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CADC Budget (2024-2025) presented in the Second sitting of Budget Session

Kamalanagar, 10th April, 2024: In the second sitting of the ongoing Budget Session of the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council held today, the house leader and Chief Executive Member, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, presented the second Budget of the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council for the fiscal year 2024-2025. The budget will be discussed and voted on April 16th, 2024.

The Supplementary Demand for Grants, 2023-24 & Re-appropriation of Local Receipts Fund, 2022-23 and Demand for Grants, 2023-24 (Budget Estimate) has been presented before the house for the discussion and approval of the members. The Supplementary Demand for Grants for the fiscal year 2023-24 is for an amount of Rs. 2656.86 lakhs against salary under Normal Grants-in-Aid.

The Local Receipts for the fiscal year 2023-2024 was for an amount of 147.24 lakhs against a target of Rs. 159.75 lakhs. The CEM attributed the shortfall of Rs.12.51 lakhs to the non-production of bricks, meagre collection of fees from markets, poor receipt of rent from buildings. He asserted that much emphasis shall be given to fulfil the budgetary target of revenue collection for this fiscal year. Therefore, he proposed the Accounts on the Expenditure of Local Receipts for the fiscal year 2023-24 to be re-appropriated and presented department-wise for information and approval of the house.

The house leader in his speech informed that unlike the budgetary allocation of previous financial years, this year the State government has not specified Salary and Non-Salary separately, other than Village Council Remuneration which is 67.36 lakhs against the salary head and Rs.77.98 lakhs against the non-salary head.  The salary requirement and normal Grants-in-Aid is estimated to be Rs.19793.49 lakhs. The Account of Receipts and Expenditure shows a deficit of Rs.5418 lakhs, which he said is expected to be covered up with supplementary demands for grants from the State government. He expressed optimism that the state government will allocate the required fund in due course of time.

He also highlighted some notable achievements accomplished by the CADC during the fiscal year 2023-24 despite acute financial constraints, such as constructions of Revenue Circle offices, installations of Integrated Land Records Management System, Publication of text books on moral education, publication of Changmha text books for Classes-I to VIII, CADC calendars and Choice of the people charts, repairing of school buildings, purchase and distributions of text books, school uniforms to pre-primary students, conduct of common examination for classes-IV and Class-VIII, financial assistance to piggery, poultry, duckery, goat rearing, cattle farming to 666 families under Normal Grants-in-Aid. In concluding his Budget Speech, the house leader thanked all the members of the house and presented the Supplementary Demand for Grants, 2023-24 & Reappropriation of Local Receipts Fund, 2023-24 and Demands for Grants, (Budget Estimate), 2024-2025 before the house for consideration and approval. With no other businesses remaining to be transacted, the sitting was adjourned.

CADC enacts legislation to regulate cremation and burial practices

Kamalanagar, 9th March, 2024: The first sitting of the Budget Session, 2024-2025, of the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council, which was held today saw the successful passage of two Bills: The Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business, etc.) (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2024, and The Chakma Autonomous District Council (Management and Control of Cremation and Burial Grounds) Bill, 2024.

The first Bill, presented by the house leader and Chief Executive Member, Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, proposed several amendments to the CADC (CCB etc.) Rules, 2002, for effective functioning of the CADC. One of the notable provisions was the introduction of a new Chakma version of Oath of Affirmation to be made by members as well as Oath of Secrecy for Executive Members of CADC.

The second Bill, The Chakma Autonomous District Council (Management and Control of Cremation and Burial Grounds) Bill, 2024, was introduced by the house leader on behalf of Dg. Lakkhan Chakma, Executive Member, i/c LAD, CADC. The Bill seeks to regulate the cremation and burial of dead bodies and ensure proper management and control of common cremation sites in each village. Introducing the Bill, the house leader highlighted the age-old traditional practice among Chakmas of having common cremation grounds in villages, and how the increasing practice of cremation and burial of dead bodies on private lands near residential areas, is adversely affecting public health and hygiene. He said enactment of a regulation to curb this unhealthy practice was the โ€œneed of the hourโ€, and sought the support of the house members for its passage.

Both the Bills were thoroughly discussed in the house, with members from the opposition bench โ€“ Dg. Nirupam Chakma, Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchanggya, and Dg. Doymoy Daveng Chakma โ€“ offering their suggestions regarding certain provisions for enhancing the effectiveness of the proposed legislations. The bills garnered majority support from members of the house and were passed.

The sitting was adjourned with the successful passage of the Bills, with the next sitting scheduled for 10th April, 2024 (Wednesday).

CADC Budget Session 2024-2925 to commence from 9th April

NOTIFICATION

As provided under Sub-Rules (3) & (4) of Rule 33 of the Chaka Autonomous District Council (Constitution. Conduct of Business, etc.) Rules, 2002 and as amended from time to time, the Deputy Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council is pleased to summon the Members of the 11th Chakma Autonomous District Council to sit for the Budget Session 2024-2025 to be commenced from 9th April (Tuesday) 2024 at 10.30 A.M. in the Session Hall of Chakma Autonomous District Council, Kamalanagar.

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Results of CCE 2023-24 published by DSEB

Results of the Primary and Middle School Common Examination 2023-2024 published by District School Education Board, CADC.

This is for general information that the results of the Common Question Examination 2023 – 2024 of both Class-IV & VIII respectively conducted by the District School Education Board, Chakma Autonomous District Council, Kamalanagar held in the month of January 29, 2024 is hereby declared and published in details.

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Notification inviting applications for assistance under PMMSY

Administrative approval for an amount of Rs.194.00 lakhs (Rupees one hundred ninety four lakhs) only under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) has been received from the Department of Fisheries, Govt. of India, vides F.No.117012/17/2020-Fy (E-17219) Dated the 9th February’ 2024, in respect of Chakma Autonomous District Council during 2023-2024.

In anticipation of sanction of the above mentioned amount, the Fishery Department, Chakma Autonomous District Council invites interested and capable fish farmers to avail assistance against various CSS components of PMMSY.

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Fire awareness campaign organized at Kamalanagar

Kamalanagar, 17 February, 2024: In an effort to combat the recurring threat of wildfires during the jhum burning season, a โ€œFire Awareness Campaignโ€ was organized by the Environment, Forest & Climate Change Department, Chakma Autonomous District Council, on Saturday at the CADC Rest House Conference Hall, Kamalanagar. The programme was chaired by Dg. Dg. Daya Moy Dhamei, DCCF, CADC and graced by the presence of Dg. Kalasoga Chakma, Executive Member and in-Charge CEM as the Chief Guest, Village Council Presidents, representatives of YCA branches and officials from various departments of CADC.

The participants discussed at length the fixation of suitable date for completion of jhum burning in CADC area and formulation of effective strategies for prevention of fires, considering the substantial loss of forest resources and valuable assets to uncontrolled wildfires during the Jhum burning season in the past years. The Chairman, Dg. Daya Moy Dhamei, DCCF, CADC, stressed on the need for concerted efforts of all stakeholders in raising awareness among the general public on the threat of wildfires and the need for effective measures to prevent such untoward incidents.

Dg. Kalasoga Chakma, the Chief Guest, in his address urged the Village Councils and NGOs to cooperate with the department in educating the public on effective fire prevention. He also requested the Village Councils and NGOs to identify potential supply reserves within their jurisdictions and obtain LSC passes from the Land Revenue & Settlement Department. As an incentive, the Chief Guest announced cash prizes of Rs.20,000, Rs.15,000, and Rs.10,000, respectively, to the three best performing Village Councils in fire prevention and control.

The following resolutions were unanimously taken in the meeting:

  1. Burning of Jhum is to be completed on or before 15th March, 2024, throughout the CADC in compliance with the deadline set by the State government;
  2. Village Councils and NGOs to select safety/supply reserves within their respective areas and apply for LSC passes from the Land Revenue & Settlement Department. Any destruction of trees in these protected areas will result in stringent actions against the individuals involved.
  3. Village Councils and NGOs to disseminate government order pertaining to Jhum burning and other precautionary measures for prevention of fire incidents; and,
  4. Cash awards of Rs.20,000, Rs.15,000, and Rs.10,000 to be awarded to the three best-performing villages in fire prevention and control.

75th Republic Day of India celebrated at Kamalanagar

Kamalanagar, January 26, 2024: The 75th Republic Day of India was celebrated with great fervour at Kamalanagar, the headquarters of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) on Friday. The Chief Guest of the occasion, Pu Lalneihthanga Colney, MCS, SDO (C), Chawngte, unfurled the national flag during the ceremony at Kamalanagar playground. The event saw the presence of CADC Councilors, officials from CADC and the State government, Village Council representatives, and leaders from local NGOs.

Nine contingents, including the NCC unit of Govt. Kamalanagar College, participated in the impressive march-past. The celebration was further enhanced by vibrant cultural dances performed by artists from the Art & Culture Department, CADC, and members of the Young Mizo Association, Chawngte-P.

In his address, Chief Guest Pu Lalneihthanga highlighted the developmental accomplishments of various departments under Chawngte Sub-Division during 2023-2023 which included road infrastructure, healthcare, education, social welfare, water supply, food and civil supplies, rural housing, and power and electricity.

A short programme held earlier at the CADC Secretariat premises was graced by Dg. Sundor Muni Chakma, Deputy Chairman, CADC, as the Chief Guest, alongside Executive Members, MDCs, high-ranking officials, and staff. The Chief Guest in his address expressed gratitude to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and other members of the drafting committee of the Constitution for ensuring justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity. He attributed the existence of the CADC to the visionary leaders who drafted the Constitution.

Dg. Sundor Muni Chakma congratulated the Zoram Peopleโ€™s Movement (ZPM) on forming the government with an absolute majority in Mizoram. He expressed confidence in their ability to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the State. He also thanked the State government for releasing additional fund amounting to Rs. 26,56,86000 against salary of CADC employees for the months of November and December 2023. He expressed hope for the continued cordial relationship between CADC and the State Government of Mizoram. Commending the current Executive Committee of CADC under the leadership of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM and MLA, 36-Tuichawng Constituency, he appreciated its efforts in fostering development across all fronts while highlighting some notable achievements during 2023-2024, including fund allocations for social welfare, environmental initiatives, flood relief, and financial assistance for piggery and poultry farming.

Anand Kumar Chakma appointed as President of DSEB

In exercise of the powers conferred under Sub-Rule 1 & 2 of Rule 15 of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (District School Education Board) Rules, 2002, the Executive Committee of Chakma Autonomous District Council is pleased to appoint Shri Anand Kumar Chakma, S/o Shri Nogendra Chakma of Devasora North as President of the District School Education Board (DEB), Chakma Autonomous District Council for a period of 3 (three) years with immediate effect.

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