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21/01/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Khulna City Corporation Ordinance, 1984

( Ordinance NO. LXXII OF 1984 )

Chapter I

CONSTITUTION AND COMPOSITION OF THE CORPORATION

Composition
1[4. (1) The Corporation shall consist of -
 
 
 
 
(a) a Mayor;
 
 
(b) such number of Commissioners as may be fixed by the Government; and
 
 
 
 
(c) such number of Commissioners as are reserved exclusively for women under sub section (3).
 
 
 
 
(2) The Mayor and the Commissioners shall be elected by direct election on the basis of adult franchise in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance and the rules.
 
 
 
 
(3) There shall be reserved, exclusively for women, such number of seats, hereinafter referred to as reserved seats, as is equivalent to one third of the number of Commissioners fixed by the Government under clause (b) of sub section (1).
 
 
 
 
Explanation. In calculating the number of reserved seats under this sub section, if the number comprises a fraction of less than point five zero such fraction shall be ignored, and if the number comprises a fraction of point five zero or above such fraction shall be rounded off as a whole number.
 
 
 
 
(4) Nothing in this section shall prevent a woman from being elected as a Commissioner specified in clause (b) of sub section (1).
 
 
 
 
(5) The Mayor shall be deemed to be a Commissioner.]

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    Section 4 was substituted by section 2 of the Khulna City Corporation (Amendment) Act, 1999 (Act No. III of 1999).
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