Kamalanagar, 16 December, 2020: In a programme organised by District Council Secretariat Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC today released a book of compilation of all Acts, Rules & Regulations legislated by Chakma Autonomous District Council till date since 1972.
The programme was attended by Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC besides other MDCs, HODs of different department of CADC and NGO leaders.
The book has been published by District Council Secretariat, CADC at a cost of Rs.4 Lakhs. A total of 1000 copies have been printed which will be available on demand for a price of Rs.300. This is the third book of the department being published during the last four years as reported by Dg. Digambar Chakma, Secretary, District Council Secretariat.
The CEM speaking on the occasion stated that the first and foremost duty of their being elected as representative of the people is to make rules for better governance. He has remarked, “In introspection it seems we have partially failed with this foremost duty of a legislator given just 25 rules have been legislated in a span of 48 years of Council’s existence”.
He recalled how CADC has governed its people with mere 4 to 5 rules till 1999. While pointing to our lack of understanding about the significance of legislating rules he said that it took till 2002 for CADC to frame its own Constitution and Conduct of Business Rules. Till 2002, for 28 years, CADC managed with the Mizoram Autonomous District Council (Constitution and Conduct of Business) Rules 1974 made by the Governor for the three ADCs.
He said during his previous terms as CEM some 16 to 17 rules were legislated and added that this current term of his has passed as many as 8 rules so far which are awaited for assent of the Governor.
He further said, “The duty does not get over with mere legislation of rules. Implementation of the rules has to be ensured by the Executive, of which the ministerial staff including all the officers assembled here are a part.”
He urged the staff to refer to the rules as often as possible while discharging their duties so that the decision makers are better informed before taking any decision.