Functional Local Government System and Democratic Decentralisation Issues

Functional Local Government System and Democratic Decentralisation Issues

Lack of a specific policy results in a number of controversial and inconsistent laws and initiatives, as were adopted by different regimes over last four decades and the ambiguity between national and local governments. Currently Union Parishod (UP), Upazila Parishod (UZP) and Zila Parishod (ZP) in rural settings and Municipality and City corporation in urban […]

Proper Implementation of the LG Act can make UP functional , Akhtar Hossain, Professor, Public Administration, Dhaka University tells

Despite having the Local Government (LG) Act, non implementation of the same to the full extent resulted in non functional LG. However, except for district councils, other tiers of the LG machinery now have elected representatives. Union Parishod Chair (UPC) is supported by nine elected members and three nominated female representatives, and employees including a […]