Mayor of Barisal City

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Mayor of The Barishal City Corporation
Serniabat Sadiq Abbdullah

since 2018
StyleHonourable Mayor
ResidenceKali Bari Road, Barisal.
SeatBarisal Nagar Bhaban
NominatorDirectly elected by vote
AppointerPrime Minister of Bangladesh
Term length5 years

The Mayor of the Barisal City is head of the Barishal City Corporation. The Mayor's office administers all city services, public property, most public agencies, and enforces all city and state laws within Barisal city.

The Mayor's office is located in Nagar Bhabon; it has jurisdiction over all thirty wards of Barisal City

History of the office[edit]

To provide civil service and facilities to the inhabitants, Barisal Town Committee was formed in 1969 under Act VI of 1868 (B.C.) with the District Magistrate as its Chairman. J. C Price was the first Chairman of the Town Committee. It was upgraded to Barisal municipality in 1876 under the Manicipal Act of 1876. It was then managed by a Committee, of which the District Magistrate was President, and was aided by Government with establishment grants.[1] It remained as a municipality for over 130 years though the number of population have been rising with time. Later in 2001, the ministry of local government meeting on declared to turn two divisional headquarter, Barisal and Sylhet to City Corporations and passed "Barisal City Corporation Act, 2001". An administrative move was made abolishing the Barisal Municipality as the final step to introduce the administrative body as a city corporation. Later on 25 July 2002, the municipality was officially upgraded as Barisal City Corporation.[2]

Deputy Mayors[edit]

The Mayor of Barisal City may appoint several Deputy Mayors to assist him and to oversee major offices within the executive branch of the city government. The current deputy mayors are: Gazi Noimul Hossain Litu (Panel Mayor-1) and Rafiqul Islam Khokon (Panel Mayor-2).


To date, 3 individuals have served as mayor. This list does not include all acting mayors, particularly those appointed by the mayor to cover short periods when the mayor would be away from the city. It does include people who served as acting mayor for at least six months due to a vacancy in the office of the mayor, but who were not officially elected as mayor. The acting mayors are not included in the count of mayors.

# Mayor Term start Term end   Party
Ahsan Habib Kamal[a] 2002 2003 Bangladesh Nationalist Party[3][4]
1 Majibur Rahman Sarwar 2003 2007 Bangladesh Nationalist Party[4][5]
Awlad Hossain Dilu[b] 2007 2008 Bangladesh Nationalist Party[6][7]
2 Shawkat Hossain Hiron 2008 2013 Bangladesh Awami League[7][8]
3 Ahsan Habib Kamal 2013 2018 Bangladesh Nationalist Party[8][9]
4 Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah 2018 "Incumbent" Bangladesh Awami League[10]


  • a Ahsan Habib Kamal served as acting mayor from when Barisal City Corporation was created until the first city election could be held.
  • b Awlad Hossain Dilu served as acting mayor while Sarwar was under arrest.


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  2. "Barisal City Corporation". Banglapedia - National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. Palit, Tapan (2012). "Barisal City Corporation". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Search this book on Logo.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Picking Mayors". The Daily Star. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. "BCC's activities being hampered in absence of mayor, fund crisis". The Financial Express. Dhaka. UNB. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  6. "BCC disowns 'arbitrary' decisions of Mayor Sarwar". The Daily Star. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "City mayors sworn in". Bangladesh News. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "PM administers oath to four city mayors". The Financial Express. Dhaka. UNB. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  9. "Barisal mayor takes office". The Daily Star. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  10. "New Barisal mayor Sadiq Abdullah sworn in". Dhaka Tribune. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.

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