Barisal City Corporation
Barisal City Corporation is a self-governed municipal administration in Bangladesh that administers and oversees development and maintenance works in the city of Barisal. The corporation covers an area of over 58 square kilometers in the Barisal district where over five million people live as permanent residents. The body was known as Barisal Municipality previously, until it obtained the City Corporation status by a ministry of local government declaration on 25 July 2002.
বরিশাল সিটি কর্পোরেশন
|Formation||25 July 2002|
|Headquarters||Nagar Bhaban, Barisal|
|Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah|
To provide civil service and facilities to the inhabitants, Barisal Town Committee was formed in 1969 under Act VI of 1868 (B.C.) with the District Magistrate as its Chairman. J. C Price was the first Chairman of the Town Committee. It was upgraded to Barisal municipality in 1876 under the Manicipal Act of 1876. It was then managed by a Committee, of which the District Magistrate was president, and was aided by Government with establishment grants. It remained as a municipality for over 130 years though the number of population have been rising with time. Later in 2001, the ministry of local government meeting on declared to turn two divisional headquarter, Barisal and Sylhet to City Corporations and passed "Barisal City Corporation Act, 2001". An administrative move was made abolishing the Barisal Municipality as the final step to introduce the administrative body as a city corporation. Later on 25 July 2002, the municipality was officially upgraded as Barisal City Corporation.
The Mayor of Barisal City is head of the Barishal City Corporation. The mayor's office is located in Nagar Bhabon. It has jurisdiction over all thirty wards of the city, administers all city services, public property, most public agencies, and enforces all city and state laws within the city.
To date, 3 individuals have served as mayor. This list does not include all acting mayors, particularly those appointed by the mayor to cover short periods when the mayor would be away from the city. It does include people who served as acting mayor for at least six months due to a vacancy in the office of the mayor, but who were not officially elected as mayor. The acting mayors are not included in the count of mayors.
|#||Mayor||Term start||Term end|
|—||Ahsan Habib Kamal[a]||2002||2003||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|1||Majibur Rahman Sarwar||2003||2007||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|—||Awlad Hossain Dilu[b]||2007||2008||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|2||Shawkat Hossain Hiron||2008||2013||Bangladesh Awami League|
|3||Ahsan Habib Kamal||2013||2018||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|4||Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah||2018||Incumbent||Bangladesh Awami League|
The Mayor of Barisal City may appoint several Deputy Mayors to assist him and to oversee major offices within the executive branch of the city government. The current deputy mayors are: Gazi Noimul Hossain Litu (Panel Mayor-1) and Rafiqul Islam Khokon (Panel Mayor-2).
Election result 2018Edit
|Awami League||Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah||1,09,803|
|BNP||Mujibur Rahman Sarwar||13,041|
|Awami League gain from BNP|
Election result 2013Edit
|BNP||Ahsan Habib Kamal||82,751|
|Awami League||Shawkat Hossain Hiron||66,741|
|BNP gain from Awami League|
The city corporation is run by a joint staff of elected public representatives and government officials. Officials both come from departmental recruitment and the administrative cadre service of the country. The area of BCC is divided into 4 thanas: Kotwali, Kawnia, Bandar and Airport. The thanas are subdivided into 3j0 wards and 225 mahallas. It is administrated by 30 councilors, 9 woman councilors and the mayor elected by the local government election which sits in the office for a five-year tenure.
The Barisal City Corporation is responsible for administering and providing basic infrastructure to the city.
- Water purification and supply
- Sewage treatment and disposal
- Garbage disposal and street cleanliness
- Solid waste management
- Building and maintenance of roads and streets.
- Street lighting
- Maintenance of parks and open spaces
- Cemeteries and Crematoriums
- Registering of births and deaths
- Conservation of heritage sites
- Disease control, including immunization
- Public municipal schools etc.
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