Aizawl, 18 November, 2019: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council accompanied by his colleague MDCs called on the newly appointed Governor of Mizoram Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai who assumed office on 5th November.
The team congratulated His Excellency on his appointment as Governor of Mizoram. A range of important issues pertaining to problems and development of the Chakmas in Mizoram and CADC were discussed.
The CEM, CADC expressed satisfaction with the discussion. The discussion continued for more than an hour. The Governor gave a patient hearing and was very responsive.
His Excellency accepted the invitation of the CEM, CADC to visit Chakma Autonomous District Council.
Kamalanagar, 15 October, 2019: Mid-Day Meal Cell, SSA, CADC Area organised a programme today at Kristo Mohan Memorial Comprehensive Middle School to observe the Global Hand Washing Day. Teachers and students from some ten schools from around Kamalanagar town area participated in the programme.
Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC as Chief Guest, Dg. Gana Chandra Chakma, Education Officer, CADC, Dr. H. Thangliana, Medical Officer, Chawngte Community Health Centre and Dg. Prabin Chakma, I&PRO, CADC attended the programme.
CEM speaking on the occasion remarked that the habit of washing hand is not a frivolous issue is understandable from the fact that it is being campaigned globally. He attributed the abnormal increased cases of typhoid among the people of CADC to lack of personal hygiene. He strongly felt about the advantage of maintaining this programme in the schools every year adding that the habit will get introduced to the children at a tender age whose impact will remain throughout their life. He further remarked that developing hygienic habits into a culture of a community is matter of great pride.
Dr. H. Thangliana speaking shared tips on hygienic habits particularly on why, when and how hands be washed and kept clean. A demo was given on the right way of washing hand step by step. He spoke on the benefit of washing hands and how multiple diseases can be prevented by the practice of this simple habit.
Kamalanagar, 21 August, 2019: Chakma Autonomous District Council’s Budget for the current financial year for an amount of Rs.95,28,98,000/- was passed today after discussion and voting.
93% of the budget figure accounts for payment of salary of employees and the rest is for administrative cost and some minor developmental works. The budget has allocated a larger share of its non-salary components towards school education. Admission fees for school children have been stopped and admission made free. Funds have been allocated for repairing schools, providing school furniture and free text books to students in full set. The budget has retained the MDC Local Area Development fund of Rs.5 Lakh per MDC constituency. There is a deficit of Rs. Rs.11,49,23,000/- against salary for which representation for additional fund to the state government has been submitted.
Rs.6,78,02,260/- was contributed to the Employees’ Pension Contributory Fund out of normal Grant-in-Aid, State Finance Commission Grants Fund, 2018-19 by the present Executive Committee.
The CADC Land and Revenue Rule, 2019 which was introduced in the first sitting of the Session held on 16/8/2019 was discussed and passed by a majority vote in today’s sitting. 15 Members voted in favour, while 7 Members voted against. The bill mover Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC stated that because of absence of a rule till date the revenue administration has fared badly in respect of revenue generation out of land taxes and maintenance of land records. The Land and Revenue Act 2002 which was gazetted 16 years back mandates that rules shall be made to carry out the provisions of the Act.
Today’s sitting also discussed and passed the CADC Biological Diversity Rule 2019 which was introduced in the second sitting of the Monsoon Session.
The sitting answered seven unstarred questions put by the Members of the opposition bench during the Question Hours.
The Monsoon Session concluded with today’s sitting. The Session in all has passed two bills and one official resolution and answered 32 questions put by Members of the opposition bench.
Kamalanagar, 20 August, 2019: Today in the third sitting of the CADC Monsoon Session, the official resolution to appoint 19 Group A & B Gazetted officers was passed with majority vote. 16 Members voted in favour, 3 against while 4 abstained from voting.
The resolution was moved in the first sitting of the session held on 16/8/2019 by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC. He sought support in favour of the resolution stating that a huge shortage of officers would follow in a year or two with a number of officers of CADC due for retirement. Had there been appointment of Group A&B Gazetted officers in the last 10 years the gap that has built up would not have been there, he said while arguing in favour of the resolution.
In the course of the discussion of the resolution the CEM, CADC clarified to the Members in the opposition bench that prior approval for appointment is only required for Gazetted officers and for creation of new posts.
Rule 28(2)(g) of the CADC (Constitution, Conduct of Business, etc.) Rules 2002 has it that approval of the governor be obtained for appointment of Gazetted officers of CADC. The resolution so passed today will be referred to the governor for his approval.
The matter of the standing order issued by the governor in 2016 requiring to take his approval in matters of appointment of any category of post also came up during the discussion. This was also clarified by Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, Executive Member who stated the said order had been already challenged in the court of law by LADC and was quashed and is no more valid.
Dg. Uday Tongchangya, Executive Member i/c Local Administration Department laid the dissolution of four village councils of CADC for the information of the Members and discussion in the House. The village councils that have been dissolved in last couple of months are Kamalanagar-III, Nalbonya, Chotapansury and Baranasury. Rule 26(3) of the CADC Village Council Act, 2003 requires that all papers connected with dissolution of any village council be laid in the first Session of the District Council after its dissolution for discussion of the Members.
The sitting answered six unstarred questions put by the Members of the opposition bench during the Question Hours.
Kamalanagar, 19 August, 2019: The second sitting of the CADC Monsoon Session which was held today introduced the CADC Biological Diversity Rules’ 2019. The bill was introduced by Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Executive Member i/c Forest, Environment and Climate Change Department. It will be discussed and voted in the fourth sitting scheduled on 21/8/2019.
If the bill gets legislated it will provide for formation of Biodiversity Management Committee in every village which will implement environmental programmes and schemes of the central government.
The CADC Trading Regulation, 2016 which received the assent of the Governor on 2/12/2016 and published in the Gazette was laid in the House today by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC. The Regulation provides for control of trades within CADC area. It deals with issue of licence for different category of traders and fees thereof besides other trade related matters.
The Mizoram State Biological Diversity Rules’ 2010 was also laid in the House by Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Executive Member and moved for its adoption in the CADC.
The sitting answered six unstarred questions put by the Members in the opposition bench.
Kamalanagar, 16 August, 2019: The regular Budget of CADC for the current financial year was presented today in the first sitting of the Monsoon Session, 2019 for an amount of Rs.95,28,98,000/-. The first four months of the current financial year had to be transacted on Vote On Accounts as regular full budget could not be passed due to election model code of conduct coming into force following announcement of Lok Sabha election.
Of the allocated budget figure of Rs.95,28,98,000/- the amount earmarked for salary is Rs.88,15,62,000/- which 93% of total revenue account. The remaining 7% is meant for administrative costs and minor works for development purpose.
The salary estimated in the expenditure head of the budget accounts for a salary deficit of Rs.11,49,23,000/-. The CEM, CADC Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma in his budget speech stated that representation to the state government has been made for additional fund to meet the deficit in salary.
To meet the ever increasing payment towards pension of retired employees Rs.6,78,02,260/- has been contributed by CADC to the Employees Pension Fund out of normal Grant-in-Aid, State Finance Commission Grants Fund, 2018-19, the CEM said in his speech while stating that as many as 25 number of employees are retiring from service in the current financial year.
The Budget allocated a larger share of the meager amount left for developmental works towards reviving the schools that has remained neglected.
Today’s sitting also show an official resolution being moved by CEM, CADC on appointment of Group A and Group B Officers of CADC. The resolution sought to appoint as many as 19 numbers of officers during 2019-20 under different departments.
The CEM, CADC also introduced a bill seeking to legislate the CADC (Land and Revenue) Rules, 2019 under powers conferred by section 21 of CADC (Land and Revenue) Act, 2002.
The Question Hours of the sitting answered five unstarred questions put by different members of the opposition bench.
Kamalanagar, 15 August, 2019: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC in his address to the public on the occasion of official celebration of 73rd Indian Independence Day at Kamalanagar football ground, hailed the achievements made by his administration within seven months into office as a great success. He hoisted the National Flag at 7 am and did the honour of inspecting the parade contingents perform ceremonial march past.
Speaking on the occasion he said having inherited an almost collapsed education system it became a top most priority of his administration to restore the schools to functioning. On assuming office, he claimed his administration has made fund provision of Rs.20.00 Lakhs for repairing school buildings, Rs.10 Lakhs for providing furniture to schools, Rs.10.00 Lakhs for providing Green/white boards and Rs.20.00 lakhs for providing free text books to all students.
To ensure quality education he said the school curriculum has been revised in line with NCERT and common public examination has been introduced. To preserve and promote Chakma Scripts and Language Chakma Grammar Book has been published and Chakma Language proficiency examination conducted.
“Two school buildings have been already constructed under BADP and four more school buildings under BADP and six under MSDP will be constructed soon”, he announced.
He said, “Our target is to build total school infrastructure for which projects involving more than 100 Crores under different Ministries of Central Govt. have been formulated.”
Towards poverty alleviation he said, “CADC has provided Rs.1 Crore to benefit 100 beneficiaries under Rural Housing scheme and Rs.19.05 Lakhs was provided to 127 beneficiaries under poultry, piggery and WRC land.”
To keep pace with the global community in fighting environmental crisis he said, “CADC has decided to adopt Mizoram State Biological Diversity Rules’ 2010 in the upcoming Monsoon Session and Biodiversity Management Committee shall be constituted in all village councils to implements various Centrally Sponsored Schemes”.
While emphasizing poor road connectivity in CADC being a hurdle to development he said his administration is making an all-out effort with help from the state government for solution to the problem. Towards this effort he said, “Road connectivity for Parva-Siminasora, Parva-Kamtuli, Boroituli-Jaruldubosora, Ngahrum-Rajmandol, Parva-Zochawchhua and Chawngte-Nalbonya have been taken up and are likely to be completed in scheduled time. Kamalanagar-Ajasora road is reconstructed as PCC work and Chawngte-Borapansury and Borapansury-Tlabung road shall be taken up towards close of thiss financial year. It shall remain our effort to connect all the villages within CADC with all-weather roads.”
He informed that the State government will be equipping the Chawngte Community Health Centre with medical equipment and that CADC has proposed for construction of Maternity Ward at Chawngte CHC and repairing of PHC at Borapansury with fund under PMJVK.
Twelve parade contingents, represented by eleven schools and a CRPF battalion performed march past on the occasion and Duloram Public School bagged the first prize.
Kamalanagar, 05 July,
2019: The Executive Committee, Chakma Autonomous
District Council in its meeting held today decided to depute the successful
candidates of the examination for training in Agriculture and allied subjects
notified vide notification No.A.12032/1/2009-2010/CADC(G)/Part-I dt.28/06/2019
to undergo Basic Agriculture Training (BAT) courses at ITC, Hnathial as
The recourse has been necessitated due to receipt of a request letter (L/No.B.13017/4/2018-DTE(AGR-R&E)/39 dt.2/07/2019) from the Directorate of Agriculture (Research & Extension), Government of Mizoram to select in-service candidates to undergo BAT courses at ITC, Hnahthial for the Session 2019-20121.
Earlier, CADC has conducted an examination to select fresh candidates for undergoing training for Agriculture Demonstrator, Horticulture Demonstrator and Sericulture Demonstrator the result of which was published on 28th June 2019. Seven candidates were selected to avail training courses during the session 2019-2021 while 8 candidates were declared under waiting list for the session 2020-22. The Examination was conducted to select pre-service candidates in mind. However, as the matter of pre-service candidates was intimated at a very short notice by the state government it could not be pursued and on the other hand CADC could not afford to lose the opportunity due to acute shortage of technical hand at present. CADC anyhow decided to continue with the process of the examination notified to select the meritorious candidates. To qualify the successful candidates for the BAT training course under in-service category it decided to appoint them on fixed pay basis.
Kamalanagar, 05 July, 2019: Shri Lal Moni Chakma s/o Adi Chandra Chakma, Shri P. Thantluanga s/o P. Sangrothanga, Smt. Milon Sushi Chakma w/o Guna Sindu Chakma and Smt. Namita Chakma d/o Shanti Moy Chakma who were appointed as Nominated Members of Chakma Autonomous District Council on 4/7/2019 have been sworn-in today in the Session Hall of CADC. Shri H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC administered the oath to the Members.
Earlier, on 12/3/2019, the Governor issued a similar notification appointing the same persons as nominated MDC. However, the notification had to be suspended on 15/3/2019 due to election model code of conduct coming into force following the announcement of election to the 17th Lok Sabha.
Out of the four nominated members at least two have to be women as provided under Rule 7 of CADC (CCB) Rules 2002.
The executive committee of CADC has decided to engage Casual Cultural Artists (CCA) on the basis of necessity from time to time in the Art & Culture Department.
Therefore, applications are hereby invited from interested bonafide citizen of India in the prescribed application format which can be had from the Art & Culture Department in payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees Twenty Only). The last date of submission applications is 15th July, 2019. For selecting candidates shall be examined by a screening committee to test their skills and competence.
Preference shall be given to candidates with experience in artistic activities/performance.
(LAKHI DHAN CHAKMA) Executive Member Chakma Autonomous District Council Kamalanagar