City Corporations of Bangladesh

This page contains information of all official sites of the government of Bangladesh City Corporations offices. There are 11 city corporations in Bangladesh.The list of City Corporations of Bangladesh is given below

 

Dhaka North City Corporation

From its beginning as a small city with a few thousand people, Dhaka actually experienced dramatic turns upward and today it has become one of the fastest growing mega cities of the world. Its existence as a major urban agglomeration has been consistent over a period of 400 years. Even the most developed cities in the world today cannot boast 400 years of uninterrupted and organized existence that Dhaka does as a historic city.

In the 16th century during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar it was a thana or military outpost having a population of only 3000 people with an area of 2 km² (UNEP, 2005). Then turning Dhaka into a capital city of the eastern province in 1608 by Subedar Islam Khan was epoch making. Since then Dhaka has experienced actual urbanization and trends of development (Rahman, the daily Star, 2010).

Since the city was dignified as a capital, its rapid development was just a consequence. The whole 17th century is remembered as a golden age in the history of Dhaka. As a capital for its suitable location Dhaka soon became an important commercial hub and manufacturing station. Detail

Dhaka South City Corporation

Dhaka Municipality was established on the Ist August, 1864. Prior to the establishment of the Municipality, a Committee of Improvement existed in the city as early as 1823. The Committee consisted of three members was headed by Mr. Walters, the then Collector of Dhaka. This Committee was replaced by another Committee named "Dhaka Committee" in 1840. with wider range of functions. This Committee too was appointed by the Government rather than constituted under any law and, as such, had no corporate entity of its own.

District Municipal improvement (Act III B.C. of 1864) was introduced in Dhaka from the 1st August, 1864.Through the introduction of this Act the "Dhaka Municipal Committee" was formed. The District Magistrate was ex-officio Chairman and such persons as the Lieutenant-Governor would appoint, were the Vice-Chairman. The Lt. Governor had power to appoint municipal Commissioners from among the inhabitants and their number was not to be less than seven. Five Commissioners constituted a quorum to transact business at meeting. Mr. Skinner, the then District Magistrate of Dhaka was the first ex-officio Chairman.

The Act of 1884 recognised for the first time the elective principle in unambiguous term. The Chairman, the Vice-Chairman and two thirds of the Commissioners were to be elected. The first elected Chairman was Mr. Ananda Chandra Roy and the first elected Vice-Chairman was Mr. Khawaja Amirullah. It may be noted that municipal administration in Dhaka was, in point of the acceptance of the elective principle, much ahead of the local self-government in the Sub-continent as a whole.

The next significant milestone was the Bengal Municipal Act of 1922. This Act extended franchise to women also who had so far been denied this right. The proportion of appointed commissioners was reduced from one-third to one-fifth. Reservation of seats for minority communities was provided for, the number of such seats being in proportion to the number of such a community to the total population of the municipality.

After the partition of India, Dhaka became the provincial capital of the then East Pakistan in 1947. The Dhaka Municipal Committee was superseded by the Govt. on the 19th of November, 1947. The reason for supersession was attributed to the inefficiencies in collection of texes development activities etc. The term of supersession was extended by annual orders on the score of non-preparation of electoral rolls, until 1953. In December, 1953, the elected Chairman took over his office and again in August, 1959, Municipality was superseded.

The Municipal Administration Ordinance of 1960 repealed all previous municipal laws and provided that the chairmen would be an official member appointed by and holding office during the pleasure of the Govt. The commissioners elected one of their members to be the Vice-Chairmen. The Government in 1960 divided the city area into 25 Unions, which were later enhanced by 30 Unions in 1964. The Chairmen of the Union Councils were the members of the Dhaka Municipality.

Dhaka became the capital of Bangladesh with the independence in the year 1971. City area was divided into 50 wards and election of Ward Commissioners was held in 1977 with the introduction of "Pourashava Ordinance, 1977". Ward Commissioners elected one of their members as the Chairman of the Municipality. In 1978, Dhaka Municipality was awarded the status of Corporation and the existing Chairman became the Mayor of the Corporation. Municipal corporation was superseded by the promulgation of Martial law in March, 1982. Two adjacent municipalities, namely Mirpur and Gulshan Municipalities were merged with Dhaka Municipality in the same year. As a result the number of wards increased to 56. Detail

Gazipur City Corporation

Gazipur City Corporation  is the Largest City Corporation of Bangladesh. Establishment date 16 January, 2013. Gazipur City Corporation   has 57 wards (proposed) and  Ward Councilor 76 (Male-57,  Female-19) (proposed). The area of the Gazipur City Corporation  is 329.53 sq.km. The Gazipur City Corporation  ‘s population is 2500000.Various establishments such as Islamic University of Technology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, and others are located there. Detail

 

Narayanganj City Corporation

Welcome to the official website of Narayanganj City Corporation. This site provides basic information of NCC. NCC is the Apex Body of Narayanganj City. Narayanganj City is a one of the old historical port cities of Bangladesh.

Former Narayanganj Municipality was constituted on 8 September 1876 to control an area of 4.5 square miles with a population of 27,876.The city was commissioned as an urban administrative unit in British period. During 1766. On 5 May, 2011 former Narayanganj, Siddirganj and Kadamrasul municipalities are upgraded as Narayanganj City Corporation to take care of the development needs of this city and to ensure necessary citizen services according to commitment of Hon'able Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Dr. Salina Hayat Ivy is the first elected Mayor of NCC. The first mayoral election was held on 30 October, 2011. Dr. Ivy has taken oath on 27 November, 2011 and has taken charge on 01 December, 2011 and the first meeting of the city corporation was held on 27 December, 2011.Detail

 

Rajshahi City Corporation

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Rangpur City Corporation (RACC)

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Comilla City Corporation

Welcome to the official website of Comilla City Corporation. Comilla is one of the fast growing city located beside the Dhaka Chittagong highway 97 km south to Dhaka 167 km north to Chittagong. Comilla, one of the oldest town of the sub-continent was declared municipality in the year of 1864 and Comilla Sadar Dhakin Pourashava was declared in 2003. Abolishing these two pourashavas and consisting of their areas, the historical event, declaration of Comilla City Corporation was occurred on 10 July 2011. Currently its population is 5 lac and area is 53.04 sqkm.


City corporation is mainly responsible to provide services like waste management, maintenance of drainage system, street lighting, water supply, communication, birth and death registration, issuing of trade license, non-motorized vehicle license, recreation . This site provides basic information about Comilla City Corporation, its vision, master plan, organogram, history, activities and useful link to the various offices. As a dweller of Comilla city or any other person can get information from this site just to meet curiosity and for any other purposes. This site will also help the user to understand the way Comilla City Corporation is functioning and its efforts towards fulfilling the aspirations of the dwellers of Comilla city through providing various quality services. We always appreciate any thoughtful feedback and suggestions. Detail


Barisal City Corporation

মোঘল শাসনের অন্তিমলগ্নে উপমহাদেশের কোন কোন অঞ্চলে শহরবাসীর সুযোগ সুবিধা বৃদ্ধির লক্ষ্যে মেয়র নিয়োগ করে শহর পরিস্কার পরিচ্ছন্ন রাখার দায়িত্ব অর্পন করা হয়। ১৮৬৯ সনে বরিশাল শহরে টাউন কমিটি গঠন করা হয়। তদানিন্তন জেলা প্রশাসক জে.সি. প্রাইজ ছিলেন টাউন কমিটির প্রথম সভাপতি। ১৮৭৬ সালে বরিশাল শহরকে মিউনিসিপ্যালিটি হিসাবে ঘোষণা করা হয়। স্থানীয় বুদ্ধিজীবীদের নিয়ে বরিশাল মিউনিসিপ্যালিটি গঠন করা হয়। জনসাধারণের মধ্যে থেকে প্যারীলাল রায় ছিলেন বরিশাল মিউনিসিপ্যালিটির প্রথম চেয়ারম্যান। ২৫ বর্গকিলোমিটারের বরিশাল পৌরসভায় ওয়ার্ড সংখ্যা ছিল দশটি। ১৯৮৫ইং সনে এটি প্রথম শ্রেনীর পৌরসভায় এবং ২০০২ সালের ২৫ জুলাই বরিশাল সিটি কর্পোরেশনে উন্নীত হয়। ২৫ বর্গকিলোমিটার থেকে বর্ধিত এর আয়তন দাঁড়ায় ৪৫ বর্গকিলোমিটারে। বরিশাল সিটি কর্পোরেশনের বর্তমান লোক সংখ্যা প্রায় ৫ লক্ষ ওয়ার্ড সংখ্যা ৩০টি। ৩০টি ওয়ার্ডে ৩০জন সাধারণ আসনের ওয়ার্ড কমিশনার নির্বাচিত হয় এবং ১০ জন সংরক্ষিত আসনের ওয়ার্ড কমিশনার (মহিলা কমিশনার) নির্বাচিত হয়। ৩০টি ওয়ার্ডের মধ্য থেকে মাননীয় মেয়র ও সম্মানিত কমিশনারগণ জনগনের প্রত্যক্ষ ভোটে নির্বাচিত হয়ে থাকেন। বরিশাল সিটি কর্পোরেশনের ৩টি অঞ্চলে বিভক্ত। ৩টি বিভাগের মাধ্যমে বরিশাল সিটি কর্পোরেশনের প্রশাসনিক উন্নয়ন ও সেবামূলক কর্মকান্ড পরিচালিত হয়। নগরবাসীদের বিভিন্ন রকম সেবামূলক কর্মকান্ড সিটি কর্পোরেশন কর্তৃক পরিচালিত হচ্ছে। সিটি কর্পোরেশন নগরীর স্থাপনা, ট্যাক্স, পরিচ্ছন্নতা, সড়কে সড়ক বাতি, হোল্ডিং কর আদায়, পানি সরবরাহ ও অবকাঠামো উন্নয়ন ইত্যাদি জনগুরুত্বপূর্ণ কার্যাদি পরিচালনা করে থাকে। ক্রমবর্ধমান জনসংখ্যা বৃদ্ধির কথা বিবেচনা করে বিভিন্ন কর্মপরিকল্পনা প্রণয়ন করতে হয় এবং বাড়তি লোকের নাগরিক সুবিধা প্রদান নিশ্চিত করতে হয়। Detail


Sylhet City Corporation

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Chittagong City Corporation

Chittagong City Corporation descended from the name of Chittagong Municipality which was founded on June 22, 1863. The initial area of newly formed Municipality was only 6 Sq. Miles. There were 5 wards viz A, B, C, D and E. Mr. J. D. Ward was first appointed administrator. Late Khan Bahadur Abdus Sattar was the first elected Chairman of Chittagong Municipality. Late Nur Ahmed was the most significant Chairman in the life of Municipality who introduced the important Education System under Municipal supervision. He governed the organization for 30 years.
On June 27, 1977 Chittagong Municipality was renamed as Chittagong Paura-Shava and Late Fazal Karim became the first elected Chairman of Paura-Shava. Detail

Khulna City Corporation

According to the 'The Calcutta Gazettee', Khulna was declared as municipality on September 8, 1884 by the then Governor, (name) and on 13th December, Reverend Gagon Chandra Dutta took responsibility as its first chairman. The then municipality had a fifteen-member board comprising of ten elected members, four ex-officio and another nominated one. According to the "Municipality Administration Ordinance", the name of municipality board was changed to municipality committee and extended the municipality area to 14.30 sq miles from 4.64 sq miles. At that time, there were 28 members in municipal committee and the municipal area was divided into 14 wards. After independence,Detail

 

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