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New Executive Committee, CADC formed

Kamalanagar, 30 April, 2021: The new Executive Committee of Chakma Autonomous District Council has been formed today with the swearing-in of five elected MDCs out of seven appointed by the Governor, Mizoram on the recommendation of the Chief Executive Member, CADC.

The five MDCs who have taken oath of office of Executive Member are Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya, Dg. Uday Tongchangya, Dg. Mohesh Boran Chakma and Dg. Lakhan Chakma.

Dg. Bubon Kumar Chakma and Dg. Sanjeev Chakma on the advice of the medical department refrained from attending the ceremony who are under quarantine due to Covid. Their induction ceremony will be conducted later.

Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO(C), Chawngte administered the oath of office on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai.

The CEM, CADC in the occasion has announced, “Allocation of different departments to the Executive Members will be done today”.

50th CADC Day celebrated

Kamalanagar, 29 April, 2021: Amidst worsening Covid pandemic situation and with restriction on movement in place the 50th Chakma Autonomous District Council Day was observed today in the premises of CADC Secretariat, Kamalanagar while enforcing protocols for containment of the spread of the disease.

The celebration has been toned-down to a modest scale due to Covid and Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, CEM, CADC graced the occasion as its Chief Guest.

The programme was attended by the MDCs and employees of CADC who gathered maintaining social distance and putting on mask.

Homage was paid to the former Chakma leaders Dg. Krista Mohan Chakma, Dg. Baneshwar Chakma, Dg. Atul Chandra Chakma, Dg. Hari Krishto Chakma, Dg. Media Chakma and Dg. Satyo Priyo Dewan who have led the movement for autonomy of the Chakmas in Mizoram.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, CEM, CADC speaking expressed gratitude to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar because of whose effort the Sixth Schedule has found a place in the Constitution to provide space for self-determination of the tribal people like the Chakmas while adding, “Today, because of the CADC the Chakmas have an opportunity for political aspiration and to safeguard and promote their cultural identity.”

He has also remembered Dg. Sneha Kumar Chakma for his contribution to the Chakma community during both pre and post independent time while saying, “It’s a matter of immense pride for the Chakmas that he was member of the All India Excluded Areas Sub-Committee of the Constituent Assembly of India for CHT.”.

While emphasizing the need for transparency in governance he said, “Since assuming office of CEM I have been making every effort to bring in transparency in the functioning of CADC under my leadership by making available information pertaining to developmental measures being taken through social media.”

He stated that the appointment of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma and Dg. Buddhalila Chakma as Adviser to CEM, Administration and Political Affairs respectively, has been a step towards utilizing the services of the best minds of the senior leaders in the service of the welfare of the people.

He highlighted the recent effort being taken by CADC in the fight against recent surge in covid cases within CADC citing relief being provided to residents of Borkalak and Semeisury village by bearing the cost of their civil supply ration, setting up Covid Care Centre at Kamalanagar and offering food to Covid patients hailing from CADC lodged at CCC, Lawngtlai.

Dg. Mohan Chakma becomes the new Chairman of CADC

Kamalanagar, 21 April, 2021: Dg. Mohan Chakma, MDC, Chakma Autonomous District Council today was declared the new Chairman, CADC elected. He has succeeded Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, the outgoing Chairman, who was removed in a no-confidence motion in the first sitting of the recently concluded Budget Session.

Dg. Mohan Chakma elected as the Chairman, CADC

Nomination filing for the election was notified for yesterday with election to be held today. However, Dg. Mohan Chakma was the lone candidate who filed nomination and was declared elected uncontested today.

The 10th CADC is his third consecutive stint as MDC who have been contesting from 20-Parva constituency since joining active politics. In the last two terms he has held the post of Executive Member, CADC.

CADC MNF legislature party meeting held on Covid situation in CADC

Kamalanagar, 20 April, 2021: Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, CADC today called a meeting of the MNF legislature Party in his office to discuss measures on Covid situation in Chakma Autonomous District Council which has recorded spurt in covid positive cases in the last couple of days.

32 Covid positive cases have been reported in the last couple of days from within CADC most of whom belong to the village of Barkalak. The cases have emerged on a contact tracing hunt and the numbers are still counting. The situation has led the district authorities to moot for setting up of a Covid Care Centre at Kamalanagar with support of CADC.

Today’s meeting has been called to explore and identify source of fund to manage the current situation that is turning out to be critical day by day.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, CEM proposed for setting up of a CEM Relief Fund to address any kind of distress situation arising due to natural calamity like flood, fire, cyclone, pandemic, etc.

The meeting has formed a drafting committee to frame a draft guideline which shall govern the operation of the Fund. The CEM stated that outmost importance shall be ensured for transparency of the fund and all transaction shall be made public through the CADC website.

Till the CEM Relief Fund is set up it has been decided that Rs.10 Lakhs shall be disposed out MDC LAD Fund being contribution of Rs.50,000/- by each MDC.

It was also decided that CADC will bear the cost of civil supply ration for the current month for all the households under Barkalak village who are under great hardship and distress being not able to go out of their house while the contact tracing is on by the medical team.

In the meantime, in an order issued today by the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai District, Barkalak village has been put under Containment Zone which restrict movement of people from and into the village till secondary contacts were being tested.

Covid emergency meeting held at CEM office

Kamalanagar, 19 April, 2021: An emergency meeting on the alarming covid situation in Chakma Autonomous District Council triggered by spike in the number of covid positive cases was held today at the CADC Chief Executive Member office under the chairmanship of Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, CEM, CADC.

The meeting was attended by Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO(C), Chawngte, MDCs of CADC, Dr. Arun Kumar, MO, CHC, Chawngte, Dr. Rinisha Chakma, MO, CHC, Chawngte, Dr. Ujana Chakma, Dr. Jyotir Moy Chakma, President, CYCA, Dgb. Monica Chakma, President, CMS, Dg. Jagadish Chakma, President, MCSU and officials of CADC.

Emergency meeting in progress on Covid-19 situation in CADC.

The meeting has been necessitated to evaluate the need for setting up of a Covid care facility at Kamalanagar due to emergence of many positive cases in the last three days mostly from Barkolok village, some 40 km from Kamalanagar.

The CEM, CADC in the meeting informed that the DC, Lawngtlai over telephone has requested him to evaluate the feasibility of setting up of a Covid care facility at Kamalanagar to supplement their effort in dealing with rising covid cases in CADC.

Pu S. Kaptluanga while supporting the need for a Covid care facility at Kamalanagar given the current prevailing situation he has stated that there will be huge involvement of cost beside the need to reinforce the present medical staff strength of CHC, Chawngte. He has said that a Covid care centre is no less than a mini hospital.

Dr. Rinisha Chakma and Dr. Ujana Chakma enlightened the meeting with the basic requirements in setting up of a covid care centre and how they are operated.

It was decided that if requisite medical personnel and medical supply including arrangement of ambulance can be provided by the state government the proposed covid care centre can be set up with support from CADC and public donation.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, CEM, CADC said that a CEM Relief Fund will be created to support the combat against Covid-19. He informed the meeting that a legislature party meeting will be called tomorrow to explore availability of fund from different sources.

CADC Budget, 2021-2022 passed

Kamalanagar, 16 April, 2021: Chakma Autonomous District Council Budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022 which was presented for an amount of Rs.13,483.12 Lakhs in the third sitting of the Session on 12th April was discussed and passed today. The sitting also passed the Supplementary Demand for Grants 2020-2021 and the Reappropriation of Local Receipt Fund 2020-2021.

House Leader and CEM, CADC Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma who presented the Budget said that for support to livelihood of the poor, provision for financial assistance to 666 families to take up piggery, poultry and goatary have been provided despite allocation under non-salary being not enough.

The local revenue target having fallen short by about Rs.9 lakhs in the previous year he has said that the Covid-19 pandemic with lockdown for several months have affected the target. He has expressed hope to ramp-up the revenue collection in the current fiscal year with the brick-kiln going on production mode soon.

Fund provision for improvement of the school education in the Budget have been given priority, he said.

The deficit in the Budget he said is largely due to revision of the salary of the councilors and demand for additional not being provided at the end of outgoing fiscal year. The demand for additional have been carried to the current budget which has translated into deficit.

In trying to explain the limitation of budgeting of CADC Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Vice-Chairman Planning, said that the Budget need to be prepared within the limit of fund allocated by the state government while stating that this year the budget figure has remained same as previous year. He further added that CADC can enhance its budgeting by improving the local revenue collection.

Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, MDC proposed for inclusion of provision for financial assistance to handicapped person in the budget. He has urged the House leader to pursue the Mizoram government for uniformity in allocation of budget amount among the three ADCs of Mizoram while arguing that the size of administration is the same and population almost equal. He expressed hope in the leadership of Pu Zoramthanga that rectification will be affected if brought to his notice of the anomaly.

He further added that the number of employees of CADC is almost half of both LADC and MADC despite the administrative setup and size being identical.
The Session came to conclusion with the sitting.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, MDC sworn-in as CEM, CADC

Kamalanagar, 6 April, 2021: Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma an elected MDC of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) was sworn-in today as Chief Executive Member, CADC in a program organized in the premises of CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar. Pi Marilyn Rual Zakhumthangi, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai administered the oath of office and secrecy.

He has announced the name of four MDCs namely Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya, Dg. Bhuban Kumar Chakma, Dg. Uday Tongchangya and Dg. Sanjiv Chakma to be inducted in his Executive Committee. There are seven Executive Members in all.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma being sworn in as the Chief Executive Member, CADC.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma was appointed the new CEM by the Governor, Mizoram following the resignation tendered by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma from the post of CEM, CADC on 29th March, 2021. The resignation by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma came about with the removal of Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma from the post of Chairman in a no-confidence motion in the Budget Session, 2021-2022.

Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma is the third CEM of this 10th CADC. He contested the CADC General Election held in 2018 with MNF ticket and was elected from 5-Kamalanagar (N).

The new CEM in his address to the gathering proclaimed that he shall be people’s CEM. He stated that it shall be his endevour to herald a governance that is welfare and inclusive.

In reaching out to the world Chakma community he said that it shall be his responsibility to attend to issues that concern the community at large to the best of his capacity.

He has appealed for the cooperation of political leaders irrespective of political affiliation, community NGO leaders, intellectuals and thinkers in his mission for development of CADC.

Guests at the swearing-in ceremony

While emphasizing education to be his priority he urged the teacher’s community for their dedication and support to produce high quality citizens.

HODs of different departments and staff of all categories were urged for dedication in their duties for delivery of good and fruitful governance.

He has also outlined during the course of his speech his journey this far since student life serving the community in various capacities in different NGOs like MCSU, CYCA, etc.

CADC Budget Session, 2021-2022 adjourned indefinitely

Kamalanagar, 30 March, 2021: The second sitting of the Budget Session-2021-2022 held today was adjourned sine die after no business could be transacted due to dissolution of the Executive Committee, Chakma Autonomous District Council caused by the resignation of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma from the post of Chief Executive Member.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma resigned from the post of CEM yesterday following the removal of the Chairman, CADC in a no-confidence motion moved on 26th March 2021.

Dg. Mohesh Boran Chakma, Deputy Chairman was on the chair who informed the House about the resignation tendered by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma which was received and forwarded yesterday to the Governor, Mizoram.

Attributing to the circumstances so caused due to the resignation of the CEM, the Deputy Chairman adjourned the Session sine die under Rule 35(2) of the CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business, etc) Rules’ 2020 while stating that the list of business like presentation of the Budget, questions of the sitting all pertains to the House Leader.

Pu Robert Romawia Royte unveils foundation stone for construction of a student hostel

Kamalanagar, 29 March, 2021: Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State i/c Sports & Youth Services, Tourism, ICT department today unveiled the foundation stone for construction of a student hostel in CADC in presence of Pu H. Biakzaua,Hon’ble MLA, Lawngtlai (E) and MDCs of CADC.

The programme was held in the premises of Chakma Rest House, Kamalanagar and was witnessed by a huge gathering.

Earlier, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, who has resigned from the post of CEM, CADC this morning speaking in the Chakma District MNF office announced that the hostel will be constructed at the Bodhicariya School of Shishu Koruna Sangha which is under construction at Udalthna-I about 10 Km from Kamalanagar.

The hostel will be constructed at a cost Rs.282.80 lakhs.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma tendered resignation from the post of Chief Executive Member

Kamalanagar, 29 March, 2021: Dg. Rasik Mohan 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 Deputy Chairman, CADC.

The incident came about two days after Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC was removed in a no-confidence motion in the first sitting of the Budget Session held on 26th March, 2021.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma has held the office for 2 years and about a month. He was sworn in to the office of CEM, CADC on 21st January, 2019 taking over from Dg. Shanti Jiban Chakma, the then CEM, CADC in a no-confidence motion.

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