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 representaives 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.