The Local Government (Union Parishads) Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. LI OF 1983 )

এই অধ্যাদেশটি স্থানীয় সরকার ( ইউনিয়ন পরিষদ ) আইন, ২০০৯ (২০০৯ সনের ৬১ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

An Ordinance to provide for the constitution of Union Parishads for the unions in rural areas.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the constitution of Union Parishads for the unions in rural areas and for matters incidental or ancillary thereto;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 24th 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

3A. Union to be administrative unit

3. Declaration of Union and alteration of limits thereof

4. Constitution of Union Parishads

5. Composition of Union Parishads

6. [Term of Union Parishads, etc.]

7. Qualifications and disqualifications of Chairman and members of Union Parishads

8. Persons not to be candidate for two offices

9. Oath of office

10. Declaration of properties

11. Resignation of Chairman, etc.

12. Removal of Chairman, etc.

13. Vacation of Office of the Chairman, etc.

14. Casual vacancy

15. Leave of absence of Chairman, etc.

16. Acting Chairman

17. Notification of election, etc.

17A. Reconstitution of Union Parishads in certain cases

18. Wards

19. Appointment of delimitation officers

20A. Delimitation of wards of reserved seats

20. Delimitation of wards

21. Electoral roll

22. Right to vote

23. Election of[***] elected members, etc.

24. Conduct of election

25. Publication of results of election of Chairman, etc.

26. Election petitions

27. Appointment of Tribunal

28. Power to transfer election petitions

29. Trial of election petitions

30. Civic functions of Union Parishads

31. Police and defence functions of Union Parishads

32. Revenue and general administrative functions of Union Parishads

33. Development functions of Union Parishads

34. Appointment for the purpose of sports, etc.

35. Transfer of functions from Union Parishads to Government and vice versa

36. Executive powers

37. Disposal of business

38A. Samaj Unnayan Committee

38. Constitution of Standing Committees

39. Contracts

40. Works

41. Records, reports and returns

42. Officers and employees

43. Constitution of Union Fund

44. Custody or investment of Union Fund and establishment of special fund

45. Application of Union Fund

46. Charged expenditure

47. Budget

48. Accounts

49. Audit

50. Property of Union Parishads

51. Development plans

52. Recovery against liabilities

53. Taxes to be levied

54. Notification and enforcement of taxes, etc.

55. Model tax schedules

56. Liability on account of taxes

57. Collection and recovery of taxes, etc.

58. Petitions against valuation, assessment, etc.

59. Taxation Rules

60. Supervision over Union Parishads

61. Control over the activities of Union Parishads

62. Power of Government to give direction to Union Parishads

63. Inquiry into the affairs of Union Parishads

64. Supersession of Union Parishads

65. Suspension of Chairman and members in certain circumstances

66. Training institutions

67. Joint committees

68. Disputes between Union Parishads

69. Offences

70. Punishment

71. Compounding of offences

72. Cognizance of offences

73. Encroachments

74. Appeals

75. Duties of police

76. Standing orders

77. Delegation of powers

78. Institutions of suits against Union Parishads, etc.

79. Notice and service thereof

80. Records to be public documents

81. Members, etc., to be public servants

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

83. Power to make rules

84. Power to make regulations

85. General provisions relating to rules, etc.

86. Certain matters to be prescribed

87. Unions and wards for first elections

88. Repeals and savings

89. Removal of difficulties