Rajshahi City Corporation

Rajshahi City Corporation (Bengali: রাজশাহী সিটি কর্পোরেশন - in short: RCC) is the self-governing corporation that is associated with the task of running the affairs of Rajshahi city. It is one of the major divisional city corporations of Bangladesh. The incorporated area was divided into several wards. Each ward has an elected ward commissioner. The mayor of the city is elected by popular vote every five years. The next election is announced to be held on July 30, 2018.[2]

Rajshahi City Corporation
রাজশাহী সিটি কর্পোরেশন
Rajshahi City Corporation logo.jpg
Corporation Logo
Formation1990
TypeMunicipal
HeadquartersNagar Bhaban
Official language
Bengali
A.H.M. Khairuzzaman Liton
Secretary
Abu Hayat Md. Rahmatulla (PAA)
Budget
$89 million (2018-2019)[1]
Websiteerajshahi.portal.gov.bd

Rajshahi City Corporation is renowned for its success in reducing of high concentrations of small particulates (PM10 and PM2.5) and air pollution.[3][4]

HistoryEdit

Rajshahi City Corporation was established as the Rajshahi Municipality (Rampur-Boalia Municipality) on August 1, 1876. A town committee of 7 members led by a former principal of Rajshahi College was formed by the Government headquartered in Rajshahi College. Most of the members were later replaced by the elected members. Only the tax-payers could attend the election. The administrator and the Medical Officer were also among the members of the committee. Beside this committee, there was also a Municipal Board.[5] In 1884, the committee was expanded to 21 according to the 3rd rule of Bengal Municipality act 1884.[citation needed] In 1921, the headquarter was shifted to the Municipality Building established near Sona Dighi, Rajshahi.[5] In 1930, 8 municipal committees were formed. The members of the councils were elected by vote for one year. Each committee had separate functions, such as public sanitation and health, public safety, welfare, education and water supply.[5] It gained status as the Rajshahi Municipality Corporation on August 13, 1987, and later renamed as Rajshahi City Corporation.[5]

AdministrationEdit

Rajshahi City Corporation consists of 30 wards and 4 thanas such as, Boalia, Motihar, Rajpara and Shah Makhdum.[5]

Ward no The name of the police station Name of the mahalla
1 Rajpara 1. Kashaydanga (Kathalbariya)
2. Shahajipara
3. Raipara
4. Aduburi
5. Ghuripara
6. Salagacha
7. Hargram (Munshipara)
8. Hordupur (part of the city corporation)
2 Rajpara 9. Hargagram Newpara
10. Hargagram Newpara
11. Hargram Ranidighi
12. Hargram Colony
13. Hargram Bidirpara
14. Nagarpara
15. Mollapara
16. Sheikhpara
3 Rajpara 17. Tenpukur
18. Baharampur
19. New Bisimla
20. Laksmipur (dingadoba, northern part of the railway line)
4 Rajpara 21. Hargam Bazar (Padmakamini road south and east part)
22. Bulanpur
23. Goalpara
24 Keshabpur
25. Nawabganj
5 Rajpara 26. Rajpara
27 Mahisbathan
28 Kulupara
29 Bhatapara (including Helenabad colony)
6 Rajpara 30. Laxmipur (part) and Baharampur (southern part of the railway line). (Railway line north, south-lakshmipur road, east boundary of the medical campus, Lakshmipur district on the west)
7 Rajpara 31. Chandipur
32. The northern part of east and west of lakshmipur vatapara
33. Serampore
34. Betiapara
8 Boalia (Actually 8th Wald Boalia-Rajpar Police Station) 35. Kazihaata
36. Sepipara
9 Boalia (Actually 8th Wald Boalia-Rajpar Police Station) 37. Hosnaganj
38. Sheikhpara
39 Dargapara
40. Zodhash
41. Sherusarpara
10 Boalia (part) and Rajpara (part) 42 Hematch
43. Old Balsimla 44 Goalpara
45. Wapda Colony (Kalabagan)
46. Medical campus
11 Boalia 47. Hetmakhan Sajipara
48. Hetamkhana (Panabhar)
49. Malopara (western part)
50. Rajahata
51 Kadirganj (west part of the house)
52 Matherpara
53. Karikarpara
54 Shahajipara
12 Boalia 55 Fadkipara
56. Kumara Para
57 Sahib ganj
58 Saheb Bazar
59 Queen market
60 Malopara (eastern part)
61. Ganakpara
62. Miyapara
13 Boalia 63 Kadirganj (Gourhanga and Sthestala)
64. Dakkharbora (southern part of the railway line)
14 Boalia (part) and Rajpara part 65 Suburb
66. Terokhadia
15 Boalia 67. Sapura (Gorastan Para, Sahajipara, Polytechnic, Irrigation Division, Shalbagan)
68. Kadirganj is not rash
69. Dakhirbona (Northern Railway line)
16 Boalia 70 Sapura industrial area (including cantonment) 71 Zuranagar
72 Matherdanga
73. Bakhtiarabad
74. Kirender
17 Shah Makhdum 75. Bigger
76. Noadapara (According to Population Report 91, all areas covered in ward No. 17)
18 Boalia part and Shah Makhdum are part of it 77 Assam Colony
78. Poba
79 Poba Rice Mill
80 Ahmad Nagar
81. Firozabad
82 Poba new fringe
83. Poba, TTC
84. Poba Mathpukur
85. Shalbagan (north of the south-east side of the forest office)
19 Boalia 86. Headline Colony
87. Small forest colony
88. Small village
89. Hazrapunko
90 Railway Colony
20 Boalia 91. Boalia Para
92 Sultanabad
21 Boalia 93. Ballobganj
94. Headline
22 Boalia 95. Sagorpara
96. Rampur Bazar
97. Chanson's chalk
98. Ghooramara (the eastern part of the road along the Kumarapara road)
23 Boalia 99 Explanation
100. Ramchandra Pur (west)
24 Boalia 101. Bad Kajala (western)
102 Ramchandra Pur (including Purbash Ahmadpur)
25 Boalia 103. Talaimari (west)
104. Queen Nagar (southern part)
26 Boalia 105. Mehrchandi
106. Nostalgia
107. Chakpar Meherchandi
27 Motihar is part and Boalia part 108. Engineering College (BI)
109. Tikpara
110. Mir Chalk
111. Raninagar (northern part)
112 Devi Shipping
113. Baliapukur
114. Shirley Mathpukur
115. Over the groom
28 Motihar 116. Cajala
117. Dharampur
118. Talaimari (eastern part)
119. Bad kajla (eastern part)
120 Grazing land
29 Motihar 121 Sahtbariya
122 Khojapur
123 Dashmari
124.Care Satbariya
125.Sishampur Dashmari
30 Motihar 126. University campus
127. Mirzapur
128. Mascata Dighi (Mehrchandi)
129 Budhapara
130 Mohanpur
131. Fruit garden
132. Agricultural Firm
133 Science and Industrial Laboratory
134. Mehrchandi Badhupara

Mayor and AdministratorEdit

Former Rajshahi City Corporation mayor and administrator's list:[6]

Serial name Designation Duration
1 Abdul Hadi Administrator 13.8.1987-11.9.1988
2 Ad. M. Abdul Hadi Mayor 11.9.1988-15.4.1990
3 Durul Huda Mayor 16.4.1990-6.11.1990
4 Alhajj Mesbah Uddin Ahmed Mayor 6.11.1990-9.12.1990
5 Mohammad Saidur Rahman (Divisional Commissioner) Mayor 15.12.1990-8.5.1991
6 NA Habibullah (Divisional Commissioner) Mayor 8.5.1991-2.15.1991
7 Md. Mizanur Rahman Minu Mayor 21.5.1991-30.12.1993
8 Alhaj M Aminul Islam (Divisional Commissioner) Administrator 30.12.1993-11.3.1994
9 Md. Mizanur Rahman Minu (first elected) Mayor 11.3.1994-28.5.2002
10 Md. Mizanur Rahman Minu Mayor 29.5.2002-11.6.2007
11 Md. Rezwan Prophet Dudu (Acting) Mayor 11.6.2007-14.9.2008
12 A.H.M. Khairuzzaman Liton Mayor 14.9.2008-09.05.013
13 Mohammad Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul Mayor 18.09.013-30.06.2018
14 A.H.M. Khairuzzaman Liton Mayor 30.07.2018 Present

FunctionsEdit

  • City health department
  • Engineering department (Water supply)
  • Engineering department (Power supply)
  • Tax department
  • Conservancy department[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ বাজেট- - রাজশাহী সিটি কর্পোরেশন- (in Bengali). Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Sylhet, Barisal Rajshahi go to polls July 30". The Daily Star. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Rajshahi: A model for tackling ambient air pollution in our cities". The Daily Star. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Rajshahi: the city that took on air pollution – and won". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e প্রকল্প - রাজশাহী সিটি কর্পোরেশন- (in Bengali). Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  6. ^ পূর্বতন রাজশাহী সিটি কর্পোরেশনের মেয়র ও প্রশাসক (in Bengali). Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  7. ^ "Rajshahi - মিউনিসিপ্যাল ফাংশন - City Portal of Rajshahi, Bangladesh". erajshahi.portal.gov.bd (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 2 April 2016.

Coordinates: 24°22′00″N 88°42′00″E / 24.366667°N 88.700000°E / 24.366667; 88.700000