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THE DHAKA CITY CORPORATION ORDINANCE, 1983

(ORDINANCE NO. XL OF 1983).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 24th August, 1983  
  
 
এই অধ্যাদেশটি স্থানীয় সরকার ( সিটি কর্পোরেশন ) আইন, ২০০৯ (২০০৯ সনের ৬০ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।
     An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the law relating to the municipal administration of the City of Dhaka.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the municipal administration of the City of Dhaka;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 24th day of 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:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PART I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title
2. Definitions
PART II
CORPORATION
CHAPTER I
CONSTITUTION AND COMPOSITION OF THE CORPORATION
3. Constitution of the Corporation
3A. Corporation area to be an administrative unit
4. Composition
4A. [Omitted]
5. [Omitted]
6. Term of the Corporation, etc.
7. [Oath of office]
7A. [Omitted]
8. Declaration of properties
9. Resignation of Mayor and Commissioners
10. Removal of Mayor and Commissioners
11. Qualifications and disqualifications for election [as Mayor and Commissioner]
12. Vacation of [office of Mayor and seat of Commissioners]
13. Casual vacancies
14. Allowances of Commissioners
15. Honorarium and other privileges of [***][***] Mayor
16. Right of [Mayor and] Commissioners to have access to records
17. Discharge of the functions of the Mayor during temporary absence and casual vacancy
CHAPTER II
ELECTIONS OF MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS
18. Division of the City into wards
19. Appointment of delimitation officer
20. Delimitation of wards
20A. Delimitation of wards for reserved seats
21. Electoral roll
22. Right to vote
23. General election of Mayor and Commissioners
24. Conduct of elections
25. Publication of results of elections of [Mayor and Commissioners]
CHAPTER III
FUNCTIONS OF THE CORPORATION
26. Functions of the Corporation
27. Transfer of functions from Corporation to Government and vice versa
CHAPTER IV
EXECUTIVE POWER AND CONDUCT OF BUSINESS
28. Executive powers
28A. Division of City into Zones
29. Disposal of business
30. Meetings
31. Constitution of Standing Committees
32. Functions of Standing Committees
33. Constitution of other committee
34. Association with the Corporation, etc., of persons not being Commissioners
35. Meetings to be ordinarily open to the public
36. Commissioners not to vote on matters in which they are interested
37. Regulations for procedure and conduct of business at meetings
38. Keeping of minutes of proceedings
39. Validation of acts and proceedings
40. Contracts
41. Works
42. Record, reports and returns
CHAPTER V
CORPORATION OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
43. Chief Executive Officer
44. Power of the Chief Executive Officer
45. Extraordinary powers of Chief Executive Officer
46. Chief Executive Officer to be custodian of records
47. Right of Chief Executive Officer to be present at meetings
48. Schedule of posts
49. No appointment to be made to any post not included in the schedule
50. Appointing authorities
51. Provident Fund[***] and other facilities for officers, etc.
52. Punishment of officers and employees
53. Officers and employees to be subordinate to Chief Executive Officer
54. Terms and conditions of service
PART III
FINANCIAL MATTERS
CHAPTER I
CORPORATION FUND AND PROPERTY
55. Constitution of Corporation Fund
56. Custody or investment of Corporation Fund and establishment of special funds
57. Application of Corporation Fund
58. Charged expenditure
59. Payments not to be made unless covered by a budget grant
60. Temporary payments from Corporation Fund for works urgently required for public service
61. Budget
62. Accounts
63. Audit
64. Loans
65. Property of the Corporation
66. Recovery against liabilities
CHAPTER II
CORPORATION TAXATION
67. Corporation taxation
68. Notification and enforcement of taxes
69. Model tax schedules
70. Directions with regard to levy of taxes
71. Liability on account of taxes
72. Collection and recovery of taxes
73. Petitions against valuation, assessment, etc.
74. Deduction of taxes from salaries
75. Manner in which taxes to be levied, etc.
PART IV
FUNCTIONS IN DETAIL
CHAPTER I
PUBLIC HEALTH
76. Responsibility for sanitation
77. Insanitary buildings
78. Removal, collection and disposal of refuse
79. Latrines and urinals
80. Births, deaths and marriages
81. Infectious diseases
82. Health and maternity centres, etc.
83. Promotion of public health
84. Hospitals and dispensaries
85. Medical aid and relief, and medical education, etc.
CHAPTER II
WATER SUPPLY AND DRAINAGE
86. Water supply
87. Private sources of water-supply
88. Drainage
89. Drainage Schemes
90. Bathing and washing places
91. Dhobi ghats and washermen
92. Public water-courses
93. Public ferries
94. Public fisheries
CHAPTER III
ARTICLES OF FOOD AND DRINK
95. By-laws for articles of food and drink
96. Milk supply
97. Public markets
98. Private markets
99. Slaughter-house
CHAPTER IV
ANIMALS
100. Animal husbandry
101. Stray animals
102. Animal homes and farms
103. Registration of the sale of cattle
104. Livestock improvement
105. Dangerous animals
106. Cattle shows, zoos, etc.
107. Disposal of carcasses
CHAPTER V
TOWN PLANNING
108. Master Plan
109. Site Development Schemes
110. Execution of Site Development Schemes
CHAPTER VI
BUILDING CONTROL
111. Registration of buildings
CHAPTER VII
STREETS
112. Public streets
113. Streets
114. General provisions about streets
115. Encroachments
116. Street lighting
117. Street watering
118. Traffic control
119. Public vehicles
CHAPTER VIII
PUBLIC SAFETY
120. Fire fighting
121. Civil Defence
122. Floods
123. Famine
124. Dangerous and offensive articles and trades
125. Burial and burning places
CHAPTER IX
TREES, PARKS, GARDENS AND FORESTS
126. Arboriculture
127. Gardens
128. Open spaces
129. Forests
130. Nuisances pertaining to trees and plantations
131. Tanks and low-lying areas
CHAPTER X
EDUCATION
132. Education
133. Compulsory education
134. General provisions about education
CHAPTER XI
CULTURE
135. Culture
136. Libraries
137. Fairs and shows, etc.
CHAPTER XII
SOCIAL WELFARE
138. Social Welfare
CHAPTER XIII
DEVELOPMENT
139. Development Plans
140. Community Development Projects
141. Commercial Schemes
PART V
GENERAL
CHAPTER I
ADMINISTRATION OF THE CORPORATION
142. Annual administration report of the Corporation
143. Right of Government to call for records
144. Inspection
145. Power of Government to require the Corporation to take action
146. Power of Government to provide for enforcement of direction under section 145
147. Power of Government to annul illegal proceedings
148. Supersession of the Corporation
149. Suspension of particular department or institution of the Corporation
CHAPTER II
OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
150. Offences
151. Punishment
152. Compounding of offences
153. Cognizance of offences
CHAPTER III
MISCELLANEOUS
154. Power of Government to include and exclude areas in or from the City and effect thereof
155. Appeals
156. Standing Orders
157. Power to make rules
158. Power to make regulations
159. Power to make by-laws
160. General provisions relating to rules, etc.
161. Delegation of powers
162. Licences and sanctions
163. Institution of suits against the Corporation, etc.
164. Notice and service thereof
165. Records to be public documents
166. Mayor, [***] Commissioners, officers and employees of the Corporation to be public servants
166A. [Omitted]
167. Protection of action taken in good faith, etc.
CHAPTER IV
TRANSITIONAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISIONS
168. Provisions of this Chapter over-ride other provisions
169. First election to the Corporation
169A. Ratification and confirmation of certain orders, acts etc. of the Corporation
170. Appointment of Administrator and Deputy Administrator
170A. Appointment of ward committees
171. Repeals and savings
172. Certain matters to be prescribed
173. Removal of difficulties
SCHEDULE
 
 

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