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Bangladesh Bank

Bangladesh Bank, the central bank and apex regulatory body for the country's monetary and financial system, was established in Dhaka as a body corporate vide the Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 (P.O. No. 127 of 1972) with effect from 16th December, 1971. At present it has ten offices located at Motijheel, Sadarghat, Chittagong, Khulna, Bogra, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal, Rangpur and Mymensingh in Bangladesh; total manpower stood at 5807 (officials 3981, subordinate staff 1826) as on March 31, 2015.

BB performs all the core functions of a typical monetary and financial sector regulator, and a number of other non-core functions. The major functional areas include:

  • Formulation and implementation of monetary and credit policies.
  • Regulation and supervision of banks and non-bank financial institutions, promotion and development of domestic financial markets.
  • Management of the country's international reserves.
  • Issuance of currency notes.
  • Regulation and supervision of the payment system.
  • Acting as banker to the government.
  • Money Laundering Prevention.
  • Collection and furnishing of credit information.
  • Implementation of the Foreign exchange regulation Act.
  • Managing a Deposit Insurance Scheme.

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Chittagong City Corporation

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Chittagong Development Authority

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Department of Environment (DoE)

The Department of Environment (DoE) has the solemn responsibility to secure people's right to ecologically healthy environment for present and future generations of the country. The DoE derives its mandate from the supreme law of the land. Article 18A of the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh states: "The state shall endeavor to protect and improve the environment and preserve and safeguard the natural resources, biodiversity, wetlands, forests and wild life for the present and future citizens.“ This article bears the essence of the fundamental State Principle of Right to Life' and that of over two hundred laws that set forth the overarching objective of environmental conservation.

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Department of Explosives

The Department of Explosives is the administrative authority for questions relating to commercial explosives, flammables and unfired pressure vessels.

It is an attached Department of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh. The Department of Explosives with its Head Office at Dhakahas 5(five) branch offices at Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi ,Sylhet and Barisal. An Inspector of Explosives heads each branch office.The Department has a Testing Laboratory at Segunbagicha, Dhaka which provides testing facilities for explosives and different materials coming under the purview of the Acts and the Rules administered by the Department

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Department of Fire Service and Civil Defense

Fire Service and Civil Defence is a service oriented  first responding government organizationi of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP)

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Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments

The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) is a department under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. This department is responsible for ensuring welfare, safety and health of valuable human resources working in various sectors contributing national development. By enforcing labour laws of the country, the department has been leading the nation in creating a safe and healthy work culture and improving the quality of wage earner. The DIFE is  no  longer  considered  a  mere  labour law enforcement  agency, it provides  information  and  advice  to  employers  and  workers  concerning  the  most  effective  means  of  complying  with  the  legal  provisions. The DIFE Collaborates with various government and private organizations, agencies along with international organizations specially ILO to facilitate policy, planning, measures and directions adopted to enhance occupational safety and health for all workers by appropriate working conditions and environment.

In 1969, on the basis of the Pakistan Government along with the report made by Air Vice Marshal Nur Khan, labour department was divided into three parts: (1) Labour Department (2) Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments and (3) Department of Trade union Registration. In the following year in 1970, The Department of inspection for Factories and Establishments was created as a separate department in pursuance of ILO Labour Inspection Convention No. 81 and labour policy of 1969. Bangladesh emerges as an independent and sovereign country in the world map through a glorious liberation war in 1971. Over the long span of 42 years of independence, a huge number of factories, shops and commercial establishments has flourished in the country. The importance of industry and trade is increasing day by day. Millions of workers are working in these sectors. The Department of inspection for Factories and Establishments has been carrying out the responsibilities by ensuring legal rights, safe and hygienic work place for the huge number of working people. 

A report of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics,2001 states that the number of manufacturing units in Bangladesh at that time was 2,42,818 and the number of shops, hotels, construction companies and commercial health service centers was 20,15,117. It is very reasonably assumed that the number of workplace has increased manifold over these years than the statistics published in thirteen years ago. 

The Department of inspection for Factories and Establishments was discharging its responsibilities by enforcing the law set out in the Bangladesh Labour Act 2006 in such huge number of factories and commercial establishments. The department has been playing a crucial role in ensuring compliance specially in garments factory. But the manpower, infra-structure and logistic support of DIFE was very meager compared to the total number of factories, shops and commercial establishments. 

In such a context, following the directions of the Honorable Prime Minister, the Ministry of Labour and Employment took a move for upgrading the Directorate to The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments along with increasing its manpower. On 15.01.2014, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, after completing all formalities, issued the government order of upgrading the. The Department of inspection for Factories and Establishments from a directorate into a department having a headquarters and 23 district offices with 993 manpower of which 679 new posts created in revenue budget.

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Dhaka North City Corporation

Dhaka became the capital of Bangladesh with the independence in the year 1971. City area was divided into 50 wards and election of Ward Commissioners was held in 1977 with the introduction of “Pourashava Ordinance, 1977”. Ward Commissioners elected one of their members as the Chairman of the Municipality. In 1978, Dhaka Municipality was awarded the status of Corporation and the existing Chairman became the Mayor of the Corporation. Municipal corporation was superseded by the promulgation of Martial law in March, 1982. Two adjacent municipalities, namely Mirpur and Gulshan Municipalities were merged with Dhaka Municipality in the same year. As a result the number of wards increased to 56.

 The corporation was statute with the introduction of Dhaka Municipal Corporation Ordinance, 1983, repealing the application of Pourashava Ordinance, 1977. Later, number of wards was increased to 75 and Administrators/Mayors were appointed by the Govt. till 1994. In 1990, Dhaka Municipal Corporation was renamed as Dhaka City Corporation and was divided in to 10 zones.

 In 1993, the Government with a view to democratize the city corporation, made drastic amendment in Ordinance, 1983 and repealing the application of pourashava that the Mayor and the Commissioners will be elected by direct election on the basis of adult franchise. The City area is divided into 90 wards to represent one Commissioner, elected directly, form each ward. There are 18 reserved seats exclusively for women Commissioners who are elected by the Mayor and the Commissioners. The election of the Corporation was held in January, 1994 and Mr. Mohammad Hanif became the first elected Mayor. In April 2002, Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka was elected Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation.

 The Local Govt. (City Corporation) Act 2009, (Amendment-2011), Dhaka City Corporation has divided as Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).

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Dhaka South City Corporation

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Export Promotion Bureau (EPB)

The Trade Information Centre(TIC) of Export Promotion Bureau provides trade information to promote export from Bangladesh. The TIC, Since its inception in 1962, Has been playing a commendable role by providing information and guidance to the existing and potential exporters and also to the entrepreneurs to make them future exporters. It also acts as a platform to establish a linkage between importers and exporters. It works as a Centre of Excellence and knowledge with modern facilities of information technology.

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Land registration and Sub Registry Office

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs formulates and executes the foreign policy of the Government of Bangladesh. The core guidance of policy formulation comes from the relevant section of the Constitution of Bangladesh In developing the external policy of the Republic, the Ministry draws from the laws of the land, acts of the Parliament, international treaties that Bangladesh is a State party to, and other customary sources.

In discharging its functions, the Ministry follows the provisions of the Rules of Business of the Government of Bangladesh. The Foreign Ministry represents the State to foreign governments and international organizations through its 72 missions across the globe. The Ministry’s goals is to develop and maintain friendly relations with other States and foster cooperation with developed, developing and least developed countries, and various regional, sub-regional, political and economic groups.

The Ministry pursues Bangladesh’s external economic and trade interests, promotes its culture abroad, and disseminates information to foreign countries. It safeguards the legal rights and promotes interests of its citizens and other legal entities in foreign countries. The Ministry discharges its diverse duties through its headquarters in Dhaka and through its network of Missions aboard. The work of the Ministry is conducted by a number of wings. These divisions gather, analyze and process information, set priorities and draws up options according to the allocation of their individual areas and responsibilities.

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Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA)

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National Board of Revenue (NBR)

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is the apex authority for tax administration in Bangladesh. It was established by the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman under President's Order No. 76 of 1972. Administratively, it is under the Internal Resources Division (IRD) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF). The Secretary, IRD is the ex-officio Chairman of NBR.

NBR is responsible for formulation and continuous re-appraisal of tax-policies and tax-laws, negotiating tax treaties with foreign governments and participating in inter-ministerial deliberations on economic issues having a bearing on fiscal policies and tax administration.The main responsibility of NBR is to collect tax revenues (primarily, Value Added Tax, Customs Duty, Excise Duty and Income Tax ). It works with three tax-type wings namely, Customs Wing, VAT Wing and Income Tax Wing. There are two more wings named IT wing and Research & Statistics wing under NBR.

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Office of the Chief Controller of Import & Export (CCI&E)

The CCI&E plays a significant role in the trade policy formulation of Bangladesh. The main objectives of the project are to promote the national trade and generate more revenue for the government. By proper monitoring and supervising the rules and regulations of the trade policy, government can improve imports and exports activities of the country. The Services rendered by the CCI&E are important in the perspective of facilitation of trade which run thus:

  1. Issuance of Industrial & Commercial Import Registration Certificate (IRC).
  2. Issuance of Export Registration Certificate (ERC).
  3. Issuance of Indenting Registration Certificate (Indenting RC).
  4. Issuance of Import Permit (IP).
  5. Issuance of Export Permit (EP).
  6. Prior permission for Import.
  7. Issuance of permit involved in national & international trade fair etc.
  8. Issuance of Import cum Export permit.
  9. Issuance of Export cum Import permit.
  10. Issuance of explanation regarding Import policy.

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Office of the Chief Inspector of Boilers

Office of the Chief Inspector of Boilers is an attached office under the Ministry of Industries. Boiler is very important and risky equipment in the industries so ensuring of safe operation and maintenance of boiler is mandatory. If any accident takes place due to faulty construction, bad operation and poor maintenance of boilers a huge destruction regarding life and properties takes place. Besides these to ensure the product quality, pollution free environment and conservation of energy smooth and efficient operation of boiler must be ensured.
To ensure the safety of boiler associated life and properties and to maintain smooth production of industries Boilers Act, Rules and Regulations were promulgated. By properly applying of Boiler Act, Rules and Regulations this department is playing the important role for industrialization of the country. Office of the Chief Inspector of Boilers is a subordinate office under Ministry of Industries. The responsibilities of the Inspectorate is the Inspection, registration, issuance of certificate of boilers.

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RAJUK (Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha)

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Power Division

Major Functions:

  • All activities related to power generation, transmission and distribution;
  • Manage all matters and policies related to the Power sector;
  • Expand, rehabilitate and modernize power generation, transmission and distribution services in line with the increasing national demand and prepare action plans and programs accordingly;
  • Encourage private and joint venture investment in the Power sector in addition to the government investment;
  • Improve the standard of living of the rural poor through rural electrification and the introduction of renewable energy;
  • Monitor revenue earnings and commercial activities of the utilities ;
  • Promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency through formulation of policy/regulation, different incentive mechanism and R&D.

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Registrar of Joint Stock Companies & Firms (RJSC&F)

The Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSC) is the sole authority which facilitates formation of companies etc.; and keeps track of all ownership related issues as prescribed by the laws in Bangladesh.
The Registrar is the authority of the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms, Bangladesh.

RJSC deals with the following types of entities:

Private companies
Public companies
Foreign companies
Trade organizations
Societies, and
Partnership firms

RJSC accords registration and ensures lawful administration of the entities under the provisions of applicable act as under:

Companies and Trade Organizations: Companies Act, 1994 (Amendment of Companies Act 1913)
Societies: Societies Registration Act, 1860
Partnership Firms: Partnership Act, 1932

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Upazila land office

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