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THE PAURASHAVA ORDINANCE, 1977

(ORDINANCE NO. XXVI OF 1977).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 27th June, 1977  
  
 
স্থানীয় সরকার (পৌরসভা) অাইন, ২০০৯ (২০০৯ সনের ৫৮ নং অাইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।
     An Ordinance to provide for the constitution of local government institutions in urban areas and to consolidate and amend certain laws relating to local government in such areas.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the constitution of local government institutions in urban areas and to consolidate and amend certain laws relating to local government in such areas;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamations of the 20th August, 1975, and the 8th November, 1975, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1.Short title
2.Definitions
PART II
PAURASHAVAS
CHAPTER I
CONSTITUTION AND COMPOSITION OF PAURASHAVAS
3. Declaration of urban area
4. Declaration of municipality and alteration of limits thereof
4A. Municipality to be administrative Unit
5. Constitution of Paurashavas
6. Composition of Paurashava
7. [Term of Paurashavas, etc.]
8. Oath of office
9. Declaration of properties
10. Qualifications and disqualifications of Chairman and commissioners of Paurashavas
11. Persons not to be candidate for two offices
12. Resignation of Chairman and commissioners
13. Removal of Chairman and commissioners
14. Vacation of office of Chairman and Commissioners
15. Casual vacancy
16. Leave of absence of Chairman
17. Panel of Chairman
18. Notification of election, etc.
18A. Appointment of an Administrator in certain circumstances
18B. Certain persons deemed to be commissioners
CHAPTER II
ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND COMMISSIONERS OF PAURASHAVAS
19. Wards
20. Appointment of delimitation officers
21. Delimitation of wards
21A. Delimitation of wards of reserved seats
22. Electoral roll
23. Right to vote
24. Election of [* * *] commissioners
25. Conduct of elections
26. Publication of results of election of Chairman and [Commissioner [* * *]]
26A. [Omitted.]
CHAPTER III
ELECTION DISPUTES
27. Election petitions
28. Appointment of Tribunals
29. Power to transfer election petitions
30. Trial of election petitions
CHAPTER IV
FUNCTIONS OF PAURASHAVAS
31. Compulsory and optional functions of Paurashavas
32. Transfer of functions from a Paurashava to the Government and vice versa
CHAPTER V
EXECUTIVE POWER AND CONDUCT OF BUSINESS
33. Executive powers
34. Disposal of business
35. Committees and sub-committees
36. Municipal Improvement Sub-Committee
37. Contracts
38. Works
39. Record, reports and returns
CHAPTER VI
OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF PAURASHAVAS
40. Paurashava Service
41. Officers and employees of Paurashavas
42. Chief Executive Officer
43. Provident Fund, etc.
44. Service matters to be prescribed
PART III
FINANCIAL MATTERS
CHAPTER I
PAURASHAVA FUND AND PROPERTY
45. Constitution of Paurashava Fund
46. Custody or investment of Paurashava Funds and establishment of special funds
47. Application of Paurashava Fund
48. Charged expenditure
49. Budget
50. Accounts
51. Audit
51A. [Omitted.]
52. Property of Paurashavas
53. Recovery against liabilities
CHAPTER II
MUNICIPAL TAXATION
54. Municipal taxation
55. Notification and enforcement of taxes
56. Model tax schedules
57. Directions with regard to levy of taxes
58. Liability on account of taxes
59. Collection and recovery of taxes
60. Petitions against valuation, assessment, etc.
61. Deduction of taxes from salaries
62. Taxation rules
PART IV
FUNCTIONS IN DETAIL
CHAPTER I
PUBLIC HEALTH
63. Responsibility for sanitation
64. Insanitary buildings
65. Removal, collection and disposal of refuse
66. Latrines and urinals
67. Births, deaths and marriages
68. Infectious diseases
69. Health and maternity centres, etc.
70. Promotion of public health
71. Hospitals and dispensaries
72. Medical aid and relief and medical education, etc.
CHAPTER II
WATER SUPPLY AND DRAINAGE
73. Water-supply
74. Private sources of water-supply
75. Drainage
76. Drainage Schemes
77. Bathing and washing places
78. Dhobi ghats and washer men
79. Public water-courses.
80. Public ferries
81. Public fisheries
CHAPTER III
ARTICLES OF FOOD AND DRINK
82. By-laws for articles of food and drink
83. Milk supply
84. Public markets
85. Private markets
86. Slaughter-houses
CHAPTER IV
ANIMALS
87. Animal husbandry
88. Stray animals
89. Animal homes and farms
90. Registration of the sale of cattle
91. Livestock improvement
92. Dangerous animals
93. Cattle shows, zoos, etc
94.Disposal of carcasses
CHAPTER V
TOWN PLANNING
95. Master Plan
96. Site Development Schemes
97. Execution of Site Development Schemes
CHAPTER VI
BUILDING CONTROL
98. Erection and re-erection of buildings
99. Completion of buildings, alterations of buildings, etc.
100. Regulation of buildings
CHAPTER VII
STREETS
101. Public streets
102. Streets
103. General provisions about streets
104. Street-lightings
105. Street watering
106. Traffic control
107. Public vehicles
CHAPTER VIII
PUBLIC SAFETY
108. Fire fighting
109. Civil Defence
110. Floods
111. Famine
112. Dangerous and offensive articles and trades
113. Burial and burning places
CHAPTER IX
TREES, PARKS, GARDENS AND FORESTS
114. Arboriculture
115. Gardens
116. Open spaces
117. Forests
118. Nuisances pertaining to trees and plantations
119. Tanks and low-lying areas
CHAPTER X
EDUCATION AND CULTURE
120. Education
121. Compulsory education
122. General provisions about education
123. Culture
124. Libraries
125. Fairs, shows, etc.
CHAPTER XI
SOCIAL WELFARE
126. Social welfare
CHAPTER XII
DEVELOPMENT
127. Development plans
128. Community Development Projects
129. Commercial Schemes
PART V
GENERAL
CHAPTER I
ADMINISTRATION OF PAURASHAVAS
130. Supervision over Paurashavas
131. Control over activities of Paurashavas
132. Power of Prescribed Authority to give direction to Paurashavas
133. Inquiry into the affairs of Paurashavas
134. Training Institutions
135. Supersession of Paurashavas
136. Suspension of Chairman in certain circumstances
CHAPTER II
MATTERS CONCERNING PAURASHAVAS AND OTHER LOCAL AUTHORITIES
137.Joint Committees
138.Disputes between Paurashavas and local parishads
CHAPTER III
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
139. Offences
140.Punishment
141.Compounding of offences
142.Cognizance of offences
CHAPTER IV
MISCELLANEOUS
143. Encroachments
144. Appeals
145. Standing orders
146. Power to make rules
147. By-laws
148. Regulations
149. General provisions relating to rules, etc.
150. Delegation of powers
151. Licences and sanctions
152. Institution of suits against Paurashavas, etc.
153. Notice and service thereof
154. Records to be public documents
155. Commissioners, etc., to be public servants
156. Protection of action taken in good faith, etc.
CHAPTER V
TRANSITIONAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISIONS
157. Municipalities and wards for first elections
158. Repeals and savings
159. Certain matters to be prescribed
160. Removal of difficulties
SCHEDULE
 
 

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