Kamalanagar, 09 September, 2020: The Monsoon Session of Chakma Autonomous District Council was held today with the approval of the Governor of Mizoram amidst restriction due to Covid-19 pandemic. The Session discussed and passed the motion of thanks to the present Executive Committee for the achievement it has made since assuming office, moved by Dg. Charan Singh Chakma, Deputy Chief Whip.
Achievements in respect of school education and good governance made by the current Executive Committee since assuming office in January, 2019 were discussed. Some of the achievements highlighted during the course of the discussion that are worth a mention are regularization of NFT/MR/Fixed pay staff that are long overdue, according due to the deprived employees, facilitating training for a large number of technical staff, recruitment of staff by conducting examination, implementation of VRS for the aged and incapacitated staff, contribution of Rs.6.78 crore to the Pension Contributory Fund, withdrawing charging of school admission fees, providing durable school furniture to all schools, providing school text book in full set free of cost, vertical extension of PWD office, restructuring the Land Revenue administrative set up, legislation of as many as seven rules, providing relief to persons affected by Covid-19, procurement of 12 office vehicles, construction of roads across CADC under PMGSY including arterial roads like Kamalanagar-Borapansury road, Kamalanagar-Longpuighat road, retention of Kamalanagar Composite Water Supply Scheme, agriculture and school infrastructure projects under NEC, etc.
The Session had to be summoned over a short notice served on 7th September, 2020 which has aggrieved the MDCs of BJP legislature party. The MDCs of the BJP legislature party have remained absent in the session today. Earlier, yesterday, the BJP legislature party aggrieved by the short notice of the summon submitted a memorandum to Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC while alleging violation of rules of CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business, etc.) Rules, 2002 and demanded rescheduling of the summon of the Monsoon session to maintain the time gap between serving the notice of summon and commencement of the session.
The District Council Secretariat in its reply to the BJP legislature party maintained that no rules have been violated and the Session was called in accordance of Sub-Rule 6 of Rule 33 which states, “Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule, nothing shall restrict the power of the Governor to summon a meeting of the District Council at any time as he may think fit in public interest.”
The District Council Secretariat in a letter dated 14th August, 2020 sought His Excellency’s permission to conduct the Monsoon session from 8th September, 2020 which stated that due time to conduct the Monsoon session was mid-July, which could not be maintained due to Covid-19 prohibitory orders of the government issued from time to time. The governor in a letter dated 7th September, 2020 accorded permission to conduct the Session on 08/09/2020 which had to be deferred by a day for convenient of all.