Dhaka North City Corporation

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is an autonomous body that governs 54 northern wards of Dhaka. It is one of two municipal corporations in Dhaka, the other being Dhaka South City Corporation. Annisul Huq was the first mayor of the Dhaka North City Corporation, after being elected in April 2015.[1] Md. Atiqul Islam is the current mayor of DNCC since 7 March 2019.

Dhaka North City Corporation
ঢাকা উত্তর সিটি কর্পোরেশন
Dhaka North City Corporation Logo.jpg
Corporation Logo
PredecessorDhaka City Corporation
Formation1 December 2011 (2011-12-01)
TypeMunicipal
HeadquartersNagar Bhaban
Official language
Bengali
Atiqul Islam
Award(s)National ICT Award, 2017
Websitewww.dncc.gov.bd

HistoryEdit

Dhaka North City Corporation was established on 29 November 2011. Prior to the establishment of the corporation, this urban area was governed by the former Dhaka City Corporation. The Dhaka City Corporation was dissolved by the Local Government (City Corporation) Amendment Bill 2011 on 29 November 2011, passed in the Parliament of Bangladesh, and formally ceased to exist on 1 December 2011, following the President's approval,[2] making way for a Dhaka North and a Dhaka South city corporations.[3] The mayoral elections are non-partisan in nature. The first Dhaka North City Corporation elections were held on 28 April 2015, which saw the victory of Annisul Huq in the first political campaign of his career after having achieved critically acclaimed success in the entrepreneurial and developmental sectors of Bangladesh.[1]

However, Haq died suddenly on a trip to London, while visiting his daughter in November, 2017. In September, the local government ministry issued a circular, announcing the creation of a panel of three senior elected councilors who will act as joint Mayor.[4]

The three panel members, based on seniority, are Ward 21 Councillor Md Osman Goni, Ward 4 Councillor Md Jamal Mostafa and Councillor from reserved Wards 31, 32 and 34, Begum Aleya Sarker Daisy.

AdministrationEdit

Dhaka North City Corporation consists of 54 wards covering the thanas of Turag, West Uttara west, East Uttara, Uttarkhan, Dakkhinkhan, Bimanbandar, Khilkhet, Vatara, Badda, Rampura, Hatirjheel, Shilpanchal, Tejgaon, Sher-E-Bangla nagar, Mohammadpur, Adabor, Darussalam, Mirpur, Pallabi, Rupnagar, Shahali, Kafrul, Bhashantek, Cantonment, Banani and Gulshan.

AwardsEdit

Mayor of North DhakaEdit

# Mayor Term start Term end   Party
1 Anisul Haque 2015 2017 Bangladesh Awami League
2 Atiqul Islam 2019 "Incumbent"

ElectionsEdit

Election Result 2020Edit

Election Results[5]
Candidate Party Votes Percentage +/-
Atiqul Islam Awami League 447,211 58.67 -30.83
Tabith Awal BNP 264,161 34.66 New
Sheikh Fazle Bari Masoud Islami Andolan Bangladesh 28,200 3.70 1.64
Ahammed Sajedul CPB 15,122 1.98 New
Shahin Khan National Peoples Party 3,853 0.51 -0.44
Anisur Rahman Dewan PDP 2,111 0.28 -0.64
Rejected Ballot 1,530 0.20 -1.79
Majority 183,050 24.02 -59.42
Turnout 762,188 25.30 -5.75
Total Registered Voters 3,012,509   0.76
AL Hold Swing -32.745

Election Result 2015Edit

Candidate Party Votes %
Annisul Huq Awami League 460,117 52.61
Tabith Awal Bangladesh Nationalist Party 325,080 37.17
Fazle Bari Masoud Islami Andolan Bangladesh 18,050 2.06
Mahi B. Chowdhury Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh 13,407 1.53
Junaid Saki Gonosanghati

Andolon

7,370 0.84
Bahauddin Jatiya Party (Ershad) 2,950 0.34
Abdullah Al Kafi CPB 2,475 0.28
Nader Chowdhury Jasod 1,412 0.16
8 other candidate 10,139 1.16
Rejected Ballot 33,581 3.84
Majority 135,037 15.44
Turnout 874,581 37.30
Registered voters 2,344,900
AL Gain (New Seat)
Source: BDN News 24[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Annisul, Khokon win Dhaka city polls". The Daily Star. 29 April 2015. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ "President assents DCC split bill". BSS. 1 December 2011. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  3. ^ "HC to hear plea against DCC appointments Thursday". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Govt forms mayoral panel for Dhaka North in absence of Annisul Huq". bdnews24.com. 29 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Dhaka North City election result". Prothom Alo e-paper. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  6. ^ "DNCC Mayor Election Results" (PDF).

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 23°47′09″N 90°25′00″E / 23.7859°N 90.4168°E / 23.7859; 90.4168