Resolution to appoint 19 Group A & B Gazetted Officers passed in the Monsoon Session

Kamalanagar, 20 August, 2019: Today in the third sitting of the CADC Monsoon Session, the official resolution to appoint 19 Group A & B Gazetted officers was passed with majority vote. 16 Members voted in favour, 3 against while 4 abstained from voting.

The resolution was moved in the first sitting of the session held on 16/8/2019 by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC. He sought support in favour of the resolution stating that a huge shortage of officers would follow in a year or two with a number of officers of CADC due for retirement. Had there been appointment of Group A&B Gazetted officers in the last 10 years the gap that has built up would not have been there, he said while arguing in favour of the resolution.

In the course of the discussion of the resolution the CEM, CADC clarified to the Members in the opposition bench that prior approval for appointment is only required for Gazetted officers and for creation of new posts.

Rule 28(2)(g) of the CADC (Constitution, Conduct of Business, etc.) Rules 2002 has it that approval of the governor be obtained for appointment of Gazetted officers of CADC. The resolution so passed today will be referred to the governor for his approval.

The matter of the standing order issued by the governor in 2016 requiring to take his approval in matters of appointment of any category of post also came up during the discussion. This was also clarified by Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, Executive Member who stated the said order had been already challenged in the court of law by LADC and was quashed and is no more valid.

Dg. Uday Tongchangya, Executive Member i/c Local Administration Department laid the dissolution of four village councils of CADC for the information of the Members and discussion in the House. The village councils that have been dissolved in last couple of months are Kamalanagar-III, Nalbonya, Chotapansury and Baranasury. Rule 26(3) of the CADC Village Council Act, 2003 requires that all papers connected with dissolution of any village council be laid in the first Session of the District Council after its dissolution for discussion of the Members.

The sitting answered six unstarred questions put by the Members of the opposition bench during the Question Hours.