Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam will enjoy the rank and status of a minister while mayors of Rajshahi and Khulna city corporations will have the rank and status of state minister.
The Cabinet Division issued a gazette notification in this regard yesterday. The decision took immediate effect, the gazette said.
However, BNP’s Ariful Haque Chowdhury, who won the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) election last year, has not been given any such status.
Atiqul, AHM Khairuzzaman Liton and Talukder Abdul Khaleque won the city corporation election as Awami League candidates.
Talking to The Daily Star, SCC Mayor Ariful said it is unfortunate that the elected mayors were given this honour and status but he was deprived.
Ariful said the then BNP government had given due honour and status to his predecessor Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran, who was an AL candidate.