Union Parishad : The Lowest Tier Of The Local Government

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Union Parishad (UP)
The Union Parishad is the lowest tier of the local government unit. It is the entry level of the people’s political participation. The Union Parishad constituted under the Local Government (Union Parishads) Ordinance, 1983. It should be consisting twelve members, including three women members from reserving seats and on chairman. According to the Local Government Ordinance, 1983- the members and the chairman should be elected through direct election, based on adult franchise (Talukder, 2009). The functions of Union Parishad are categorized into different categories including, civic duties, revenue collection and administrative functions, development functions, judicial functions and transferred the functions (Moin, 2011).
Objectives of the Study
The objectives of the paper are given below:
1) To present the existing status of women in the lowest tier of the local government in the Union Parishad.
2) To find out the obstacles behind the lower representative status of women in the Union Parishad.
3) To propose actions to raise the participation of women in the Union Parishad of Bangladesh.
Methodology
This study is ultimately done on the basis of the analyzing the information collected from different secondary sources, i.e. published books, journals, reports, government publications and newspapers. Some information also got from the browsing of the internet.
Progression of Local Government in Bangladesh
Local Government (LG), the history of this part of the…

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