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corporation was superseded by the promulgation of Martial law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 area of the Dhaka City at present is about 360 Sq. KMs. And
population within the Corporation area according to 1991 census
was 33,97,187. The area of Dhaka Metropolitan City is nearly 1530
Sq. KMs and an estimated population of 9.3 million live in this
and Exchange Commission
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established on
8th June, 1993 under the Securities and Exchange Commission Act,
1993. The Chairman and members of the Commission are appointed
by the government and have overall responsibility to administer
securities legislation. The Commission, at present has three full
time members, excluding the Chairman. The Commission is a statutory
body and attached to the Ministry of Finance.
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