water-courses

93. Public ferries

94. Public fisheries

95. By-laws for articles of food and drink

96. Milk supply

97. Public markets

98. Private markets

99. Slaughter-house

100. Animal husbandry

101. Stray animals

102. Animal homes and farms

103. Registration of the sale of cattle

104. Livestock improvement

105. Dangerous animals

106. Cattle shows, zoos, etc.

107. Disposal of carcasses

108. Master Plan

109. Site Development Schemes

110. Execution of Site Development Schemes

111. Registration of buildings

112. Public streets

113. Streets

114. General provisions about streets

115. Encroachments

116. Street lighting

117. Street watering

118. Traffic control

119. Public vehicles

120. Fire fighting

121. Civil Defence

122. Floods

123. Famine

124. Dangerous and offensive articles and trades

125. Burial and burning places

126. Arboriculture

127. Gardens

128. Open spaces

129. Forests

130. Nuisances pertaining to trees and plantations

131. Tanks and low-lying areas

132. Education

133. Compulsory education

134. General provisions about education

135. Culture

136. Libraries

137. Fairs and shows, etc.

138. Social Welfare

139. Development Plans

140. Community Development Projects

141. Commercial Schemes

142. Annual administration report of the Corporation

143. Right of Government to call for records

144. Inspection

145. Power of Government to require the Corporation to take action

146. Power of Government to provide for enforcement of direction under section 145

147. Power of Government to annul illegal proceedings

148. Supersession of the Corporation

149. Suspension of particular department or institution of the Corporation

150. Offences

151. Punishment

152. Compounding of offences

153. Cognizance of offences

154. Power of Government to include and exclude areas in or from the City and effect thereof

155. Appeals

156. Standing Orders

157. Power to make rules

158. Power to make regulations

159. Power to make by-laws

160. General provisions relating to rules, etc.

161. Delegation of powers

162. Licences and sanctions

163. Institution of suits against the Corporation, etc.

164. Notice and service thereof

165. Records to be public documents

166. Mayor, [***] Commissioners, officers and employees of the Corporation to be public servants

166A. [Omitted]

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

168. Provisions of this Chapter over-ride other provisions

169. First election to the Corporation

169A. Ratification and confirmation of certain orders, acts etc. of the Corporation

170. Appointment of Administrator and Deputy Administrator

170A. Appointment of ward committees

171. Repeals and savings

172. Certain matters to be prescribed

173. Removal of difficulties