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CADC Winter Session held

Kamalanagar, 05 January, 2021: The Winter Session of Chakma Autonomous District Council started today with all precautionary measures in place to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

The sitting answered seven unstarred questions and one starred question all of which were put by opposition members belonging to BJP. Some of the questions sought the list of employees regularized by the present Executive Committee, list of resident traders issued trade licences and fees charged, details of projects/schemes sanctioned by NEC, details of works and list of beneficiaries under RKVY during 2018-2021, details of beneficiary farmers and assistant amount received under AH & Vety Department during 2020-21 and detail of Local Revenues received during 2020-21.

The sitting introduced one amendment bill, one bill and a rule of Mizoram government for adoption. The CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business etc.) (Amendment) Rules’ 2020 and the Mizoram Government Employees (Counting of Past Service) Rules 2020 were introduced by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC and CADC (Publication Board) Rules, 2020 was introduced by Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, EM i/c Art & Culture, etc. The rules will be discussed and voted in the subsequent sittings.

The CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business etc.) (Amendment) Rules’ 2020 seek to amend clause (g) of Sub-rule 2 of Rule 28 of principal Rules. If the amendment get passed and receives the assent of the Governor prior approval of the Governor will not be required to fill up created gazette officer post falling vacant due to retirement or death.

The CADC (Publication Board) Rules will facilitate for formation of a Publication Board for the first time to promote and patronize publication of books in Chakma language.

The adoption of the Mizoram Government Employees (Counting of Past Service) Rules, 2020 will fulfill the absence of any rules for CADC to regulate the condition of service of officials with prior service rendered as Work charged, Contract, Provisional or any ad hoc/officiating employees.

The session was adjourned till 8th January 2021.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC flagged off the WRC Land Development project funded by NEC

Kamalanagar, 24 December, 2020:    Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council today flagged off the WRC Land Expansion project funded by NEC under Community Development Programme in a programme organised by Agriculture Department, CADC. The programme was held at Udalthana, a village 5 km from Kamalanagar which has abundant low land interspersed by hills suitable for  conversion to WRC land.

The project will develop a total area of 115.7 Hectares at a total project cost of Rs.295.68 lakhs. 17 areas will be covered under the project. On an average each beneficiary will get 36 hours of work time. However, the estimated work time shall vary depending upon the nature of the landscape. For land with steep gradient where it would be uneconomical the estimated work time will be curtailed.

The programme was attended by Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC, Dg. Buban Kumar Chakma, EM i/c Agriculture besides other MDCs, village council leaders and beneficiary farmers. 

The project was flagged off with the battle cry – ‘Nobody shall live under shortage of food”. 

The CEM speaking assured of more projects to bring more land under WRC citing Rs.750 crore set aside by Mizoram Government under SEDP and two other projects one amounting to Rs.19 crore and another Rs.30 crore submitted by CADC to the concerned Central Ministry. He also made mention of a fishery project amounting to Rs.2.20 Crore that is about to be sanctioned by January 2021 which shall seek to make CADC self-sufficient in fish production. 

He said, “It shall be our endeavour that no land is left fallow and everyone have opportunity for livelihood irrespective of one’s political affiliation.” 

He said that in addition to expansion of WRC land the project would encourage more people to switch from shifting/jhum cultivation to permanent/settled cultivation while stating that till today a large section of the people continue to practice jhum cultivation. He has urged for more people to adopt settled way of cultivation while adding that civilisation has been possible when mankind gave up nomadic life. 

“More than making fund available for developmental activity, ensuring its proper utilization and making the benefit reach the target group is important”, he remarked. 

He further added, “CADC have received enough fund under various central government programme during the last one decade but commensurate development has not happened because there is a problem with our attitude which must change for the better”. 

Dg. Buban Kumar Chakma, EM i/c Agriculture giving credit to the able leadership of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma for the project said, “It shall be ensured the project is implemented properly and monitoring will be conducted from time to time for the purpose”. 

He further added, “I shall personally make time for monitoring the work.” 

All Acts, Rules & Regulations of CADC compiled in a book

Kamalanagar, 16 December, 2020: In a programme organised by District Council Secretariat Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC today released a book of compilation of all Acts, Rules & Regulations legislated by Chakma Autonomous District Council till date since 1972.

The programme was attended by Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC besides other MDCs, HODs of different department of CADC and NGO leaders.

The book has been published by District Council Secretariat, CADC at a cost of Rs.4 Lakhs. A total of 1000 copies have been printed which will be available on demand for a price of Rs.300. This is the third book of the department being published during the last four years as reported by Dg. Digambar Chakma, Secretary, District Council Secretariat.

Dangu Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, releasing the book titled “A Compilation of Acts, Rules & Regulations of Chakma Autonomous District Council”.

The CEM speaking on the occasion stated that the first and foremost duty of their being elected as representative of the people is to make rules for better governance. He has remarked, “In introspection it seems we have partially failed with this foremost duty of a legislator given just 25 rules have been legislated in a span of 48 years of Council’s existence”.

He recalled how CADC has governed its people with mere 4 to 5 rules till 1999. While pointing to our lack of understanding about the significance of legislating rules he said that it took till 2002 for CADC to frame its own Constitution and Conduct of Business Rules. Till 2002, for 28 years, CADC managed with the Mizoram Autonomous District Council (Constitution and Conduct of Business) Rules 1974 made by the Governor for the three ADCs.

He said during his previous terms as CEM some 16 to 17 rules were legislated and added that this current term of his has passed as many as 8 rules so far which are awaited for assent of the Governor.

He further said, “The duty does not get over with mere legislation of rules. Implementation of the rules has to be ensured by the Executive, of which the ministerial staff including all the officers assembled here are a part.”

He urged the staff to refer to the rules as often as possible while discharging their duties so that the decision makers are better informed before taking any decision.

Pu S Kaptluanga, SDO(C) visits Nagdarasora to see developmental works

Nagdarasora, 08 December, 2020:    Pu S Kaptluanga, SDO(C) and BDO, Chawngte RD Block, today visited Nagdarasora accompanied by Dg. Ganachandra Chakma, Education Officer, CADC, Pu Rattan Kumar, SDPO, Chawngte and Prabin Chakma, I&PRO, CADC to see the construction of the road connecting Udalthana and Gulsinghbapsora via Nagdarasora and the construction of a new Primary School building. 

The team was accorded a warm welcome by the villagers who gathered at the entrance of the village. 

The road measuring more than 15 km is being constructed at a cost of Rs.1.20 Crore funded under BADP. The construction will only do the formation cutting of the road. The SDO said permanent works like surface metaling, construction of drains and culverts will be done from other schemes. 

For the first time Nagdarasora will be connected by road. The internal road of the village has been also cut from the fund and now vehicle can reach the village in about 2 hours. Earlier, it used to take more than 6 hours on foot. 

The team also visited the school under construction. The school is being constructed at a cost of Rs.22 Lakhs with full brick wall consisting of 5 rooms under BADP. 

The SDO interacted with the villagers and he was told about the other need of the village for a Community hall, a Bazar shed and a football field. 

Pu Kaptluanga expressed concern to the villagers about the lot of trees being felled for log which he has seen while coming on the way and urged the villagers to ensure forest cover is protected while adding that things like road for development becomes meaningless if environment turns out to be a victim. 

Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State unveiled the laying of Astro Turf surface at Kamalanagar Football Ground

Kamalanagar, 03 December, 2020: Pu Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State who has arrived yesterday at Kamalanagar, headquarters of Chakma Autonomous District Council today unveiled the laying of Astro Turf surface at Kamalanagar Football Playground amidst great excitement especially among the young sports enthusiasts. The event was witnessed by a huge crowd.

Pu Robert Rommawia unveiling the plaque
Pu Robert Rommawia unveiling the plaque commemorating the laying of Astro Turf at Kamalanagar Football Ground.

The programme was attended by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng, Vice-Chairman, HPC Lunglei and Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO(C), Chawngte besides other dignitaries.

The infrastructure will be first of its kind for this remote area. The creation of the asset indicates the keen intention of the government to make available world class sporting infrastructure to the remotest part of the state to provide opportunity to young talents. Football is the most loved game of the state and it has produced world class players who have excelled in the game at the national level.

The laying of artificial turf will be done at a cost of Rs.532.50 Lakhs which will also include site preparation, security fencing, concrete paver block footpath around the ground and RCC building for pavilion and changing room. The Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Mizoram will provide technical and professional assistance. The Project will be operated and maintained by the Department.

Pu Royte, addressing the gathering said that the construction of the football ground will be the beginning of an era of development for this backward area and cited many projects that are in the pipeline for this area like Construction of Community Service Centre at a cost of Rs.140 Lakhs, Construction of Girls Hostel at a cost of Rs.282.80 Lakhs, Construction of Volley Ball Court with viewing gallery at a cost of Rs.32.87 Lakhs and construction of Residential School at a cost of Rs.3461.70 Lakhs. He has said a football academy shall also be established at Chawngte in the coming days.

He urged for communal harmony between all the communities like Lushai, Chakma, Lai, Bawm, Bru, Hindu Bengali and Muslim Bengali living in Chawngte and Kamalanagar and added that the football ground shall be a force of integration and unity between the different communities. Incidentally Pu Royte was wearing a Mizo traditional shirt and a Chakma waist coat.

He stated, “Working for social and economic development of the minority communities of Mizoram was in our election manifesto and we shall remain committed to its spirit.”

He further added, “Without developing backward southern Mizoram we cannot claim to be a developed state.”

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma was full of appreciation for Pu Royte for his ability to reign-in central fund for developmental work and thanked him profusely for the project which he stated was beyond their expectation, Kamalanagar being such a small town located in the remote corner of the state. He praised for his vision of inclusiveness, to develop Mizoram as a whole and his love for Mizoram. Apprising the Minister about CADC he said, “Here our needs are all very basic and for developing this area one has to start from the scratch.”

Pavement of Saizawh village internal road completed

Kamalanagar, 01 December, 2020: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Hon’ble CEM, CADC today inaugurated the completion PCC pavement of internal roads of Saizawh (W) village about 1 Km from Kamalanagar in a programme organised by Pu. S. Kaptluanga, SDO (C) and BDO, Chawngte RD Block.

The pavement of the road measuring 500 m long was completed at a cost of Rs.12 Lakhs. Bamboo reinforcement which is gaining widespread usage has been used in the pavement of the road. The work has been funded by Rural Development Department, Government of Mizoram.

The CEM and the SDO(C) speaking made mention of other developmental works being executed within Saizawh village during the current term of the Executive Committee, CADC. PCC pavement of another road within Saizawh at a cost of Rs.5.7 lakhs, construction of Saizawh (W) Comprehensive Middle School at a cost of Rs.31 Lakhs and Construction of Community Hall at a cost of Rs.20 Lakhs are the major works so far taken up.

Saizawh (W) is a village lived by the ‘Bawm’ and ‘Thlanglau’ tribe and its origin dates back to 1948. It has a population of 470 as per record of village population register.

Kamalanagar Town Planning Committee meeting held; prior permission/NOC for construction of building to be obtained

Kamalanagar, 13 November, 2020: A joint meeting of the Kamalanagar Town Planning Committee (KTPC), town area VCPs, local NGO leaders and CADC officers was held today under the chairmanship of Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Executive Member and i/c CEM to discuss the growing problem due to construction of buildings in an unplanned manner within Kamalanagar town which especially entails encroachment of the main roads.

Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC also attended the meeting. Both Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma and Dg. H Amaresh Chakma speaking observed the urgent need to address the problem of unplanned growth of Kamalanagar town due to its rapid urbanization. They have emphasized the need for cooperation of the village council leaders of the town area and that of the local NGO leaders in this endevour.

It has been stated that the encroachment of the main road by construction of private building on one hand and gradual increase of vehicular traffic on the other is going to make day to day life within Kamalanagar town a big problem. The measures that are envisaged to curtail unauthorized construction will go a long way in making Kamalanagar a livable town for the coming generation.

The meeting has resolved to revise the general guidelines to be observed for construction of buildings within Kamalanagar town area and ensure its enforcement strictly. The extant guidelines has that permission and NOC need to be obtained from the KTPC for construction of any building within Kamalanagar town besides other measures that prohibit activities that cause damage to the town area roads and cause traffic congestion. However, it has been a sad experience with regards to its implementation, as so far very few people have approached for permission or NOC and the purpose of today’s meeting is to address it.

The Executive Committee, CADC shall consider the expansion of the 5 (five) members KTPC by including the President, CYCA, President, CMS, President, CADC VCA, Sr. Revenue Officer, CADC and EE, PWD, CADC for effective implementation of the guidelines.

The meeting also constituted a joint inspection team comprising of all the KTPC members, President, CYCA, President, CMS, VCPs of town area, Presidents, Br. YCA of town area, concerned local MDC, representatives from LRS department and PWD. The team shall conduct survey of the town area and identify cases of unplanned/unauthorized building construction or encroachment of the road.

Restrictions within Aizawl for further 6 days

No.B.13O21/101/2O2O-DMR/VoI-II
GOVERNMENT OF MIZORAM
DISASTER MANAGEMENT & REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT

Aizawl, the 2nd of November, 2O2O

ORDER

Upon consideration of the prevailing situation due to COVID-19 outbreak, and on the recommendation of the consultative meeting held in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare Department and the Hon’ble Minister, Home/Disaster Management & Rehabilitation Department with various stakeholders on 02.11.2020, it is considered necessary to continue with the extant restrictions imposed within Aizawl municipal area vide Order of even No. dated 26.10.202O for a further period of 6 (six) days.

Now therefore, the undersigned in his capacity as Chairman, State Executive Committee, State Disaster Management Authority, Mtzoram, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 22(2)(hl & 24(I) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 hereby orders that guidelines issued vide Order of even No. dated 26.10.2020, with certain modifications as appended hereto, shall continue to be implemented till 09.1I.2O2O, 4:3O AM.

Further, upon expiry of the aforesaid period, ‘COVID- 19 No Tolerance Fortnight’ shall be observed from 09.11 .2O2O, 4:3O AM till 23.11.2020, 12:00 PM within Arzawl municipal area. Consequent upon the guidelines for ‘COVID-19 No Tolerance Fortnight’ coming into effect, the remaining clauses of Unlock 4.O guidelines issued vide Order of even No. dated 30.09.2020 shall also remain in force within Aizawl municipal area till 23.11.2020.

sd/- LALNUNMAWIA CHUAUNGO
Chief Secretary & Chairman
State Executive Committee
Mizoram State Disaster Management Authority

Training given to ASHA/Health worker at Kamalanagar for enrolment under Mizoram Health Care Scheme

Kamalanagar, 30 September, 2020:    The Community Health Centre, Chawngte today organised training for the ASHA and Health Workers of Chakma Autonomous District Council area for enrolment under Mizoram State Health Care Scheme. The ASHAs and health workers have been urged to aggressively campaign for a universal enrolment.

The training programme was held in the Conference Hall of CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar which was conducted by DR. Vantea , MO   (State health care society) in the presence of Dr. H. Thangliana, Medical Officer, CHC, Chawngte. 

The Mizoram State Health Care Scheme is a health insurance scheme implemented by the Mizoram State Health Care Society, Government of Mizoram since 2008. Under the scheme a beneficiary can claim medical expenses for reimbursement upto Rs.2 Lakh. The scheme covers almost all the illnesses including referral cases, pre-existing conditions and ailments, maternity and there is no age restriction. 

The policy card remains valid for one year which can be renewed every year. Enrolment for the upcoming period w.e.f 1st October, 2020 to 30th September, 2021 shall start from September 2020 till 31st December, 2020. The existing policy card holders of 2019-2020 shall have to renew their cards before 31st December, 2020. 

All AAY and BPL family ration card holders are eligible for availing the benefit of the scheme. APL family ration card holders who cannot avail MR Bill from the government are also eligible for the scheme. The Golden card holders under AB-PMJAY (Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana) can also enroll for the scheme.

The BPL card holders can enroll against payment of just Rs.100 while the APL card holders need to enroll for Rs.1000.