Govt approves Faridpur City Corporation with condition

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 21:18, Oct 21, 2019 | Updated : 21:19, Oct 21, 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairs a NICAR meeting, held at at PMO on Monday, October 21, 2019 PIDNational Implementation Committee for Administrative Reform (NICAR) has conditionally approved the formation of Faridpur City Corporation (FCC), seven new police stations and one municipality.
“The NICAR gave approval to 15 proposals, including conditional formation of Faridpur City Corporation (FCC), seven new police stations and one municipality,” Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said while addressing a news briefing at the Secretariat after the meeting at PMO on Monday (Oct 21), reports BSS.
Replying to a query about announcing Comilla and Gazipur as city corporations although they are not divisions, he said: “It was made in the past. But, it will not happen in the future as there is a guideline of not forming any city corporation without being a divisional city. Divisional headquarters will be formed as city corporations.”
So, Faridpur City Corporation will soon be formed after it is turned into a division, he added.
The police stations which got NICAR approval are Padma Bridge Uttar, Padma Bridge Dakhin, Darshana in Chuadanga, Bhulli in Thakurgaon, Bhasanchar in Noakhali, Rangunia in Chittagong, and Eidgah in Cox’s Bazar while the new municipality is Biswanath in Sylhet.
He also added that the meeting also gave its green signal for the expansion of borders of Gopalganj Municipality, Mongla Port Municipality in Bagerhat district, and Kaliakair Municipality in Gazipur district and demarcation of the administrative border of Mehendiganj and Kajirhat Police Stations in Barisal district.
“The meeting also approved excluding BEZA from Sonargaon Municipality in Narayanganj following a rule that allows the formation of BEZA in municipality area, while some areas of Comilla Adarsha Sadar Upazila were excluded from it as the areas fell under the jurisdiction of Comilla City Corporation,” he added.