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.
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, 29 April, 2022: Chakma Autonomous District Council today kicked off the celebration of 50 years of CADC’s existence with an inaugural programme organized at Kamalanagar Halipad. Pu Lalrinliana Sailo, Hon’ble Speaker, Mizoram graced the occasion as Chief Guest who arrived from Aizawl this morning accompanied by Pu Lalrinawma, Commissioner & Secretary, Mizoram Legislative Assembly and Pu R. Vanlalsawta, Joint Secretary, District Council & Minority Affairs Department.
Distinguished guests Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, Dg. Nihar Kanti Chakma, MLA, West Tuipui Assembly Constituency, Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma, MLA, Tuichawng Assembly Constituency, Dg. Buddhalila Chakma, Chairman, CADC have attended the programme.
The celebration started with chanting of prayers by Bhikkhus and release of gas balloon for peace by the Chief Guest. In tribute candles were lighted before the framed photographs of pioneers of CADC autonomy movement and Dgb. Jyotsna Chakma, Member, CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee offered condolences to all the deceased councilors.
The programme showcased the varied aspects of tradition Jhumma life of the Chakmas performed by the Young Chakma Association and Chakma Mahila Samiti in collaboration with Art & Culture Department, CADC which included the different stages of Jhum cultivation, fishing, spinning of thread from cotton and weaving, dragging of a country boat over a shallow rapid and marriage rituals.
The programme also showcased cultural items presented by Chakma Mahila Samiti, Cheraw dance by residents of Saizawh (W) and traditional dance Dailo by the Bru community.
Pu Lalrinliana Sailo speaking recalled how the venue of the programme, the Kamalanagar Helipad was once not like this but had three hillocks which were flattened to form a flat piece of land in which he took part while urging the three main communities living in CADC to live and mingle in harmony like the three hillocks.
He urged the YCA to work for the progress and development of CADC and to stand guard to check corruption and ensure proper utilization of developmental fund. He donated Rs.50,000 and Rs.40,000 to the Young Chakma Association and Chakma Mahila Samiti respectively in recognition of their social service.
The CEM, CADC while speaking of the great sacrifice and pain endured by the pioneers of CADC autonomy movement narrated in detail how the leaders like Dg. Kristo Mohan Chakma, Dg. Hari Kristo Chakma, Dg. Gaur Nitai Chakma, Dg. Baneshwar Chakma and Dg. Atul Chandra Chakma maintained a sustained demand for autonomy for the Chakmas of Mizoram through constitutional means by making trip after trip to Shillong and Guwahati despite the wretched condition of the Chakma community then.
“It is our duty that we make ourselves worthy of the great sacrifice made and the legacy left upon us”, he emphasized.
“The Chakma Autonomous District Council has restored partially the Chakmas their right to self-determination which was once enjoyed by them prior to the British subjugating the Chakma king by treachery”, he stated while adding, “None of us should harbour even by a trace that any favour has been done on us by having been granted the autonomy in the form of CADC, as such thinking can take toll upon our morale and dignity”.
He further added, “It is our natural right and all princely states existing during the time of India’s Independence were granted the choice for self-determination”. The programme can be viewed here.
The celebration will continue in the evening with a cultural programme scheduled.
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.
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.
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.
Kamalanagar, 06 December, 2021: A meeting attended by Member of Chakma District Council, head of departments, CADC and representatives of Central Young Chakma Association, Chakma Mahila Samilti, Mizoram Chakma Student Union, Mizoram Buddhist Association, Chakma District Employee Association, Chakma District Pensioners Association, TARUM was held under the chairmanship of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, CADC in the conference hall of CADC Rest House, Kamalanagar to discuss the celebration of CADC Golden Jubilee. CADC constituted on 29th April 1972 will complete 50 years on 29th April next year.
The meeting was held on 4th Dec., 2021 and was convened by Legislative Department, CADC.
The meeting constituted a committee for management of celebration of the occasion which has been named as CADC Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee (1972-2022). The Chairman of CADC will be the Chairman of the Committee.
Besides, three sub-committees were formed each for publication of a Souvenir, a photo album and installation of statues.
An advisory committee with Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC, Dr. B.D. Chakma, MLA, Mizoram, Dg. Nirupam Chakma, former Minister, Mizoram, Dg. Alak Bikash Chakma, former MLA, Mizoram and Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, EM, CADC as member was also formed.
The Golden Jubilee celebration will be held through the year with the opening and closing ceremony to be organised at Kamalanagar. In between celebration programmes will also be organised at the three sub-headquarters – Borapansury, Longpuighat and Parva.
The Celebration Commitee will chalk out the events to feature the Golden Jubilee Celebration.
Installation of life size statues of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and pioneers of CADC, planting of 5 Lakhs saplings throughout CADC during the Jubilee year, erection of CADC welcome gates at three entry points, setting up of Chakma model village, etc. were some of the proposals that emerged in the meeting for inclusion to mark the ocassion.
Kamalanagar, 16 November, 2021: Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, Member of District Council, Chakma Autonomous District Council was elected today as the new Deputy Chairman in an election held today in the CADC Session Hall. He was the lone contestant to file nomination for the post and was declared elected uncontested.
The post of the Deputy Chairman has been lying vacant since Dg. Anil Kanti Chakma, MDC resigned from the post on 4/10/2021.
Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma was elected to the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council from 14-Longpuighat MDC constituency.
The Chairman before dismissing the Session read out the notification of the Governor dated 1st October 2021 setting aside the order of the Chairman, CADC issued on 20th September, 2021 to disqualify Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, then an MDC, now the Chief Executive Member, CADC for a period of 5 years while expressing deep regret for the action so taken without any merit and offered apology for the unnecessary harm so caused. He has attributed the cause for such an unwarranted move to a situation triggered by the then political crisis.