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Dg. Sishir Kumar Chakma, A&CO, CADC Passes Away

Kamalanagar, 15 November, 2022: Dg. Sishir Kumar Chakma, A&CO, CADC passed away this morning at Agartala Government Medical College & G.B. Pant Hospital, Agartala at 11:00 am due to cardiac arrest. He had gone to Agartala along with the delegation from Mizoram to attend the 3-day International Conference on Chakma Language, Scripts & Culture in Agartala. Earlier, on Sunday during the Conference he suddenly collapsed on his seat and was found unconscious whereupon he was immediately rushed to the nearby Hospital. He was admitted to the ICU, where the doctors started immediate treatment. However, his condition did not improve and this morning he was declared dead.

He served the District Council under various positions and capacities. He joined the District Council on 18/06/1990 as an Assistant Rural Development Officer during the tenure of Dg. Pulin Bayan Chakma as the CEM. Subsequently, he held the posts of District Industry Officer and then Judicial Officer until he was appointed as A&CO, CADC on 11/12/2015. He was set to retire on 31/12/27. His untimely demise is a great lost to the District Council and the Chakma community.

He was born on 14/12/1967 to Shri Basi Chandra Chakma and Smt. Kripa Mugi Chakma as the fifth son of their six children. He completed his graduation in Arts from Government Lunglei College under NEHU in 1994. He is survived by his wife Smt. Champa Chakma, two sons Shri Mohim Chakma and Shri Barnard Chakma and one daughter Miss Vanilla Chakma. An official condolence meeting is scheduled to be organized by CADC tomorrow in the CADC Secretariat premises.

Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma resigns from the post of CEM, CADC

Kamalanagar, 10 November 2022: Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma today tendered resignation from the post of Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council. The resignation letter was addressed to the Governor, Mizoram through the Chairman, CADC.

The development came on 1st November 2022 when the Governor of Mizoram ordered for a Vote of Confidence (Floor Test) following the withdrawal of support by five (5) MDCs on 7th October 2022.

Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma was sworn in to the office of CEM, CADC on 9th June, 2022 taking over from Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, the then CEM, CADC being removed from the office of CEM in a no-confidence motion moved during the first sitting of the CADC Budget Session held on 9th May, 2022. He has held the office for about 5 months.

With his resignation the current Executive Committee, CADC stand dissolved and a new Executive Committee needs to be constituted.

CADC CEM along with colleagues attended 6th Kathina Civara Dana at Hujee Mawnaw Vihara

Kamalanagar, 5 November, 2022: Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) today attended the celebration of 6th Kathina Civara Dana at Hujee Mawnaw Vihara, Udalthana, about 5 km from Kamalanagar. He was accompanied by Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Chairman, CADC, Dgb. Kusum Lota Chakma, Executive Member, CADC, Dg. Charan Singh Chakma, Adviser to Planning & Development Committee, besides other dignitaries like Dg. Nirupam Chakma, Ex-Minister and other Ex-MDCs.

The CEM extolled all the participants of robe weaving because of whose hard work and toiling the event was successfully completed. He also mentioned that he was lucky enough to be able to take part in the programme like everyone else as to participate in the Kathina Civara Dana in one’s lifetime is the biggest offering amongst all as per Buddhism.

He implored everyone that they should follow the path of the truth as taught by the Buddha which will not only improve the life of an individual but also take the Chakma community from persisting darkness to the light as a whole. He reminded that we have only CADC of our own which is limited to small amount of entire Chakma population. Now, everything is possible for those who is willing to change his life as compared to ancient time, he added.

The event was kicked-off on 4th November, 2022 by weaving the Civara (Robe) within the span of the night which was to be donated the next day i.e. 5th November, 2022 and hence the name β€œKathina Civara Dana”. Besides Kathina Civara Dana, Buddha Puja, Sangha Dana, Attaparikkar Dana, etc were performed.

The programme was concluded by releasing the Lantern lights in the evening. More than 1000 devotees attended the programme.

National Commission for Scheduled Tribe team paid a 3 day visits to Mizoram; meets with 3 ADCs representatives

Aizawl, October 7, 2022: A delegation from National Commission for Scheduled Tribe paid a 3 day visits to Mizoram on Friday (today) headed by Shri Ananta Nayak Member, Shri Konthang Touthang Joint Secretary and Ms. Parida PS. The team had a high level meeting with the elected representatives of the 3 Autonomous District Councils namely – Lai, Mara and Chakma Autonomous District Council at the State Guest House, Aizawl. The meeting was attended by Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma CEM CADC, Dg. Onishmoy Chakma Adviser to CEM CADC, CEM LADC and CEM LADC and some other high level officials of the 3 ADCs.

The meeting discussed various issues in relation to the scheduled tribes in the 3 ADCs particularly in regards to allocation of funds, lack of medical facilities, education, developmental projects/schemes etc.

Further, a joint memorandum was submitted by the 3 ADCs regarding various issues and challenges faced by the ADCs and pleading for assistance under Article 275(1), 280 and to consider the 125th Constitutional Amendment Bill so as to enhance the powers of the ADCs.

CADC Football team set out for BTC; Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, EM, CADC will lead the party

Kamalanagar, October 6, 2022: The Chakma Autonomous District Council Football team sets out for Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) today to participate in the 1st Inter Sixth Schedule Councils Premier Football League, 2022 (ISPL, 2022) schedule to be held from 9th October – 23rd October, 2022 in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Assam. Dg Durjya Dhan Chakma, EM i/c Sports and Youth Services Dept., CADC will lead the representing team. He will be accompanied by Dg Bubon Kumar Chakma, MDC, CADC and H. Amaresh Chakma, MDC, CADC for the Opening Ceremony function on 9th October, 2022 at Dimakuchi Stadium, Udalguri, BTR.

The 1st Inter Sixth Schedule Councils Premier Football League, 2022 first of its kind is being organised by the Government of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) to give a big boost to the development of Football in the BTC region and help foster community spirit within BTR and also with players from other Sixth Schedule Areas of North East India.

All the ten Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) under Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India will participate in the Football tournament; three each from Mizoram, Assam and Meghalaya and one from Tripura. The Chakma, Lai and Mara Autonomous District Councils are the three participatory teams from Mizoram.

The ten Football teams are categorised into two groups A & B. The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (Meghalaya), the Mara Autonomous District Council (Mizoram), the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (Tripura), the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council (Assam) and the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (Assam) in Group – A while the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (Meghalaya), the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (Meghalaya), the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR, Assam), the Lai Autonomous District Council (Mizoram) and the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Mizoram) in Group – B.

Dg Prityrup Chakma, i/c ADSPO, CADC, Dg. Suman Chakma, SRO cum AI&PRO, CADC and Dg. Raju Chakma, UDC, Forest Dept., CADC have been invested with Manager, Asst. Coach and H/Coach respectively.

List of the Football team is as follows:

  1. Aadawr Chakma
  2. Rebeng Chakma
  3. L.Alok Bikash Chakma
  4. Dino Moy Chakma
  5. Sagar Chakma
  6. Rupam Chakma
  7. F. B. Oojhor Chakma
  8. Phibir Chakma
  9. Lokki Moy Chakma
  10. Sumiran Chakma
  11. Prity Joy Tong
  12. Ronaldo Tong
  13. Bonson Tong
  14. Sawmbal Chakma
  15. Tatu Chakma
  16. Tanak Chakma
  17. Dhav Chakma
  18. Poransa Chakma

CADC CEM calls on Governor

Aizawl, 7 October, 2022: The Hon’ble Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) Dg Buddha Lila Chakma called on His Excellency the Governor of Mizoram Shri Hari Babu Kambhampati at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl on Thursday. The duo discussed issues like Security (PSO) arrangements for CEM, Chairman and Dy. Chairman, EMs et al; additional fund allocations; developmental activities & smooth functioning of administration and Enhancement of salaries for the Chief Executive Member, Executive Members, Chairman, Dy. Chairman, Member of District Council and other issues relating to the welfare of the people and staffs of the 3 ADCs etc.

This was their second consecutive meeting. Earlier on Tuesday, they met in the meeting the Governor had held with the three ADCs.

Governor holds meeting with the 3 ADCs; discusses about infrastructure projects

Aizawl, 4 October, 2022: His Excellency the Governor of Mizoram Shri Hari Babu Kambhampati on Tuesday convened a high-level meeting to discuss issues pertaining to the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) at Raj Bhavan. In the meeting, Dg Buddha Lila Chakma, CEM, CADC represented the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) while V. Zirsanga, CEM, LADC and K. Chhihrau, ES, MADC represented Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) and Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) respectively.

During the meeting, the issues ranging from Timely and Correct preparation of Accounts, Enhancement of Salary & Allowances of Chief Executive Member, Executive Members, Members of District Council, Chairman, Dy. Chairman and Infrastructural Projects under the 3 ADCs and the difficulty faced in the recruitment of staff under ADCs were comprehensively discussed.

In the meeting, Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, CEM, CADC implored for the enhancement of non-salary component to the 3 ADCs and maintenance of the pro-rata ratio on devolution of fund  to the 3 ADCs as recommended by the 1st Mizoram Finance Commission, which is 7:9:11. He stressed that the State Govt. earmarks and allocates fund to the 3 ADCs more than 94% under salary head as Grant-in-Aid, due to which the ADCs hardly take up minor developmental works   within their respective jurisdictions. Maximum share of the remaining fund are spent for maintenance of offices, Vehicles and other administrative costs.

The Governor advised the ADCs to pump in as many projects as they could with 100% financial support from the central government. On behalf of the state government, Vanlalchhuanga, Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Dr Lalrozama, Sectretary, District Council and Minority Affairs and Lalmalsawma Pachhuau, Secretary, Planning Development attended the meeting. The CAG office was represented by L. Hangsing, Principal Accountant General and his team.

76th Independence Day celebrated at Kamalanagar

Kamalanagar, 15 August, 2022: The 76th Independence Day of India celebrated at Kamalanagar, Chakma Autonomous District Council was graced by Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng, Vice-Chairman, Lunglei High Power Committee as Chief Guest. The celebration organized by SDO(Civil), Chawngte was held in the helipad ground of Baganpara.

March-past were performed by contingents represented by different schools of Kamalanagar and Chawngte area.

The Branch YMA, Chawngte P entertained the audience with the Cheraw dance while Chakma traditional dance was performed by the artists of Art & Culture Department, CADC. Local popular artists enliven the programme with their solo performances.

Prizes were given away by the Chief Guest to the participating teams and winners of badminton and football tournaments organized to mark the celebration of 76th Independence Day. NCC, Government Kamalanagar College was adjudged the best parade contingent. First prize in football was bagged by Chawngte-L FC while badminton double was won by Pu Ramnienga and Pu LH. Lalmalsawma under category-A, Pu C. Lalnunsanga and Pu LalhmingsangaKhiangte under category-B, Pu LH. Lalmalsawma and Pu Lalengzauva under 40+ category, Pu Jerry Lalmuanawma Pachuau and Lalengzauva.

A friendly football match was played between a team comprising of senior officers of CADC and a team by Chawngte Area Football Association to commemorate the Day.

Among the various achievements of the MNF led state government highlighted by Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng in his speech he also talked about the Astro Turf football ground at Kamalanagar which he said shall benefit the youth of the region in promoting career in football.

Earlier, in the morning, Dg. Buddhalila Chakma, Chief Executive Member, CADC unfurled the National Flag in the premises of CADC Secretariat in the presence of officials and staff of CADC.

Speaking during the programme he stated that many entitlements of CADC remains to be fulfilled while assuring to pursue them in the right earnest with the concerned authority. He urged of all the employees to be faithful with their respective duties and responsibilities in service to CADC.

He thanked the employees of CADC for coming forward to contribute voluntarily one day pay of their salary towards celebration of the CADC Golden Jubilee.

A day earlier, the celebration programme came under cloud with call for its boycott by the local NGOs for non-fulfilment of their demands for regular power supply, adequate staffing and equipping of the local hospital, separate SDO and BDO for Chawngte RD Block and demand for more police personals and lady constable in the local police station. The boycott was called off on assurance to meet the demand.

Plantation programme organized to commemorate CADC Golden Jubilee

Kamalanagar, 7 August, 2022: Plantation of sapling programme undertaken throughout Chakma Autonomous District Council since the last couple of weeks to commemorate CADC Golden Jubilee culminated today with the Members of District Council taking their turn to take part in the programme.

Today, in the early morning, the MDCs went around the Kamalanagar town and planted saplings at designated locations.

In the last couple of weeks all the 33 departments of CADC which were assigned dates and routes in and around Kamalanagar town by the CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee took their turn to plant saplings. Fencing around the saplings were also ensured. The expenses involved were borne by the individual.

The saplings so planted were supplied by the Environment, Forest & Climate Change Department, CADC through the Celebration Committee. The Committee also supplied saplings to villages that were situated along the bank of river Toijong by boat. For Borapansury and adjacent villages saplings were carried by road.

Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya, MDC elected as new Deputy Chairman

Kamalanagar, 29 July, 2022: Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya, MDC of Chakma Autonomous District Council elected from 16-New Jaganasury MDC constituency has become the new Deputy Chairman of CADC after being elected uncontested in an election held today in the Session Hall of CADC.

The vacancy of the office of Deputy Chairman was resulted due to resignation tendered by Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, the outgoing Deputy Chairman. He tendered his resignation on 7th July, 2022.

For Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya it is his third term as MDC. He also held the office of Executive Member, CADC earlier.