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The Local Government (Union Parishads) Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. LI OF 1983 )

Civic functions of Union Parishads
30. (1) Subject to rules, and such directions as the Government may from time to time give, and within the limits of the funds at its disposal, a Union Parishad may undertake all or any of the functions enumerated in Part I of the First Schedule, and such other functions-
(a) as are declared by the Government to be appropriate matters for administration by Union Parishad generally or by any particular Union Parishad; or
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(c) as are entrusted to Union Parishads under any other law for the time being in force.
(2) The Union Parishads shall, in particular, undertake the following functions:-
(a) maintenance of law and order and assistance to administration in the maintenance of law and order;
(b) adoption of measures for preventing crime, disorder and smuggling;
(c) adoption and implementation of development schemes in the fields of agriculture, forest, fisheries, livestock, education, health, cottage industries, communication, irrigation and flood protection with a view to increasing economic and social upliftment of people;
(d) promotion of family planning;
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(f) development of local resources and their use;
(g) protection and maintenance of public property, such as roads, bridges, canals, embankments, telephones and electricity lines;
(h) review of the development activities of all agencies at the union level and to make recommendations to the 3[Thana Nirbahi Officer] in regard to their activities;
(i) motivation and persuasion of the people to install sanitary latrines;
(j) registration of births, deaths, blinds, beggars and destitutes;
(k) conducting of census of all kinds.

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    Clause (b) was omitted by section 4 of the Local Government (Union Parishads) (Amendment) Act, 1988 (Act No. XL of 1988)
  • 2
    Clause (e) was omitted by section 4 of the Local Government (Union Parishads) (Amendment) Act, 1988 (Act No. XL of 1988)
  • 3
    The words “Thana Nirbahi Officer” were substituted for the words and commas “Upazila Parishad or Thana Parishad, as the case may be,” by section 18 of the Local Government (Union Parishads) (Amendment) Act, 1993 (Act No. XX of 1993)
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