Kamalanagar, 17 September, 2021: Shri Mohan Chakma, the Hon’ble Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council issued a show cause notice to Rasik Mohan Chakma today in the wake of separate complaints lodged by Onishmoy Chakma, MDC and jointly by five other MDCs seeking explanation on his alleged violation of Rule 12(1)(a) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules 2002 and Section 15(5)(c) of the Mizoram Salaries, Allowances and Pension of the members of Legislative Assembly Act, 1999.
The Chairman sought clarification giving three days time on why he shall not be disqualified for allegedly violating the established rules tantamount to office of profit. Rasik Mohan Chakma was a member of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly from 2003 to 2006 till he tendered his resignation as MLA subsequent to passing of the Mizoram State Legislature Members’ (Removal of Disqualification) (Amendment) Bill 2006 which forbids MLA to simultaneously hold the position of Chief Executive Member of an Autonomous District Council.
However, Rasik Mohan Chakma was re-elected as Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council in 2018 and thereafter elected leader of the Legislature party before assuming the office of the Chief Executive Member in early 2019 till April 2020.
Councillors in their complaint letter alleged that Rasik Mohan Chakma committed offence of criminal misconduct for drawing pension of Legislator and simultaneously drawing the salaries and all other admissible allowances as the Chief Executive Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council for the period July 2019 to January 2020 which is in gross violation of the Acts & Rules mentioned earlier and entails for disqualification from membership of District Council under Rule 12(1)(a) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules, 2002.
Kamalanagar, 15 August, 2021: The 75th Independence Day of India was celebrated today in the Kamalanagar football playground organized by the Sub-Divisional Office, Chawngte while keeping the celebration low-key in view of the raging covid-19 pandemic. The ceremonial march-past and cultural programmes which usually mark the celebration of this Day have been skipped to ensure public mass gatherings are avoided.
The programme was attended by the Sub-Divisional Officer, Chawngte, councilors of CADC, officials of CADC and state government offices and NGO and Village Council leaders.
Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Hon’ble CEM, CADC who graced the occasion as its Chief Guest lauded the Chawngte medical team, district administration, CYCA, MCSU, CMS, YMA, CADC employees and village level volunteers for their untiring effort in the fight against the deadly covid-19 pandemic while expressing gratitude to Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble MOS, Dr. R. Lalthangliana, Health Minister and International Buddhist Confederation for their timely contribution to equip the Covid Care Centers set up in CADC.
The CEM in his speech highlighted the various developmental activities being undertaken in CADC notwithstanding the hurdles caused by the pandemic. He has stated that more could have been achieved had it not been for the pandemic which have hit the pace of work progress.
Earlier, in the morning Dg. Mohan Chakma, Chairman, CADC hoisted the national flag in the premises of CADC secretariat in the presence of the employees of CADC and his colleague councillors who in his address to the gathering also shared the various developmental activities that are being undertaken within CADC.
The various developmental works that found mention in the speech of the CEM, CADC and Chairman, CADC are:
A. Chief Executive Member Relief Fund:
“Chief Executive Member Relief Fund” (CEMRF) of Chakma Autonomous District Council was established entirely with public contributions to render immediate relief to families of those affected by natural calamaties like Covid pandemic, floods, cyclones, earthquakes etc. and to the victims of fire, major accidents etc.
As of date a sum of Rs.19,26,424.00 was received under CEMRF and a sum of Rs. 5,38,984.00 was utilised out of the fund.
a. Established 2 (two) Covid Care Centres at Kamalanagar & Borapansury.
b. Established 3(three) Community Covid Care Centres at Kamalanagar, Longpuighat & Damdep-I.
c. Established one Quarantine Centre at Kamalanagar for suspected Covid-19 infected persons who do not have facility to isolate themselves from other members of the family.
d. Distributed free ration for the month of April 2021 to the villagers of Barkalak & Semeisury.
e. Distributed 80 bags of rice to the needy families of Kamalanagar Town.
f. Provided 2 (two) vehicles for mobilization of frontline workers.
g. Provided financial assistance to NGOs for the management of Covid Care Centres and other Covid 19 related activities.
h. Provided financial assistance to the village level task forces of the 10 (ten) villages within Kamalanagar Town area.
i. Engaged two trained laboratory technician on temporary basis whose remuneration is borne out of the CADC Covid Care Fund.
j. Engaged fourth grade worker at Covid Care Centre on temporary basis for disposal of waste materials whose remuneration is borne out of the CADC Covid Care Fund.
B. Education :
Administrative approval for an amount of Rs, 308.71 Lakhs under NEC was allocated for construction of 10 schools at a cost of Rs, 30,87,075 Lakhs per school. These Schools are:-
Chhotokobakhali Primary School
Udalthana II Primary School
Sangrasury Primary School
Ajasora II Primary School
Golasury Primary School
Borakobakhali Primary School
Ludisora Primary School
Parva III Primary School
PM Memorial P/S, Kurvalovasora
Construction of Comph. M/S, Aratinagar.
C. Agriculture :
Administrative approval for an amount of Rs, 295.68 Lakhs was received for Rice Area Expansion (Land development of WRC in valley plain) under Community Development Programme, NEC. An amount of Rs, 10 Lakhs was released towards non-recurring grants for creation of capital assets as part of 40% of Ist Installment).
The scheme is to be implemented in 17 villages and a total of 115.7 Hectres land to be developed under this scheme.
Parva area : 6 Hac.
Barapansury area :7 Hac.
Kurbalovasora area :7 Hac.
Chhotapansury area :6 Hac.
Ajasora area : 7 Hac.
Chhotaguisury area: 7 Hac.
Bilosora area : 7 Hac.
Devasora North area: 6 Hac.
Devasora south area: 7 Hac.
Barkalak area:7 Hac.
Jaruldubasora area: 7 Hac.
Longpuighat area: 7 Hac.
Maniabapsora area: 7 Hac.
Udalthana area: 7 Hac.
Mandirosora area: 7 Hac.
Baraguisury area: 7 Hac.
Ugudasury S area: 6.7 Hac.
Total area covered : 115.7 Hac.
D . Infrastructures Development under BADP Scheme:
KCM Primary School at Kamalanagar-VI(30 lakhs)
Nagdarasora Primary School(20 Lakhs)
Chhotapansury CMS (22 Lakhs)
Golasury Primary School (20 Lakhs)
Silsury Primary School (22 Lakhs)
Construction of Primary School at Barkalak(20 lakhs)
Construction of Community Hall at Saizawh W (20 Lakhs)
Construction of Community Hall at Parva-III (25 lakhs)
Construction of Youth Recreational & Skill Development Centre at K-IV (30 Lakhs).
Construction of Public Library Building at K-I (20 lakhs)
PCC Pavement from IBB Fencing to Ludisora (Rs.30 Lakhs) 12.Const. of road from Udalthana to Gulsingbapsora via Bormon (Rs.120 Lakhs) (Formation cutting)
Const. of RCC Bridge over Boraguisury River between Damdep-III & Boraguisury (Rs.30 Lakhs)
Water Lifting system through submersible Pump set at Damdep-I (Rs.40 Lakhs).
Administrative approval for an amount of Rs, 298 Lakhs was received for development of fisheries within CADC under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). A Total of 80 beneficiaries will be benefitted & two Hatcheries be developed under this scheme.
F. Infrastructures Development Projects santioned under PMJVK:
Girls hostel at chawngte Rs.282.8 Lakhs
Volleyball Court at Chawngte C Rs.32.87 lakhs
Basketball Court at Chawngte P Rs.108.07 Lakhs
Community service centre at Chawngte Rs.140 Lakhs
Artificial football turf at chawngte Rs.532.5 Lakhs
G. Public Health Engineering
Chawngte Rural Drinking Water Supply Scheme under NABARD (Rs.900 Lakhs during 2020-2021).
Installation of Gravity Water supply at Ludisora under JJM (Rs.84 Lakhs during 2020-2021).
Installation of Gravity Water supply at Parva under JJM (Rs.84 Lakhs during 2020-2021).
H . Construction of Road under PMGSY:
Chawngte C to Jamersury (1804.77 lakhs)
Jamersury to Mandirasora (596.26 lakhs)
Mondirasora to Ajasora (886.70 lakhs)
Chhotapansury to Tungasora (572.54 lakhs)
Ngarum to Rajmandal (1124.41 lakhs)
Udalthana to Nalbonya (314.78 lakhs)
Boroituli to Jaruldubasora (567.48 lakhs)
Maninabapsora I to Mainabapsora-II (247.13 lakhs)
Parva-II to Bundukbanga (648.42 lakhs)
Vaseitlang to lokhisury (1541.86 lakhs)
Parva-II to Kamtuli (4188.40 lakhs)
Vaseitlang to Mainabapsora-I (2193.20 lakhs)
Chawngte P to Sumsilui (378.11 lakhs)
Sumsilui to Jognasury (1208.27 lakhs)
Sedailui to Tuikurlui (285.06 lakhs)
I. Accorded provision for Financial Assistance to Poultry & Piggery farmers to 666 families under Animal Husbandry & Vety Department under CADC.
J. Set up CADC Brick Kiln to augment revenue generation.
Kamalanagar, 06 August, 2021: A meeting called by Chakma Autonomous District Council to discuss the 125th Amendment Bill, 2019 concerning amendment of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India was held today in the CADC conference hall chaired by Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Hon’ble CEM, CADC.
The meeting was attended by MDCs (CADC), representative of all political parties and major Chakma NGOs.
The meeting has been called to the effect of a meeting called by Mizoram Government on the same subject which is scheduled to be held in the Chief Secretary’s Conference Hall on 10th August. The meeting is to be attended by the CEMs and Executive Secretaries of all the three ADCs of Mizoram.
The meeting discussed the various amendment proposals submitted earlier by Chakma Autonomous District Council to the Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019. The amendment proposals which have not been included in the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019 were noted. The report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was also discussed.
It has been finally decided that Chakma Autonomous District Council shall stick to the amendment proposals submitted earlier and keep pursuing them with the central government.
Kamalanagar, 02 July, 2021: Chakma Autonomous District Council has bought medicine worth Rs.2.50 Lakhs for the Covid Care Centres and Community Covid Care Centres set up in Kamalanagar town area. The cost has been met out of CEM Relief Fund.
Poor covid patients who otherwise have to arrange their own medicine lodged in the CCCs will get free supply of medicine.
Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Minister of State, Mizoram donated two Oxygen Concentrators for the CCCs which were received by the CEM, CADC Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma during his recent tour to Aizawl. He also donated Rs.20,000 to CADC CEM Relief Fund constituted especially as a response to the Covid Pandemic situation in CADC.
The CEM also received 100 set of PPE suits, 50 bottles of sanitizers, 200 masks and 400 set of gloves from Dr. R. Lalthangliana, Health Minister for the CCCs which were handed over to the SMO, Chawngte today.
Kamalanagar, 05 June, 2021: Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, CEM, CADC accompanied by his colleague Dg. Lakhan Chakma, Executive Member, CADC i/c Relief & Rehabilitation, etc. visited the place of fire accident to assess the extent of damage caused. The accident took place last night at around 3 am in the bazar area of Kamalanagar town leaving two houses razed to the ground and causing partial damage to nearby buildings.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained which has originated from the house of Mrs. Snehadini Talukdar who runs a restaurant in the house. The fire raged so fast that the four tenants living in the house could not salvage anything.
The AJR Hardware shop owned by Dg. Anulal Tongchangya is the other casualty who have suffered a huge loss. It is estimated that hardware goods worth about Rs.70 lakhs was destroyed in the accident.
The inferno left three two wheelers parked on the road side completely burnt.
The CEM, CADC announced emergency relief of Rs.15,000 to each of the house owners, Rs.10,000 to each of the tenants and Rs.5,000 to each of the owners of the two wheelers out of CEM Relief Fund.
Kamalanagar, 04 June, 2021: Dg. Anil Kanti Chakma, MDC was elected today the Deputy Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council. The post has remained vacant since Dg. Mohesh Boran Chakma resigned from the post on 21 April this year.
He was the lone candidate who has filed nomination for election to the post yesterday and was declared elected uncontested today in a sitting of the Chakma Autonomous District Council held in its Session Hall.
Dg. Anil Kanti Chakma contested and won the CADC General Election 2018 from 4-Bajeisora MDC Constituency with BJP ticket who later joined the MNF party. This is his second term as MDC the other being the 8th CADC from 2008-2013.
Today’s election was held observing Covid-19 protocols and guidelines with prior permission from the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai.
Kamalanagar, 28 May, 2021: Chakma Autonomous District Council Land Dispute and Settlement Advisory Board was constituted today with Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, MDC as its Chairman and the Sr. Revenue Officer as the Member Secretary. The other members of the Board include the Revenue Officer, the Sr. Taxation Officer, the District Council Conservator of Forest, the Local Administration Officer, the Assistant Revenue Officers, the President, CYCA, the concerned VCP, Dg. Ranga Mohan Chakma, Sr. citizen and Dg. Madhu Mangal Chakma, Sr. citizen.
Land dispute cases deemed to be complicated will be referred to the Board for further investigation. The Board shall examine cases referred to it utilizing the services of any staff of Land Revenue & Settlement Department if necessary and shall have the right to access to any files required in connection with settling the land dispute. Its role shall be limited to recommend the Executive Committee based on its finding and final decision shall rest with the Executive Committee.
The Board will serve for a term of three years which can be dissolved earlier. It shall sit for a minimum of three times a year and the Chairman shall have the discretion to summon the Board at any time if and when felt necessary.
Kamalanagar, 24 May, 2021: In view of the unabated rise in cases of covid patients, a clear indication of community spread, in Chakma Autonomous District Council particularly within Kamalanagar town area the Executive Committee, Chakma Autonomous District Council today held a meeting in the office chamber of CEM, CADC to take stock of the situation and to discuss intervention thereof.
Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, CEM, CADC chaired the meeting and was attended by his colleague Executive Members and Executive Secretary, CADC.
The meeting constituted the much-needed CEM’s Relief Fund to provide assistance in times of disaster and natural calamity. The urgent need to constitute the Fund has been felt in the wake of fund constraint being faced to run the growing number of Covid Care Centres and Quarantine Centres that are being added with increasing number of covid positive cases.
As of today there are five Covid Care Centres and one quarantine centre.
The Fund will be managed by a Committee constituted with the CEM, CADC as Chairman, the Executive Secretary, CADC as Member Secretary, LAO, Sr.FAO, I&PRO and President, CYCA CADC as Members.
Guideline regulating the fund have been formulated and it shall be notified later on. A bank account will be opened in the SBI Chawngte Branch at the earliest for the Fund. Public donation, be it from individuals, Organizations, Trusts, Companies and Institutions will be accepted and receipt will be issued for each and every contribution received and the detail of the account will be made accessible online through the official website of CADC – cadc.gov.in.
It has also been decided that budgetary allocation will be made for the fund subject to availability of resources in the council.
Contribution to the fund has been inaugurated in the meeting itself with the Executive Committee deciding to set aside Rs.50,000/- out of MDC LAD Fund of each of the twenty MDC which shall amount to Rs.10 Lakhs.
The CEM, CADC Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma stated that contribution to the fund shall be sought from institutions like SBI, HUDCO, LIC, etc.
In addition, the meeting also discussed on the pattern of funding to the three ADCs of Mizoram. Fund sharing between the three ADCs is determined based on certain criteria like population, area, distance from Aizawl to the concerned District Council Headquarter, literacy rate and number of electrified villages as reflected in the 1st Mizoram Finance Commission Report.
Comparative study of allocation of fund to the three ADCs in the last seven years revealed that the criteria for sharing of fund among the three ADCs has not been maintained.
The meeting decided that the matter will be brought to the notice of the Mizoram Government and the Second Mizoram Finance Commission for necessary course correction. The meeting also observed that the two criteria – literacy and number of electrified villages seemed to be flawed and unreasonable which should instead be illiteracy and number of unelectrified villages.
It was also decided that ‘distance from district headquarters’ shall be pursued for inclusion as a new criteria which is the direct bearing on CADCs budget.
Kamalanagar, 18 May, 2021: Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council Dg. Bubon Kumar Chakma and Dg. Sanjeev Chakma who could not attend the oath taking ceremony of Executive Member held on 30th April, 2021 both of whom were then under home quarantine due to Covid were administered the oath of office today.
Dr. Manesia Khaimeichho who was authorised by the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai administered the oath of office and secrecy.
Dg. Bubon Kumar Chakma was elected from 19-Devasora ‘S’ MDC Constituency and it is his third consecutive term as MDC while Dg. Sanjeev Chakma was elected from 7-Kamalanagar West.
Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, CEM, CADC speaking at the end of the programme expressed hope of working together with the newly posted SDO for the development of the area. He apprised him, “The area being very backward concerted effort is expedient “.
Kamalanagar, 13 May, 2021: Chief Executive Member Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma and two of his colleagues – Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma and Dg. Uday Tongchangya – both Executive Members, today took a visit around Kamalanagar town and its surrounding areas to take a stock of ongoing Covid-19 situation. The team stopped at each check-gates and handed over Rs. 5,000 as financial assistances to each VLTF for taking measures to mitigate the Covid-19 within their areas. The financial assistance was allocated from the “CADC COVID-19 Fund”, which has been raised through contributions from generous individuals, MDCs and local MLA Dr Buddha Dhan Chakma.
The CEM interacted with VLTF members and enquired about the overall situation within their areas, number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, their recovery status; whether their civil supply rations reached regularly or not, and whether any household was running out of rations. He assured them all possible help as and when needed, and urged the VLTF to keep him informed of the situation within their respective areas from time to time.
An amount of Rs. 50,000 was equally distributed among the VLTFs of following localities– Kamalanagar-I, Kamalanagar-II, Kamalanagar-III, Kamalanagar-IV, Kamalanagar-V, Kamalanagar-VI, Aratinagar, Saizawh-West, Bajeisora, and Baganpara.
Financial assistance of Rs. 25,000 each was also provided to: 1. Covid Care Centre, Kamalanagar; 2. Covid Care Centre, Borapansury; 3. Community Covid Care Centre, Longpuighat; and 4. Community Covid Care Centre, Damdep-I. The team also visited the Covid Care Centre, Kamalanagar, to see the arrangements first-hand. While interacting with the medical staff and volunteers on duty, the CEM took note of the caseload, recovery status, number of patients admitted/ discharged, and also enquired the availability of requisite medical equipment. He praised the medical team and volunteers for their efforts, indomitable spirit and dedicated service in the war against Covid-19.