‘UP chairman’s irregular office presence creates problems for people’

‘UP chairman’s irregular office presence creates problems for people’

Monoranjan Mondal Those of us who are elected as chairmen come here with an objective to serve the people. But many of the UP chairmen come here just to materialize their long-term dream. Still, some of them become chairman by chance. I hope all who have got the opportunity to serve people will utilize their […]

‘I am the pioneer in organizing open budget meeting’

‘I am the pioneer in organizing open budget meeting’

Mohammad Abdul Karim Secretary, Madhainagar Union Parishad, Tarash Upazila Sirajganj SLGDFP (Sirajganj Local Governance Development Fund Project), a pilot project, gave lifeline to Union Parishads of Sirajganj through implementing different development activities. The aim of this project was to develop the locality through participation of people, transparency and accountability ensuring good governance. In these circumstances, […]

Capacity to work, honesty, transparency, accountability, impartial development have helped me to become an elected representative repeatedly

Capacity to work, honesty, transparency, accountability, impartial development have helped me to become an elected representative repeatedly

I have been serving as elected chairman and member of this union parishad, for two terms now. Capacity to work, honesty, transparency, accountability, impartial development and modest behavior have helped me to become an elected representative repeatedly. As a son of the soil, I have always been involved in social welfare activities – helping the […]

I want to do much more to empower women, to create a progressive society

I want to do much more to empower women, to create a progressive society

Mst Maksuda Akter ( Baby) Vice chairman, Matbaria Upazila Parishad Pirojpur This is first time I have been elected vice president of a upazila parishad. I am always with the local people, interacting with them, to understand their needs and devise action plans. They are the center point of all my activities. I had a […]

Women representatives don’t get due position in LGIs

Women representatives  don’t get due position in LGIs

Shefali Begum Vice Chairman, Homna Upazila, Comilla I was elected vice Chairman for the second time in 2014. I was elected for the first time in 2009.  Peoples have given this opportunity to serve them. Inspiration of past and a sense of responsibility have brought me closer to the people. I have come to face new […]

‘I expect to see the next two phases end in a free and fair manner’ tells Badiul Alam Majumdar, Secretary, Shujan

‘I expect to see the next two phases end in a free and fair manner’ tells Badiul Alam Majumdar, Secretary, Shujan

The Daily Star (TDS): What have been the most noticeable features of the first three phases of the Upazila (UZ) elections?Badiul Alam Majumdar (BAM): The factors that I have noticed in particular have been the incidence and newer dimensions of violence related to the local elections. In the first phase there was no incident of death, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Role of UISC in online registration of overseas job seekers

Online registration of workers seeking employment in Malaysia has just been completed. A total of 1.4 million job seekers from Dhaka, Rangpur, Khulna, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal divisions registered through the Union Information Services Centres (UISCs). Despite some problems of the temporary migration process, as a result of intermediaries, jobs in foreign countries generate […]

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