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The Local Government (Union Parishads) Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. LI OF 1983 )

Power to make rules
83. (1) The Government may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-
(a) election of Chairman and elected members and all matters relating thereto;
(b) powers and duties of Chairmen and members;
(c) regulation of the functions of Union Parishads with regard to village police including the appointment, terms and conditions and training and discipline of members of the village police;
(d) functions of Union Parishads with regard to agricultural, industrial and community development, and food production;
(e) regulation of making of contracts on behalf of Union Parishads;
(f) regulation of the execution of works by Union Parishads;
(g) prescription of records, reports and returns to be maintained, prepared or published by Union Parishads;
(h) appointment and terms and conditions of service of officers and employees of Union Parishads;
(i) administration, regulation, custody, investment and operation of Union Funds and special funds;
(j) preparation and sanction of budgets and all matters relating thereto;
(k) maintenance of accounts and their audit;
(l) matters relating to management, maintenance and alienation of property of Union Parishads;
(m) preparation, regulation, consolidation, sanction and implementation of development plans;
(n) manner in which the liabilities of officers and employees of Union Parishads and other persons for any loss, waste or misapplication of any money or property belonging to a Union Parishad may be determined;
(o) regulation of assessment, collection and administration of taxes, rates and fees and all matters relating thereto;
(p) manner in which, and the authorities to whom, appeal shall lie against the orders of Union Parishads;
(q) manner in which Union Parishads shall be inspected, and the powers of inspecting officials; and
(r) any other matter required under any of the provisions of this Ordinance to be prescribed or determined by rules.

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