Author: CADC

Anapana Meditation to be introduced in schools, among other resolutions of CADC

Kamalanagar, the 13th June, 2024: The Executive Committee of the Chakma Autonomous District Council, in its 12th meeting held today took the following resolutions:

1.P/S & MS Education: It was resolved that Annapana meditation shall be introduced in the Primary and Middle Schools within CADC (optional). Teachers interested in taking 10 days Vipassana course may avail leave through the concerned Headmasters on a rotational basis. 10-minutes Anapana meditation shall be conducted at the start of the school. Mizoram Vipassana Meditation Centre, Kamalanagar, shall arrange introductory courses in meditation for all schools within the CADC.

2. Land, Revenue & Settlement Department: It was resolved that the following officials shall be entrusted with the drafting of Land & Revenue Act, 2024:

(i) Executive Member (Revenue) & Law & Judicial Department (ii) Executive Secretary, CADC (iii) Sr. Revenue Officer (iv) Dg. Manabendra Chakma, RSO and (iv) Dg. Uttam Chakma, Judicial Officer.  They have been advised to complete the task before the next Monsoon Session of CADC.

3. General Administration & Control Department: It was resolved that 9 (Nine) staff members of Borapansury Primary Health Centre who were found guilty during the inquiry shall be terminated immediately and the resulting vacant posts shall be filled up till the time the government takes up the PHC.

4. Law & Judicial Department: It was resolved that the compilation of CADC Court records shall be completed within 6 (Six) months by the concerned department. The Customary Law Code Sub Rule 6 of Rule 32 shall also be amended.

5. Sports & Youth Services Department: It was resolved that Cash reward shall be given to individuals from Chakma Autonomous District Council excelling in the field of sports as specified hereunder:

Individual player:

  • State Champion- Rs.50,000.
  • National Champion- Rs.1,00,000.
  • International Champion- Rs.3,00,000.

Team players:

  • State level- Rs.40,000.
  • National level- Rs.75,000.
  • International level- Rs.2,00,000.

CADC Kicks Off “Green Mizoram Week” with mass tree-plantation

Kamalanagar, June 13, 2024: The Environment, Forest & Climate Change Department of the Chakma Autonomous District Council launched the “Green Mizoram Week” today with a mass plantation of tree saplings in Kamalanagar. Various departments of CADC, local Village Councils, and NGOs came together to plant tree saplings along the SSB Colony – ADFM roadside.

Green Mizoram Week 2024
Green Mizoram Week 2024

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, the Chief Executive Member & MLA of Mizoram, along with his Executive Committee colleagues, inaugurated the programme by planting the first saplings. They then visited the designated planting sites to observe the efforts of staff members from various departments.

This programme is a part of the state-wide “Green Mizoram Day” observance, an initiative aimed at promoting environmental awareness and action. Yesterday, a preparatory meeting was held at the Chakma Rest House Conference Hall, chaired by Dg. Sanjeev Chakma, the Executive Member i/c Environment, Forest & Climate Change Department. The meeting was attended by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma as the Chief Guest. Other Executive Members, heads of departments, NGO representatives, and Village Council members were also present in the meeting. The meeting discussed various measures to safeguard the dwindling forest cover of CADC. It was resolved in the meeting that a large-scale plantation of tree saplings would be conducted to mark the beginning of Green Mizoram Week within CADC. Each department and NGO was allotted specific plots along the SSB Colony to ADFM road for planting of saplings. The CEM, CADC impressed upon the stakeholders that it was equally important to take care of the saplings as much as planting them was.

Green Mizoram Week 2024
Green Mizoram Week 2024

The Environment, Forest & Climate Change Department, which organized the event, aims to plant 10,000 saplings during the week-long observance.

Notice inviting quotations for supply of Arecanut Seedlings

The Executive Committee or CADC herebv invites Sealed Quotation from the reputed and bonafide Nurserv Firms within and outside CADC as well as Mizoram for supplying ol Arecanut seedlings (Poly potted for the implementation of the scheme “Purchase & distribution of saplings” under Horticulture Department, CADC,Kamalanagar during the financial year 2024-2025. Quotations will be received w.e.f. 10/06/2024 to 18/06/ 2024 on all office working days during office hours and will be opened on 19/06/2024 in the office chamber of the undersigned at 1:30.00 pm.

Sd/-
Jagadish Chakma
District Council Horticulture Officer
Chakma Autonomous District Council

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC & MLA inaugurates school buildings

Kamalanagar, 07 June 2024: On 6th June 2024, Thursday, the Chief Executive Member of the Chakma Autonomous District Council and MLA, Mizoram, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, inaugurated two newly constructed school buildings at Golasury and Ajasora-II. Earlier on 5th June, 2024, two other primary schools were inaugurated at Udalthana-II and Aratinagar.

The inauguration programmes were graced by the presence of Dg. Ananta Bikash Chakma, Executive Member, Dg. Santosh Chakma and Dgb. Sona Chakma, Members of District Councils, officials from the CADC Education Department, students and their parents, school’s staff members, local NGOs and School Management Committee members. Funded by the North Eastern Council (NEC) under the Community Development Programme scheme, each of the school buildings was constructed at an estimated amount of ₹30,87,100.

In his addresses, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma highlighted the significant efforts his government has made to improve educational infrastructure in CADC since 2019. He pointed out that substantial amount of funds had been allocated for educational development in CADC during the tenure of the past administrations, but the resources were not utilized effectively which left the schools in pathetic conditions.

He said his government has left no stone unturned in working for the people’s development by exploring all possible avenues. Through relentless effort, his government has been able to secure the projects from the NEC for the constructions of ten school buildings across CADC. He also highlighted several innovative measures introduced by his administration, including free distribution of textbooks, free school admission, and the provision of furniture and other essential materials to the schools within the CADC. These initiatives, he asserted, had not been undertaken by the previous administrations.

Expressing his deep concern about the current educational standards in CADC, which he described as “dangerously low,” Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma shared his apprehensions about a bleak future for today’s school children if the quality of education does not improve. “Whatever blunder had been committed in the past should not be repeated. I urge the teaching fraternity to re-double their efforts in raising the quality of education. By learning lessons from the past mistakes, we must implement measures that safeguard our children and benefit the future of our community”, he said.

Executive Member Dg. Ananta Bikash Chakma, speaking at the program, described the new school building at Golasury village within his constituency as a valuable asset for its residents and urged the teachers, local NGOs, and community members to take proper care of the school by conducting periodic inspections to uphold its condition. Dg. Santosh Chakma, MDC, expressed gratitude towards Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma for selecting Ajasora village within his constituency for the construction of a new school building. He urged everyone to ensure that the school building is well-maintained and beneficial to the community for many years to come.

In her short speech, Dgb. Sona Chakma, MDC, appealed to the guardians to prioritize their children’s education. She highlighted the importance of teaching them the dignity of labor to prepare them for any challenges in their future, explaining further that education is not just about academics but also about instilling values and a strong work ethic in the next generation.

New school buildings inaugurated in Chakma Autonomous District Council

Kamalanagar, 5 June 2024: The Chief Executive Member of the Chakma Autonomous District Council & MLA, 36-Tuichawng Assembly Constituency, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, inaugurated two newly constructed primary school buildings today. The schools, Udalthana-II Primary School and Nirupam Primary School at Aratinagar, were built with funding from the North Eastern Council (NEC) under the Community Development Programme. Each school was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 30,87,100.

The inauguration programmes, organized by the Education Department, CADC, were attended by Executive Members, MDCs, officials from the Education Department and the Public Works Department (PWD), students’ guardians, members of local NGOs, Village Council, and the School Management Committee.

In his address, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma commended the persistent efforts of his administration in bringing these projects to fruition. He recalled the continuous pursuit of these projects by his government since the Mizo National Front (MNF) assumed office in CADC in 2019. He extended heartfelt thanks to Shri Gopal Chetri, the then Director of NEC, for his assistance in expediting the release of the allocated funds and appreciated the concerned departments and officials of CADC for effectively monitoring these projects to ensure their successful implementation.

Expressing concerns about the current educational standards in the area, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma urged the teaching community to make sincere efforts to improve the quality of education, saying that the noble service of imparting education accrues merit (punnya).

He reiterated that the CADC authority is providing the teaching community with all that are entitled to them within its capacity and expected them to fulfill their responsibilities with dedication and sincerity.

Executive Member, Dg. Kalasoga Chakma speaking at the programme stressed that while the government’s responsibility is to bring development and create infrastructure, it is the responsibility of the public to look after it with proper care. He requested the village council members and the School Management Committee to work closely with the teaching staff to ensure the education system at the grassroots level runs smoothly for the benefit of the school children.

Dg. Santosh Chakma, MDC of CADC, and Dg. Gana Chandra Chakma, Education Officer, through their short speeches, advised the teaching community to be dutiful and encouraged community participation in running the schools smoothly and improving educational standards. They emphasized the critical role of the teaching community in shaping the future of the students and the community at large.

Dg. Supreme Raj Chakma Sworn in as Executive Member of the 11th CADC

Kamalanagar, 21 May 2024: Dg. Supreme Raj Chakma, MDC, has been officially sworn in as an Executive Member of the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council in a ceremony held today at the Arts & Culture Hall, Kamalanagar. His appointment, recommended by the Chief Executive Member of CADC, was approved by the Governor of Mizoram on May 7, 2024.

Pi B. Malsawmtluangi, MCS, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Lawngtlai, administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy in the presence of CADC councilors, officials and other dignitaries.

Dg. Supreme Raj Chakma was elected as an MDC from the 3-Chhotapansury Constituency on Indian National Congress (INC) party ticket in the CADC General Election, 2023, and later joined the MNF party. This marked his successful debut in electoral politics. He holds a law degree from University of Delhi, and had been a practicing lawyer before joining politics.

The Chief Executive Member & MLA, Mizoram, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, addressing the gathering, warmly congratulated the newly sworn-in Executive Member and expressed confidence in his capabilities. He emphasized the significance of this momentous day, noting that his swearing-in completes the 11th Executive Committee of CADC which also coincides with current Executive Committee’s successful completion of one year in office.

Reflecting on the various challenges faced, he commended the present Executive Committee for its commitment to good governance. He firmly asserted that the Executive Committee bears no blame for any shortcomings and highlighted its marked improvement over previous administrations. He expressed his commitment to uphold this standard and sought the support of all stakeholders to continue serving the people with dedication.

He also expressed concern over certain elements within the Chakma society propagating negativity driven by hatred, and emphasized the need to discard such detrimental mindsets for the brighter future of the community.

CADC Science Talent Search Examination-2024

N0.86/CSTE/DSEB/2024-2025/212/15
DISTRICT SCHOOL EDUCATION BOARD
CHAKMA AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT COUNCIL
KAMALANAGAR.

:: Dated: Kamalanagar, the 20th May, 2024.

NOTIFICATION

The District School Education Board (DEB) is pleased to announce that its going to conduct Science Talent Examination with the name CADC Science Talent Search Examination-2024. The examination aims to identify, encourage and test the young students with an aptitude for science and mathematics and instill scientific temper among them.

Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in DEB affiliated Middle Schools. Maximum of 5 (five) students shall be allowed to participate from each school Syllabus: Syllabus for the examination will cover topics based on the academic textbooks of Science and Mathematics with the addition of Critical Thinking. The weightage of subject shall be as follows-

SubjectMarks
1Science40
2Mathematics40
3Critical Thinking20
Total Marks100

Awards and Recognition: Top performers will receive a certificate of Merit with a cash
prize of:

  • Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand only) for 1st Prize
  • Rs. 15,000/- (Rupees fifteen thousand only) for 2nd Prize &
  • Rs. 10,000 /- (Rupees ten thousand only) for 3rd Prize.

Application Process: Interested students should submit their application form through their respective schools. Application form can be availed from the DEB office from Monday, 3rd June 2024 onwards. The date and venue of the Examination shall be declared in a separate notification in a later date.
We encourage all DEB affiliated schools to participate and facilitate their students to showcase their scientific talents through this examination.

Sd/-
(ROY MANIKYO CHAKMA)
Secretary
District School Education Board
Chakma Autonomous District Council
Kamalanagar

FIR lodged over unauthorized tree-felling in CADC Reserved Forest

Kamalanagar, 17 May 2024: The Environment, Forest & Climate Change Department of the Chakma Autonomous District Council has taken a decisive action against illegal deforestation activities in Borapansury. On 15 May, 2024, an FIR was lodged with the Borapansury Police Station against Shri Bira Kumar Chakma of Borapansury-II, for unauthorized felling of trees for jhum cultivation in the reserved forest area.

The FIR, filed by Shri Daya Moy Dhammei, District Council Conservator of Forests, stated that Bira Kumar Chakma has been engaged in felling of trees in the Village Forest Reserved of Borapansury-I, covering approximately 8.5 hectares. This act violates Sections 14 and 15 of the CADC Forest Act, 1992, which strictly prohibits the unauthorized use of reserved forest areas.

The complaint further cited a notification issued by the Government of Mizoram on April 20, 2020, which cancelled all agricultural land passes within notified reserved forests. In compliance, the Executive Committee of CADC cancelled all the passes including that of Shri Bira Kumar Chakma within the Village Supply Reserved Forest of Borapansury-I & II on October 9, 2023. As a result, he no longer has any legal right to use the land.

The Village Council President of Borapansury-I, had earlier lodged complaints against Shri Bira Kumar Chakma for his encroachment and illegal activities. Despite multiple requests and a warning letter issued by the District Council Conservator of Forests on March 4, 2024, directing him to stop all activities, he continued his illegal activities.

The FIR further stated that Shri Bira Kumar Chakma had breached state government’s directives by burning jhum beyond the prescribed deadline of March 15, 2024. It was observed that he conducted the burning on April 23, 2024, violating the guidelines set by the Fire Prevention Committee of the state and district.

In light of these persistent violations, the complainant has urged the authorities to arrest Shri Bira Kumar Chakma and take appropriate legal action to prevent further illegal activities.