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Golden Jubilee Celebrations in Sub-HQs postponed

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.

Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma resigns from the post of CEM, CADC

Kamalanagar, 10 November 2022: Dg. Buddha Lila 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 Chairman, CADC.

The development came on 1st November 2022 when the Governor of Mizoram ordered for a Vote of Confidence (Floor Test) following the withdrawal of support by five (5) MDCs on 7th October 2022.

Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma was sworn in to the office of CEM, CADC on 9th June, 2022 taking over from Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, the then CEM, CADC being removed from the office of CEM in a no-confidence motion moved during the first sitting of the CADC Budget Session held on 9th May, 2022. He has held the office for about 5 months.

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

CADC CEM along with colleagues attended 6th Kathina Civara Dana at Hujee Mawnaw Vihara

Kamalanagar, 5 November, 2022: Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) today attended the celebration of 6th Kathina Civara Dana at Hujee Mawnaw Vihara, Udalthana, about 5 km from Kamalanagar. He was accompanied by Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Chairman, CADC, Dgb. Kusum Lota Chakma, Executive Member, CADC, Dg. Charan Singh Chakma, Adviser to Planning & Development Committee, besides other dignitaries like Dg. Nirupam Chakma, Ex-Minister and other Ex-MDCs.

The CEM extolled all the participants of robe weaving because of whose hard work and toiling the event was successfully completed. He also mentioned that he was lucky enough to be able to take part in the programme like everyone else as to participate in the Kathina Civara Dana in one’s lifetime is the biggest offering amongst all as per Buddhism.

He implored everyone that they should follow the path of the truth as taught by the Buddha which will not only improve the life of an individual but also take the Chakma community from persisting darkness to the light as a whole. He reminded that we have only CADC of our own which is limited to small amount of entire Chakma population. Now, everything is possible for those who is willing to change his life as compared to ancient time, he added.

The event was kicked-off on 4th November, 2022 by weaving the Civara (Robe) within the span of the night which was to be donated the next day i.e. 5th November, 2022 and hence the name “Kathina Civara Dana”. Besides Kathina Civara Dana, Buddha Puja, Sangha Dana, Attaparikkar Dana, etc were performed.

The programme was concluded by releasing the Lantern lights in the evening. More than 1000 devotees attended the programme.

National Commission for Scheduled Tribe team paid a 3 day visits to Mizoram; meets with 3 ADCs representatives

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.

CADC Football team set out for BTC; Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, EM, CADC will lead the party

Kamalanagar, October 6, 2022: The Chakma Autonomous District Council Football team sets out for Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) today to participate in the 1st Inter Sixth Schedule Councils Premier Football League, 2022 (ISPL, 2022) schedule to be held from 9th October – 23rd October, 2022 in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Assam. Dg Durjya Dhan Chakma, EM i/c Sports and Youth Services Dept., CADC will lead the representing team. He will be accompanied by Dg Bubon Kumar Chakma, MDC, CADC and H. Amaresh Chakma, MDC, CADC for the Opening Ceremony function on 9th October, 2022 at Dimakuchi Stadium, Udalguri, BTR.

The 1st Inter Sixth Schedule Councils Premier Football League, 2022 first of its kind is being organised by the Government of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) to give a big boost to the development of Football in the BTC region and help foster community spirit within BTR and also with players from other Sixth Schedule Areas of North East India.

All the ten Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) under Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India will participate in the Football tournament; three each from Mizoram, Assam and Meghalaya and one from Tripura. The Chakma, Lai and Mara Autonomous District Councils are the three participatory teams from Mizoram.

The ten Football teams are categorised into two groups A & B. The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (Meghalaya), the Mara Autonomous District Council (Mizoram), the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (Tripura), the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council (Assam) and the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (Assam) in Group – A while the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (Meghalaya), the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (Meghalaya), the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR, Assam), the Lai Autonomous District Council (Mizoram) and the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Mizoram) in Group – B.

Dg Prityrup Chakma, i/c ADSPO, CADC, Dg. Suman Chakma, SRO cum AI&PRO, CADC and Dg. Raju Chakma, UDC, Forest Dept., CADC have been invested with Manager, Asst. Coach and H/Coach respectively.

List of the Football team is as follows:

  1. Aadawr Chakma
  2. Rebeng Chakma
  3. L.Alok Bikash Chakma
  4. Dino Moy Chakma
  5. Sagar Chakma
  6. Rupam Chakma
  7. F. B. Oojhor Chakma
  8. Phibir Chakma
  9. Lokki Moy Chakma
  10. Sumiran Chakma
  11. Prity Joy Tong
  12. Ronaldo Tong
  13. Bonson Tong
  14. Sawmbal Chakma
  15. Tatu Chakma
  16. Tanak Chakma
  17. Dhav Chakma
  18. Poransa Chakma

CADC CEM calls on Governor

Aizawl, 7 October, 2022: The Hon’ble Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) Dg Buddha Lila Chakma called on His Excellency the Governor of Mizoram Shri Hari Babu Kambhampati at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl on Thursday. The duo discussed issues like Security (PSO) arrangements for CEM, Chairman and Dy. Chairman, EMs et al; additional fund allocations; developmental activities & smooth functioning of administration and Enhancement of salaries for the Chief Executive Member, Executive Members, Chairman, Dy. Chairman, Member of District Council and other issues relating to the welfare of the people and staffs of the 3 ADCs etc.

This was their second consecutive meeting. Earlier on Tuesday, they met in the meeting the Governor had held with the three ADCs.

76th Independence Day celebrated at Kamalanagar

Kamalanagar, 15 August, 2022: The 76th Independence Day of India celebrated at Kamalanagar, Chakma Autonomous District Council was graced by Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng, Vice-Chairman, Lunglei High Power Committee as Chief Guest. The celebration organized by SDO(Civil), Chawngte was held in the helipad ground of Baganpara.

March-past were performed by contingents represented by different schools of Kamalanagar and Chawngte area.

The Branch YMA, Chawngte P entertained the audience with the Cheraw dance while Chakma traditional dance was performed by the artists of Art & Culture Department, CADC. Local popular artists enliven the programme with their solo performances.

Prizes were given away by the Chief Guest to the participating teams and winners of badminton and football tournaments organized to mark the celebration of 76th Independence Day. NCC, Government Kamalanagar College was adjudged the best parade contingent. First prize in football was bagged by Chawngte-L FC while badminton double was won by Pu Ramnienga and Pu LH. Lalmalsawma under category-A, Pu C. Lalnunsanga and Pu LalhmingsangaKhiangte under category-B, Pu LH. Lalmalsawma and Pu Lalengzauva under 40+ category, Pu Jerry Lalmuanawma Pachuau and Lalengzauva.

A friendly football match was played between a team comprising of senior officers of CADC and a team by Chawngte Area Football Association to commemorate the Day.

Among the various achievements of the MNF led state government highlighted by Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng in his speech he also talked about the Astro Turf football ground at Kamalanagar which he said shall benefit the youth of the region in promoting career in football.

Earlier, in the morning, Dg. Buddhalila Chakma, Chief Executive Member, CADC unfurled the National Flag in the premises of CADC Secretariat in the presence of officials and staff of CADC.

Speaking during the programme he stated that many entitlements of CADC remains to be fulfilled while assuring to pursue them in the right earnest with the concerned authority. He urged of all the employees to be faithful with their respective duties and responsibilities in service to CADC.

He thanked the employees of CADC for coming forward to contribute voluntarily one day pay of their salary towards celebration of the CADC Golden Jubilee.

A day earlier, the celebration programme came under cloud with call for its boycott by the local NGOs for non-fulfilment of their demands for regular power supply, adequate staffing and equipping of the local hospital, separate SDO and BDO for Chawngte RD Block and demand for more police personals and lady constable in the local police station. The boycott was called off on assurance to meet the demand.

Chakma Autonomous District Council Football Association reformed

Kamalanagar, 06 July, 2022: Chakma Autonomous District Council Football Association was reformed today in a meeting convened by Central Young Chakma Association which was chaired by Dr. Jyotir Moy Chakma, President, CYCA. Dg. Durjya Dhana Chakma, EM, CADC i/c Sports and Youth Services Department, etc. attended the meeting as it’s Chief Guest.

District Sports Promotion Officer, CADC, YCA, MCSU, Chakma Mahila Samiti and different sporting clubs of CADC attended the meeting.

The Association was reformed with Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma as President, Dr. Jyotirmoy Chakma as Sr. Vice President, Dg. Ahoze Chakma as Vice-President, Dg. Pusparath Chakma as General Secretary, Dg. Kamaleshwar Chakma as Jt. Secretary, Dg. Sadhan Biaksh Chakma and Dg. Lokesh Chakma as Assistant Secretary, Dg. Satyam Chakma as Finance Secretary, Dgb. Pronoti Chakma as Treasurer, Dg. Julius Tongchangya, Dg. Raju Devbarman, Dg. B. Chanda and Dg. Raju Chakma as Members. The CEM, CADC, the Chairman, CADC and the local MLA were designated as advisers to the Association.

The meeting decided that the Baganpara Football Ground which belongs to CYCA will be renovated and explored for widening and will be used as alternative football field. The Association along with the local NGOs, CADC official and EM i/c Sports, etc. will be visiting the ground tomorrow for assessment.

It was also decided that an application will be submitted to CADC authority to explore feasibility for creation of CADC Sports Council.

CADC Budget, 2022-2023 passed for an amount Rs.16,475.33 Lakhs

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.

Second Edition of Changmha Grammar & Composition published by DSEB, CADC released

Kamalanagar, 29 June, 2022: The Second Edition of Changmha Grammar & Composition published by District School Education Board, Chakma Autonomous District Council was released today in a programme organized in the CADC Conference Hall. Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, Hon’ble CEM, CADC did the honour of releasing the book.

The programme was attended by Dg. Kali Kumar Tongcahngya, Chairman, CADC, Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, Deputy Chairman, CADC, Dg. Molin Kumar Chakma, President, DSEB, Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, MDC, Dg. Roymanikyo Chakma, Secretary, DSEB, Dgb. Mandira Chakma, Sr. Academic Officer and HODs of various departments.

Dgb. Mandira Chakma while tracing the contribution of the District School Education Board in the development of the Chakma language for learning and teaching in CADC expressed thanks to all those who have been instrumental in the journey thus far. She has especially named Dg. Laxmi Bushan Chakma, Dg. Jayan Chakma, Dg. Sujoy Chakma, Dg. Anantasen Chakma, Dg. Ashman Chakma, Dg. Shanti Jiban Chakma and Dg. Anil Chakma besides among others.

She urged the authority of CADC and the Civil Society Groups to take up the initiative for recognition of the Chakma language as a state language in Mizoram.

She also took up the matter of acute shortage of personnel in some very important posts of the Board.

Hon’ble CEM speaking lauded the achievements of the Board despite shortages of personnel in some important posts.

Taking reference of the issue of shortage of staff raised by Dgb. Mandira Chakma the CEM assured to look into the matter.

With regards to the recognition of the Chakma Language as state language he said, “No stone shall be left unturned” while adding collective effort will be important.

He lauded the effort of the team behind the successful project of bringing out a revised edition of the Chakma Grammar, first published in 2017, citing the task assumes a tough character given these are pioneering stages.