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Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma sworn-in as CEM of CADC

Kamalanagar, May 25, 2023: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, elected MDC of 1-Borapansury I MDC Constituency was sworn-in today as the Chief Executive Member of the Chakma Autonomous District Council at CADC Art & Culture Hall, Kamalanagar amidst huge gathering of people representing different sections of the society. Councilors, officials of CADC, former leaders, representatives from political parties and NGOs attended the programme. Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma, MLA, Mizoram was also present.

On 22nd May the Hon’ble Governor of Mizoram Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati had appointed the leader of MNF Legislature Party Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma as the CEM of CADC. Dg. Abraham Beirazi Khithie, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai administered the oath of office and secrecy.
Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma expressed his happiness and gratitude to the State Election Commission for conducting the election smoothly although an unfortunate incident marred the otherwise smooth election.

Emphasizing the importance of 11th CADC, he recalled the celebration of CADC Golden Jubilee and said that the newly constituted District Council marked the entry of CADC into another fifty years. He remarked that the outcome of the recently concluded election was a strong message to the political leaders by the public. Two-thirds of the members of the previous term could not get themselves re-elected. This signifies the desire of the people for good governance and that they are willing to change their representatives if they do not perform. He welcomed the new members to work for the welfare of the people and fulfill the aspirations of the people they represent.

He mentioned that a MNF government is a symbol of good governance, development and responsive to the aspirations of the people. Hence, “the first priority of his government shall be good and inclusive governance”.

Another positive development, he mentioned was the election of Dg. Nirupam Chakma, former Minister & MLA into CADC as a member of the district council. He is the senior most politician and a source of vast experience in the field. His experience shall be a boon for CADC if it could be utilized effectively.

51st CADC Day observed; ES, CADC appeals for contribution for development of CADC

Kamalanagar, April 29, 2023: The 51st CADC Day was observed today in the premises of CADC Secretariat. Dg. Gana Chandra Chakma, Education Officer (P/S) who is in charge Executive Secretary, Chakma Autonomous District Council hoisted the National and CADC Flag followed by the chorus singing of the CADC anthem to mark the occasion.

Dg. Gana Chandra Chakma, in his speech, remembered with gratitude and honour all the founder leaders of CADC like Dg. Kristo Mohan Chakma, Dg. Atul Chandra Chakma, Dg. Hari Kristo Chakma, Dg. Mideya Chakma, Dg. Baneshwar Chakma and Dg. Gaur Nitai Chakma who were instrumental in getting a separate Autonomous Council for the Chakmas of Mizoram out of Pawi-Lakher Regional Council.

He also stressed that there are numerous others who had contributed to the creation of Chakma Autonomous District Council from the beginning but remained unsung due to lack of proper documentation and records.

“People from all sections of the Chakma Society including public, employees and religious leaders have contributed in securing the Council. They had a dream of having their own land in the form of Autonomous Council. To preserve language, culture and for all-round development of the Chakmas, they felt the need for a land of their own,” he added.

During the interim period of the first Executive Committee of the Chakma Regional Council in 1972, the then employees along with the leaders of the Council took the onus upon themselves to transform the Council towards the path of all-round development.

He appealed to all the Heads of Departments, Officers, Employees and others serving under Chakma Autonomous District Council to participate in fulfilling the dream envisaged by the founders of CADC.

Now, the remarkable transformation of CADC can be observed how much it has developed in the last 50 years and hence, we all have the role to play toward its development.

Governor’s Rule imposed in CADC

In excercise of the discretionary powers conferred by Para 16(2) read with Para 20BB of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India, the Governor of Mizoram is pleased to assume all functions or powers vested in or exercisable by the Chakma Autonomous District Council vide the Govt. of Mizoram Notification No.A.43016/3/2018-DC&MA(C)/232 dated Aizawl, the 16th December 2022.

Closing Ceremony of CADC Golden Jubilee begins, Dg Robert Romawia Royte graces the program as chief guest

Kamalanagar, 20 December, 2022: Chakma Autonomous District Council today kicked off the celebration of Golden Jubilee closing ceremony organized at CADC Secretariat Complex and Kamalanagar Halipad. Dg Robert Romawia Royte, Hon’ble Minister of State i/c Sports & Youth Services graced the occasion as Chief Guest who arrived from Aizawl this morning accompanied by Dr. Lalrozama, IAS, SYS Deptt. & District Council & Minority Affairs Deptt.; Er James Lalramnghaka, AE, MSSC; Dg R. Lalhnuna, PAC Member MNF Fen. Hqrs.; Dg H. Lalrinawma, President, Aizawl East-II Block.

Distinguished guests Dg. Nihar Kanti Chakma, MLA, West Tuipui Assembly Constituency, Dg Suhash Chakma, Founder, Chakma Development Foundation of India; Dg Devjan Chakma, TPS (Retd.), Rejyo Karbari, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad; Dg Shanti Bikash Chakma, Rejyo Kabideng, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad, Dg. Nirmal Chakma, Ehjal Karbari, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad; Dg. Madhu Sudhan Chakma, Member, Advisory Board, Tripura Rejypo Chakma Samajik Parishad have attended the programme.

Unveiling the CADC Golden Jubilee Memorial Pillar at CADC Secretariat Complex by Dg Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Chairman, Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee recalled Dr. B.R. Ambedkar because of whose initiative the tribal community are safe under the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India. He paid tribute to the Founders of the Chakma Autonomous District Council and thanked the employees of CADC for their one-day pay contribution towards the celebration of closing ceremony of CADC Golden Jubilee.

At the main venue, the celebration started with chanting of prayers for peace by Bhikkhus, followed by Message of Gratitude to the Founders of the Chakma Autonomous District Council by Dgb. Jyotsna Chakma, DCSWO, CADC and Member, CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee, 2022.

The programme showcased the varied aspects of the Chakmas performed by the students from various Schools and Chakma Mahila Samiti in collaboration with Art & Culture Department, CADC which included the demonstration on Unity in Diversity by the Students of Vijoygiri Academy, dance performance by the Students of KMM Comprehensive Middle School.

The programme also showcased cultural items presented by Chakma Mahila Samiti and Arts & Culture Department, CADC.

Dg Robert Romawia Royte while speaking expressed greetings and warm wishes to the people of Chakma Autonomous District Council on the occasion of celebration of 50th anniversary of the Chakma Autonomous District Council.

He shared his experiences working with the people of CADC before becoming a Minister. Due to his efforts, various private schools with North Eastern Council Funds were constructed at Kamalanagar. He implored the leaders of Chakma Autonomous District Council to work for the people and development of CADC as it aged 50 years now. He hailed Dr B.R. Ambedkar for his contribution towards strengthening the Constitution for the safeguard of the tribal minority under the Sixth Schedule.

He appealed the leaders of CADC to work in co-operation with the machinery of State as it plays a crucial role in implementing various functions including Administrative, Legislative and Financial support to the Chakma Autonomous District Council as the duo share the same budget.

Highlighting various developmental works undertaken by the various State Departments in CADC area informed that the Power & Electricity Line from Lungsen to Kamalanagar shall be completed by his next visit in January next year. Construction of all-weather road from Kamalanagar to Borapansury at the cost of Rs 43.81 crores shall begin soon, internal roads at Borapansury, Longpuighat and Kamalanagar at the cost of Rs 1.5 crores, 1 crore and 2.5 crores respectively, IT and Skill Development Centre at Govt. Kamalanagar College in collaboration with NEILIT for various courses in Information & Communication Technology. He also informed that Volleyball Court at Kamalanagar at the cost of 30 Lakhs shall be constructed soon among others.

Earlier today, he inaugurated the Astro Turf Football Ground at Kamalanagar which is the only Football Ground in CADC area. The project is funded under PMJVK at a cost of Rs.532.50 Lakhs which includes site preparation, security fencing, concrete paver block footpath around the ground.

The Chairman, CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee while speaking introduced and welcomed the guests and dignitaries who came from New Delhi, Tripura, Aizawl and various places outside CADC. He thanked the Media Personnel who came from distant places to join the program.

The celebration will continue in the evening and the next day as per schedule.

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.

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.

Governor holds meeting with the 3 ADCs; discusses about infrastructure projects

Aizawl, 4 October, 2022: His Excellency the Governor of Mizoram Shri Hari Babu Kambhampati on Tuesday convened a high-level meeting to discuss issues pertaining to the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) at Raj Bhavan. In the meeting, Dg Buddha Lila Chakma, CEM, CADC represented the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) while V. Zirsanga, CEM, LADC and K. Chhihrau, ES, MADC represented Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) and Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) respectively.

During the meeting, the issues ranging from Timely and Correct preparation of Accounts, Enhancement of Salary & Allowances of Chief Executive Member, Executive Members, Members of District Council, Chairman, Dy. Chairman and Infrastructural Projects under the 3 ADCs and the difficulty faced in the recruitment of staff under ADCs were comprehensively discussed.

In the meeting, Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, CEM, CADC implored for the enhancement of non-salary component to the 3 ADCs and maintenance of the pro-rata ratio on devolution of fund  to the 3 ADCs as recommended by the 1st Mizoram Finance Commission, which is 7:9:11. He stressed that the State Govt. earmarks and allocates fund to the 3 ADCs more than 94% under salary head as Grant-in-Aid, due to which the ADCs hardly take up minor developmental works   within their respective jurisdictions. Maximum share of the remaining fund are spent for maintenance of offices, Vehicles and other administrative costs.

The Governor advised the ADCs to pump in as many projects as they could with 100% financial support from the central government. On behalf of the state government, Vanlalchhuanga, Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Dr Lalrozama, Sectretary, District Council and Minority Affairs and Lalmalsawma Pachhuau, Secretary, Planning Development attended the meeting. The CAG office was represented by L. Hangsing, Principal Accountant General and his team.

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.

Newly appointed Executive Members took oath of office and secrecy

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.