CADC MDCs and employees to donate to CM Relief Fund and PM CARES Fund

Kamalanagar, 8 April, 2020: In a gesture of solidarity and to join hands in the Nation’s fight against Coronavirus pandemic that has sieged the country the Members of Chakma Autonomous District Council and its employees decided to contribute to the Mizoram Chief Minister Relief Fund and to PM CARES Fund, instituted to fight the pandemic.

Rs.2.80 lakhs will be contributed to the Chief Minister Relief Fund by the MDCs and other portfolio holders like the Adviser to CEM, President DSEB, Chairman, Town Planning Committee and Vice-Chairman, Town Planning Committee. The employees will contribute an amount of Rs.1,80,102 to the PM CARES Fund.

Earlier, CADC has contributed Rs.50,000 to Central Young Chakma Association as financial assistance to help maintain and observe the 21 days lockdown imposed throughout the nation to contain the outbreak of Covid-19.

Besides, Rs.10,000 each was paid to YCA, Longpuighat and YCA, Borapansury. The MDCs of the twenty MDC Constituencies have been extending all possible helps either in cash or kinds to all the VLTFs in their respective constituency.

72nd Republic Day Celebrated

Kamalanagar, 26 January, 2021: The 72nd Republic Day of India was celebrated at Kamalanagar, Chakma Autonomous District Council with grand arrangement made by Sub-Divisional Office, Chawngte in the Kamalanagar football playground.

The programme was attended by CADC Councilors, officials of CADC and State Government, village council and local NGO leaders.

Traditional dance performances were presented on the occasion by CADC Art & Culture troupe, Br. YMA Chawngte (L) and Br. YMA Chawngte (P).

Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO(C), Chawngte Sub-Division and Chief Guest of the programme in his speech highlighted the various developmental achievement made in CADC despite difficulties posed by Covid-19 pandemic.

While emphasizing how roads are important for development of any place he said that as many as 12 roads are under construction within CADC under PMGSY. He appreciated the effort being made by state PWD, CADC PWD and local MLA for pavement of internal roads of town and villages within CADC.

He noted that almost most places within CADC are now accessible by mobile network which is a great leap forward considering the condition just a few years back. He has expressed hope that erection of all pending signal towers would be completed within this year.

The crisis for potable water within Kamalanagar town is an ever growing problem. The SDO said that the Chawngte Composite Water Supply Scheme Phase-I for an amount of Rs.9 Crores approved under NABARD will address the problem.

CADC also organised the celebration of the Day early in the morning in the premises of CADC Secretariat. Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Executive Member and i/c CEM, CADC graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Speaking on the occasion attended by CADC Councilors and employees of CADC he shared the developmental activities undertaken by the current Executive Committee, CADC within two years of assuming office.

He remarked, “It is a tribute to this very Day to be able to announce that since assuming office we have passed six Rules, six Amendment Rules/Acts and adopted three Rules”.

He said, “Our emphasis has been for education and towards this we have done away with charging of school admission fees, repaired all school buildings, provided benches to all schools on need basis, constructed as many as 11 new school buildings, 10 more are under construction funded by NEC, awarded Senior grade/Selection grade to deprived teachers”.

During the course of his speech the various achievements highlighted include purchase of 11 numbers of scorpio (Rs.169 lakhs), one 407 Tipper for disposal of garbage (Rs.14 lakhs), installation of deep borewell at Chakma House, Aizawl (Rs.7 lakhs), blacktopping of Borapansury internal roads (Rs.69 Lakhs), construction of brick kiln (Rs.70 lakhs), construction of drainage system in Kamalanagar-III (Rs.60 lakh), vertical extension of PWD office (Rs.49 lakhs), construction of community hall at Parva and Saizawh (W) (Rs.50 lakh), Construction of recreation centre at Kamalanagar-IV (Rs.30 lakh) and rice area expansion (Rs.295 lakh).

He also made mention of various projects under PMJVK that have been approved for financial sanction like construction of Astro Turf football playground at Kamalanagar (Rs.532 Lakhs), construction of community service centre (Rs.140 Lakhs), construction of girls hostel at Kamalanagar (Rs.283 lakhs) and construction of volley ball court with viewing gallery (Rs.33 lakhs).

He further said that 700 families under Animal Husbandry & Vety, 167 families under RKVY, 80 families under CM Rural Housing and 100 families under NEDP for rural housing have benefitted so far.

“To do justice to the many deprived employees of CADC we have promoted 75 employees, upgraded the pay of 57, regularized 101 MR/Fixed Pay employees and regularized 39 Non-formal teachers”.

In an effort to equip the offices with technical staff he said the present Executive Committee has deputed as many as 50 trainees for various technical courses in forestry, agriculture, sericulture, fishery, horticulture and music.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Executive Member & i/c CEM launched the distribution of subsidised solar study lamp

Kamalanagar, 22 January, 2020: In a programme organised by Education Department, Chakma Autonomous District Council in the premises of Kamalanagar Public School Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, EM & i/c CEM, CADC launched the the distribution of subsidised solar study lamp for needy students.

The programme will benefit as many as 6739 students from 65 schools under CADC. The set includes a solar panel of 2.5 Wp power rating and a LED table lamp.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Executive Member & i/c CEM speaking at the launch of distribution of subsidised solar lamps for students.

The scheme has been pursued by CADC with Zoram Energy Development Agency (ZEDA). The study lamp set is being distributed for a contribution share of Rs.80/- by the student. The real cost of the set is Rs.480/-.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma speaking to a gathering attended by teachers from different school said that disruption of studies due to irregular power supply, absence of power supply and dependence on kerosene lamp will get addressed.

It was said that the scheme has been delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic.

CADC Winter Session concluded

Kamalanagar, 12 January, 2021: The Winter Session of Chakma Autonomous District Council which started on 5th January concluded today with its third sitting. The Second Sitting was held on 8th January.

In three Sittings the Session has passed one amendment bill, two bills, adopted a Rule of Mizoram Government and answered 12 unstarred and 2 starred questions.

In the Second Sitting the CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business, etc.) (Amendment) Rules, 2020 was passed and the Mizoram Government Employees (Counting of Past Service) Rules, 2020 was adopted.

In the third Sitting held today the CADC (Finance & Accounts) Services Rules, 2020 and the CADC (Publication Board) Rules, 2020 were discussed and passed.

The Finance and Accounts Department will be the second department in CADC to have its own service rule, the first being the Legislative Department which had its service rule (Chakma Autonomous District Council Secretariat (Recruitment and Condition of Services) Rule, 2020) passed in the Special Budget Session, 2020 held in the month of July, 2020. The Bill mover Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Hon’ble CEM, CADC made a point that effort shall be made to make every department have their own services rules. Presently, there is only one services rule for all the departments of CADC.

The CEM also expressed regret over the inordinate long time taken for the rules to receive the assent of the Governor. As many as 13 thirteen rules passed by CADC are languishing with the government of Mizoram for the assent of the Governor.

CADC Winter Session held

Kamalanagar, 05 January, 2021: The Winter Session of Chakma Autonomous District Council started today with all precautionary measures in place to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

The sitting answered seven unstarred questions and one starred question all of which were put by opposition members belonging to BJP. Some of the questions sought the list of employees regularized by the present Executive Committee, list of resident traders issued trade licences and fees charged, details of projects/schemes sanctioned by NEC, details of works and list of beneficiaries under RKVY during 2018-2021, details of beneficiary farmers and assistant amount received under AH & Vety Department during 2020-21 and detail of Local Revenues received during 2020-21.

The sitting introduced one amendment bill, one bill and a rule of Mizoram government for adoption. The CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business etc.) (Amendment) Rules’ 2020 and the Mizoram Government Employees (Counting of Past Service) Rules 2020 were introduced by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC and CADC (Publication Board) Rules, 2020 was introduced by Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, EM i/c Art & Culture, etc. The rules will be discussed and voted in the subsequent sittings.

The CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business etc.) (Amendment) Rules’ 2020 seek to amend clause (g) of Sub-rule 2 of Rule 28 of principal Rules. If the amendment get passed and receives the assent of the Governor prior approval of the Governor will not be required to fill up created gazette officer post falling vacant due to retirement or death.

The CADC (Publication Board) Rules will facilitate for formation of a Publication Board for the first time to promote and patronize publication of books in Chakma language.

The adoption of the Mizoram Government Employees (Counting of Past Service) Rules, 2020 will fulfill the absence of any rules for CADC to regulate the condition of service of officials with prior service rendered as Work charged, Contract, Provisional or any ad hoc/officiating employees.

The session was adjourned till 8th January 2021.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC flagged off the WRC Land Development project funded by NEC

Kamalanagar, 24 December, 2020:    Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council today flagged off the WRC Land Expansion project funded by NEC under Community Development Programme in a programme organised by Agriculture Department, CADC. The programme was held at Udalthana, a village 5 km from Kamalanagar which has abundant low land interspersed by hills suitable for  conversion to WRC land.

The project will develop a total area of 115.7 Hectares at a total project cost of Rs.295.68 lakhs. 17 areas will be covered under the project. On an average each beneficiary will get 36 hours of work time. However, the estimated work time shall vary depending upon the nature of the landscape. For land with steep gradient where it would be uneconomical the estimated work time will be curtailed.

The programme was attended by Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC, Dg. Buban Kumar Chakma, EM i/c Agriculture besides other MDCs, village council leaders and beneficiary farmers. 

The project was flagged off with the battle cry – ‘Nobody shall live under shortage of food”. 

The CEM speaking assured of more projects to bring more land under WRC citing Rs.750 crore set aside by Mizoram Government under SEDP and two other projects one amounting to Rs.19 crore and another Rs.30 crore submitted by CADC to the concerned Central Ministry. He also made mention of a fishery project amounting to Rs.2.20 Crore that is about to be sanctioned by January 2021 which shall seek to make CADC self-sufficient in fish production. 

He said, “It shall be our endeavour that no land is left fallow and everyone have opportunity for livelihood irrespective of one’s political affiliation.” 

He said that in addition to expansion of WRC land the project would encourage more people to switch from shifting/jhum cultivation to permanent/settled cultivation while stating that till today a large section of the people continue to practice jhum cultivation. He has urged for more people to adopt settled way of cultivation while adding that civilisation has been possible when mankind gave up nomadic life. 

“More than making fund available for developmental activity, ensuring its proper utilization and making the benefit reach the target group is important”, he remarked. 

He further added, “CADC have received enough fund under various central government programme during the last one decade but commensurate development has not happened because there is a problem with our attitude which must change for the better”. 

Dg. Buban Kumar Chakma, EM i/c Agriculture giving credit to the able leadership of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma for the project said, “It shall be ensured the project is implemented properly and monitoring will be conducted from time to time for the purpose”. 

He further added, “I shall personally make time for monitoring the work.” 

Circular: Greeting without physical contact

The 17th December, 2020

In continuation of this office Letter No.A.1102/10/2020-CDC(MSED)/222, Dt. 11/12/2020 and in consideration of the prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely essential to strictly follow the Covid Appropriate Behaviour in order to defeat this deadly virus.

Now, therefore, the Headmasters of all Middle/Primary Schools under Chakma Autonomous District Council are instructed to display the posters appended herewith on ‘Greeting without Physical Contact’ within and outside the school complexes to create awareness among scchool staff, students and parents/guardians.

Enclosed as above.

Education Officer
Middle School Education Department
Chakma Autonomous District Council

Notification: Village Awareness campaign by LAD

I am directed to notify the concerned Village Council Presidents that a Village to Village Awareness Campaign within Kamalanagar Town area for containment of spread of COVID-19 Pandemic shall be conducted by Local Administration Department with effect from 20th December, 2020.

Therefore, all Local NGOs and Village Councils are requested to co-operate Local Administration Department during the program.

Local Administration Officer
Chakma Autonomous District Council

All Acts, Rules & Regulations of CADC compiled in a book

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.

Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, releasing the book titled “A Compilation of Acts, Rules & Regulations of Chakma Autonomous District Council”.

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.

Circular: All schools to disseminate information on “How to wear mask”

In continuation of this office Letter No.A.1102/10/2020-CDC(MSED)/274, Dt. 26/11/2020 and in consideration of the prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely essential to strictly follow the Covid Appropriate Behaviour in order to defeat this deadly virus.

Now, therefore, the Headmasters of all Middle/Primary Schools under Chakma Autonomous District Council are instructed to disseminate the information on ‘How to wear mask’ and make awareness among school staff, students and parents/guardians.

Enclosed as above.

Sd/- Education Officer
Middle School Education Department
Chakma Autonomous District Council

Corrigendum to Tender Notification : Construction of Schools

In Paragraph 4 (four) of the tender notice vide order No.9/2020 of date 7/12/2020, conveyed under Memo No.G.12016/62/2020-2021/CADC-EDN(P/S)/118 of date 7/12/2020, the sentence appeared as

The Earnest Money has to be in form of fixed deposit/deposit at call, etc. in favour of Education Officer, Primary School Education, Chakma Autonomous District Council, Kamalanagar, Mizoram

should be read as

The Earnest Money should be in the form of Treasury Challan. Demand Draft of a scheduled bank or form of deposit at a call receipt of scheduled Bank guaranteed by the Reserve Bank of India pledged in favour of Executive Secretary, Chakma Autonomous District Council, Kamalanagar“.

Education Officer
Primary School Education
Chakma Autonomous District Council