Legislative Department

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 Winter Session to begin from 10th November

Kamalanagar, 10 October, 2022: The Winter Session of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council is set to begins from 10th November (Thursday) 2022. In this regard, the Chairman of Chakma Autonomous District Council notified and summons the Members of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council to sit for Winter Session 2022-2023 from 10th November, 2023 at 10:30 A.M in the Session Hall of Chakma Autonomous District Council, Kamalanagar.

Informing that both Official and Non-official business meant for the Winter Session 2022-2023 may be submitted to the Chairman office during office hours on or before 26th October, 2022 (Wednesday).

Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya, MDC elected as new Deputy Chairman

Kamalanagar, 29 July, 2022: Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya, MDC of Chakma Autonomous District Council elected from 16-New Jaganasury MDC constituency has become the new Deputy Chairman of CADC after being elected uncontested in an election held today in the Session Hall of CADC.

The vacancy of the office of Deputy Chairman was resulted due to resignation tendered by Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, the outgoing Deputy Chairman. He tendered his resignation on 7th July, 2022.

For Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya it is his third term as MDC. He also held the office of Executive Member, CADC earlier.

Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya elected as new Chairman, CADC

Kamalanagar, 17 June, 2022: Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, MDC who was the lone contestant for the post of Chairman, CADC notified yesterday for filing of nomination was declared elected uncontested in a Session of the councilors held today in the CADC Session Hall.

The election of the Chairman was necessitated with the office falling vacant due to resignation tendered by Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, the outgoing Chairman who was later appointed as Chief Executive Member.

Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya was elected from 18-Fultuli MDC Constituency who has contested with INC ticket but later in the mid of the term joined the MNF party. This will be his second stint as Chairman of CADC. He also held the office of Chief Executive Members twice. The current term is his fifth term as MDC in which he had been declared elected uncontested.

CADC Golden Jubilee emblem unveiled

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.

CADC winter session held

Kamalanagar, 14 February, 2022: The Chakma Autonomous District Council winter session which started today concluded over a single sitting.

The sitting answered two starred and two unstarred questions all of which were put to the House Leader and Chief Executive Member, CADC Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma.

In reply to a question put by Dg. Shanti Jiban Chakma, MDC regarding revision of pay of Members of District Council as per the new CADC Member’s Salary Bill, the CEM, CADC informed that the matter will be taken up immediately after the ongoing Mizoram Assembly Session, as has been assured by the Deputy Chief Minister, Mizoram over telephone.

“Additional grant of Rs.1303.52 Lakhs has been allocated in the current financial year which is yet to be sanctioned”, the CEM stated in reply to another question by a Member.

The CEM further stated that Rs.5 lakhs has been spent for procuring school text books for distribution free of cost but did not distribute them as school had to be closed due to Covid-19.

In response to another question, it was affirmed that CADC would be celebrating completion of 50 years of formation of CADC while giving some details of preparation undertaken like installation of statue of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, publication of a souvenir, display of hoardings, etc.

Dg. Buddhalila Chakma, MDC elected as new Chairman, CADC

Kamalanagar, 29 December, 2021: Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, Member of District Council, Chakma Autonomous District Council was today elected as the new Chairman of CADC in a session summoned for the purpose. He was the only Member who has filed nomination for the election notified on 23rd Dec. 2021 and was declared elected uncontested by the Deputy Chairman, Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma who presided today’s Session.

The election for the new Chairman has been necessitated following tender of resignation by Dg. Mohan Chakma, MDC from the post on 22nd Nov., 2021.

For Dg. Buddhalila Chakma it is his second stint as Chairman, CADC during this current term of the District Council. Earlier, he has held the post from May, 2018 to January, 2019.

Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma addressing the House upon being elected as Chairman assured to maintain neutrality expected of the office of Chairman while discharging his duty as Chairman.

Notification summoning all Members for election of new Chairman

The Deputy Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council is pleased to summon all the Members of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council on 28/12/2021 and 29/12/2021 to attend the schedules accordingly and elect the new Chairman of the Chakma Autonomous District Council.