Kamalanagar, 17 September, 2021: Shri Mohan Chakma, the Hon’ble Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council issued a show cause notice to Rasik Mohan Chakma today in the wake of separate complaints lodged by Onishmoy Chakma, MDC and jointly by five other MDCs seeking explanation on his alleged violation of Rule 12(1)(a) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules 2002 and Section 15(5)(c) of the Mizoram Salaries, Allowances and Pension of the members of Legislative Assembly Act, 1999.
The Chairman sought clarification giving three days time on why he shall not be disqualified for allegedly violating the established rules tantamount to office of profit. Rasik Mohan Chakma was a member of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly from 2003 to 2006 till he tendered his resignation as MLA subsequent to passing of the Mizoram State Legislature Members’ (Removal of Disqualification) (Amendment) Bill 2006 which forbids MLA to simultaneously hold the position of Chief Executive Member of an Autonomous District Council.
However, Rasik Mohan Chakma was re-elected as Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council in 2018 and thereafter elected leader of the Legislature party before assuming the office of the Chief Executive Member in early 2019 till April 2020.
Councillors in their complaint letter alleged that Rasik Mohan Chakma committed offence of criminal misconduct for drawing pension of Legislator and simultaneously drawing the salaries and all other admissible allowances as the Chief Executive Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council for the period July 2019 to January 2020 which is in gross violation of the Acts & Rules mentioned earlier and entails for disqualification from membership of District Council under Rule 12(1)(a) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules, 2002.