The Chairman, CADC & Chairman of the the Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee has notified that the owing to the resignation of the CEM, CADC and the consequent dissolution of the Executive Committee of CADC, the planned celebration of the Golden Jubilee in the sub headquarters of CADC is postponed.
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.
Kamalanagar, 05 July, 2022: Chakma Autonomous District Council Budget, 2022-2023 presented in the second sitting of the Budget Session held on 01/07/2022 was discussed and passed today unanimously along with the Supplementary Demand for Grants, 2021-2022 and Re-appropriation of Local Receipt Fund, 2021-2022.
The Budget was passed for an amount of Rs.16,475.33 Lakhs against an earmarked amount of Rs.11,210.19 Lakhs by the State Government and an estimated local revenue collection of Rs.132.37 Lakhs. The Budget has a deficit of Rs.5,132.77 Lakhs which, as stated by the Hon’ble CEM, CADC in his Budget speech, will be covered up with help from the State Government.
The deficit is due to a number of pending works, revised salary of councilors (which is due) and some committed expenditures of the last financial year.
The CEM has appealed the state government through the house to make the allocation of GIA fund on the basis 7:9:11 ratio as prescribed by the first State Finance Commission. “Deficit in the Budget would be minimised to a large extend”, he added.
The CEM said that the state government will be pressed to approve the long pending demand for revision of the salary of the Councilors while adding that salaries of MPs and MLAs had been revised long back. He further said, “It has become difficult for the Councilors of the ADCs to maintain their families with the existing pay”.
During the discussion of the Budget Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, EM brought to the notice of the House the very low revenue collection under GAD (mainly accounted by CADC Rest Houses) against the projected collection. He urged for an enquiry into the matter.
In taking note of the deficit in the Budget Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma attributed the situation to discrepancy in allocation of GIA fund to CADC over the years. He stated that Table 9D of the first Mizoram State Finance Commission Report, 2015 has prescribed sharing of fund between the three ADCs of Mizoram as CADC:23.96%, MADC:34.07% and LADC:41.97% while adding that it has not been applied consistently which has cost CADC to loss a handsome share of GIA fund over the years. He also did not approve of some of the parameters based on which the fund sharing was determined. In this regard he said that in addition to the distance of the ADC headquarters from Aizawl, its distance from the district headquarters should have been also factored.
The Session was prorogued with todays sitting.
Newly appointed Executive Members took oath of office and secrecy
Kamalanagar, 27 June, 2022: The seven Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council who were appointed as Executive Members recently in the new Executive Committee to be headed by Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma today took oath of office and secrecy in a programme organized in the CADC Cultural Hall, Kamalanagar. The seven MDCs who were sworn-in are Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, MDC of 5-Kamalanagar ‘N’ Constituency, Dg. Mohan Chakma, MDC of 20-Parva Constituency, Dgb. Kusum Lota Chakma, MDC of 2-Borapansury Constituency, Dg. Ajoy Kumar Chakma, MDC of 8-Udalthana Constuency, Dg. Anil Kanti Chakma, MDC of 4-Bajeisora Constituency, Dg. Uday Tongchangya, MDC of 12-Mainabapsora Constituency and Dg. Sanjeev Chakma, MDC of 7-Kamalanagar-W Constituency.
Dr. Manesia Khaimeichho, MCS, SDO(C), Chawngte who was delegated by the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai administered the oath to the MDCs.
Speaking on the occasion Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, CEM, CADC declared Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma as Deputy Chief Executive Member while justifying the need for a deputy to ensure discipline in the administration. He recalled how in the past in the absence of a Deputy CEM the office happened to fall under the charge of multiple hands as and when the CEM was on tour making it vulnerable to inconsistent and sometime wrong decision.
After the swearing-in ceremony all the members of the newly formed Executive Committee took a trip of the town roads of Kamalanagar the condition of which have become very bad in the recent phase of incessant rain. The CEM said the road condition will be restored and restoration work would start in a couple of days.
Kamalanagar, 17 June, 2022: The first phase of 3-days “Gurushala based Teachers’ Training” is underway within Chawngte RD Block organised by Education Department, CADC at Public school, Kamalanagar. The training which started yesterday was attended by some 67 teachers from schools around Kamalanagar Town area namely Govt. Comph. Middle School, Kamalanagar Public School, RCM Comph. Middle School and KMM Comph. Middle School.
Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, Hon’ble CEM, CADC and Dr. Manesia Khaimeichho, SDO (Civil), Chawngte graced the inaugural session of the programme held at Public School, Kamalanagar as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
The programme was also attended by the two Education Officers of CADC. Eight master trainers were engaged to conduct the training.
Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma in his speech encouraged the Master Trainers and Teacher Trainees to carry forward this noble programme of the government for capacity building and stated that teachers are more valuable than parents. Despite financial constraint, he approved a sum of Rs 21,000/- to conduct the training. He was quite optimistic that the society can be changed with the help of the teachers. He appealed all the teachers to get actively involved in building the society.
Dr. Manesia Khaimeichho, SDO(Civil) also stated that teachers are very important and has a huge responsibility in building a society. He also opined that teacher can help the youths not to get involved in anti-social activities if properly guided.
GOVERNMENT OF MIZORAM
OFFICE OF THE SUB-DIVISIONAL MAGISTRATE
CHAWNGTE SUB-DIVISION: CHAWNGTE
Dated Chawngte the 10th June, 2022
Whereas, it has been made aware to the undersigned of the pervasiveness of teer gambling across Chawngte Sub-Division. Gambling, once considered to be associated with stigma and vice, is now generally perceived as a harmless adult entertainment and has become mainstream in our society. With increased exposure to, and availability of unregulated forms of gambling, more youth are succumbing to the temptation and pressure to engage in these activities. Serious gambling habits undermine the future development, academic life and, career. The effect on social, financial and emotional life can be devastating and spill over into all other areas.
Now, therefore, I, Dr. Manesia Khaimeichho, MCS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Chawngte, in exercise of power conferred on me under section 133 (1)(b) CrPC, do hereby order to stop buying and selling of “teer” in Chawngte Sub-Division.
This order shall come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force until and unless revoked. Violation of this order shall make one liable to punishment under Sec. 188 CrPC.
Given under my hand and seal of this office this 10th day of June 2022.
(Dr. MANESIA KHAIMEICHHO)
Sub-Divisional Magistrate Chawngte
Kamalanagar, 09 June, 2022: Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma who resigned from the office of Chairman, CADC last month was sworn-in today as the new Chief Executive Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council in a programme organized in the premises of CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar. Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai Shri Amol Srivastava, IAS administered the oath of office and secrecy.
The development is as a result of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma being removed from the office of CEM in a no-confidence motion moved during the first sitting of the CADC Budget Session held on the 9th day of last month.
The Governor initially reserved the appointment of Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma as CEM while recommending imposition of Governor’s rule in CADC which was not approved by the Council of Minister, Mizoram Government.
Addressing the gathering in the programme he dismissed speculation by many regarding the frequent change in leadership as due to in fighting within the party. He asserted that all the twenty MDCs of CADC all of whom are MNF will work unitedly for development.
He emphasized, “Development will be elusive if we keep ourselves busy abusing each other”.
While stating that the new generation of youths who are coming out with academic degrees are giving less value to the moral aspect of personal development, he has announced that schools under CADC will introduce classes on moral development every Friday to fulfill this gap.
“The Executive Committee under my leadership will be open to constructive criticism and will welcome suggestions for corrective measures at any point of time”.
He said, “Dictator style of governance will find no place under my leadership”.
“All decisions taken by my predecessors including various appointments will be honoured”, he added.
The new CEM attributed the lack of development in CADC to paucity of fund in CADC’s budget and has assured to take up the issue with the state government and enhance the allocation against work component head of the budget.
Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma is the fifth CEM of this term (2018-2023) who has succeeded Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, the outgoing CEM.
Dg. Shanti Jiban Chakma who won with a BJP ticket became the first CEM of this term after the general election held in April 2018 threw a fractured mandate with MNF winning 8 seats, INC 7 seats and BJP 5 seats in a contest over 20 seats. The Executive Committee formed by coalition between the BJP and the INC lasted for about 8 months after which the MNF formed the Executive Committee led by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma with the support of 4 MDCs from INC. Again, in March 2021 after about two years and two months change of guard happened with Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma resigning from the office of CEM paving way for Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma. Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma remained in office for about 6 months to be succeeded by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma again. Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma remained in office in his second stint for about 7 months before this development set in.
Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma has served as CEM in the previous term and held the post of Chairman twice during the current term.
Kamalanagar, 09 May, 2022: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma the incumbent Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council was today removed from the office of Chief Executive Member in a motion of no-confidence moved in the first sitting of the Budget Session. The motion was moved by Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, MDC, CADC.
This was the second stint as CEM for Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma in this term. This time he has been removed from the office by a no-confidence motion. In the earlier instance he had tendered his resignation.
The motion was moved soon after the session began at 10:30 am and the Chairman adjourned the session till 1 pm. Discussion and voting on the motion was held in the second sitting of the session and Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma lost by 13 Members voting in favour of the motion. Six members including Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma remained absent from the session. This term has witnessed four CEMs so far.
The session was chaired by Dg. Buddhalila Chakma, Chairman, CADC.
Kamalanagar, 21 April, 2022: A health mela, the first ever, was organized at Kamalanagar today by National Health Mission, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Mizoram. The mela is being conducted by the joint effort of doctors and medical staff from Lawngtlai and of Chawngte CHC.
Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council graced the occasion as its chief guest.
The Health Mela is a programme of the Central Government which facilitates awareness on health-related issues and provide free medical checkup, treatment and counselling. Today’s mela have arranged stalls for medicine specialist case, general medicine, AYUSH, Non-communicable diseases, dental checkup, eye screening, TB, malaria, Adolescent Mental Health plus ICTC, registration for Health Insurance Scheme, Covid immunization and other routine immunization as well. All diagnostics, treatment and counseling will be provided free of cost.
Speaking in the programme the CEM stated that health mela of this type is very essential especially for CADC area where healthcare facility is scarce and given the poor economic condition of the people.
He urged the public to take full advantage of the mela and make the exercise a great success.
He regretted that people of the area do not pay much interest to the different health care schemes being provided by the government. In this regard he cited the very low response of the people of the area to the Mizoram State Health Care Scheme (MSHCS) and Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) despite effort for awareness of their benefits.
He said that he has known many families which have suffered total economic breakdown due to high cost incurred for medical treatment while adding that had such families availed the benefits of the various health care schemes available, they could have averted such disasters.
He also rued about people still showing preference for traditional medicine over modern medicine in this age of 21st century while stating that traditional medicine though works at times but are bereft of scientific backing.
“Habit of self-medication among the people and not taking the full course prescribed by doctors often results in drug resistant diseases”, he remarked and urged to avoid such harmful practices.
Kamalanagar, 18 April, 2022: An emblem to commemorate the occasion of Golden Jubilee of Chakma Autonomous District Council was unveiled today in a programme organized by Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee in the CADC Conference Hall, Kamalanagar. CADC will complete 50 glorious years on 29th of this month.
Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Hon’ble CEM, CADC and Chief Guest of the programme, Dg. Buddhalila Chakma, Hon’ble Chairman, CADC and Guest of Honour of the programme, Executive Members, CADC, MDCs, Head of Departments of CADC have attended the programme.
The emblem was designed with the figure 50 written in Chakma script with a torch bearing man running, clad in dhoti, enclosed by the digit five while the zero housed the CADC emblem. The number 50 has been traced with the tri-colours of the CADC flag. The running man symbolizes progress and the torch held by the man symbolizes wisdom.
The CEM announced in the programme that the emblem will be used in all official correspondences throughout the Golden Jubilee year to mark the momentous occasion.
The CEM in his speech asserted that the autonomy being enjoyed due to the existence of Chakma Autonomous District Council is not something endowed upon the Chakmas out of favour while adding that it is just restoration of our right which have been taken away by the British.
He said, “The CADC is a recognition by the Constitution of India that we were once a proud self-governing race with unique system of administration headed by a king who administered through his council of Ministers and bureaucrats – Dewan, Talukdar and so on.”
He also appreciated and expressed gratitude to the pioneers of CADC who had the political awareness and farsightedness as far back as 1950 to persist with their demand for right to self-determination and added, “Chakmas are fortunate to have had such leaders”.
“This moment is not only of joy and celebration but also an opportunity to ponder and asses if we had made the progress, we should have in 50 years”, he added.