Union Parishad

As an organization of elected representatives, the Union Parishad has 1(one) chairman, 9(nine) members and 3(three) woman members for three reserved seats. Every union has been divided into 9(nine) wards. From every ward, people of that locality elect a ward member for the Ward Member Parishad. The area of nine wards is divided into three bigger wards, and for the each of these three wards, a woman representative is elected. Moreover, there is a Secretary in each Union Parishad who is a government official. The government employs this official and provides his salaries and allowances. In each union, there is one dafadar (guard) and one chowkidar (guard). The Union Parishad employs these dafadar and chowkidar. Led by the Chairman of the relevant Union Parishad, a 3(three) member committee makes the final selection. The number of standing committees of Union Parishad is 13. The standing committees of each Union Parishad play the main role in delivering its 38 designated work programs. The wages of dafadar and chowkidar are partly provided by the government and partly by the Union Parishad.

Union parishad is the oldest and lowest local govt system. It has been functioning for more than hundred years for the rural development of the country. At preset we have 4480 Union parishad, Union parishads are run by thedirectly elected representatives. Its roles and representatives are guided by different levels, rules and circulars is — time to time.


Chairman : There shall be a chairman of Union Parishad directly elected by the voters of the Union.

Members : Nine members shall be directly elected from the nine wards constituting the Union.

Women members : Three seats shall be reserved for women. Each of the women members shall be directly elected by the male and female voters of three wards within a Union.

Official members : The Block Supervisor ( Directorate of Agriculture ), Health Assistant , Family Planning Assistant, Family Welfare Worker, Ansar/VDP and all other field staff of government departments working at Union level will be the official members of Union Parishad. They will have no voting right .

Others members : Representatives of Muktijoddah, Cooperative Societies Disadvantages groups/Professions _e. g> weavers, fishermen. landless workers, destitute women, etc) will be members of Union Parishad without voting right.


Source : http://www.lgd.gov.bd