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Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, MDC, CADC disqualified as Member of District Council

Kamalanagar, 20 September, 2021: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Member of District Council, Chakma Autonomous District Council was disqualified today of his membership as MDC by the Chairman, CADC Dg. Mohan Chakma on charges of having breached the provisions of Rule 12(1)(a) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution and Conduct of Business, etc.) Rules, 2002 and provision of Rules of Mizoram Salaries, Allowances and Pension of Members of Legislative Assembly Act, 1999.

He has been found to have drawn simultaneously salary as MDC and pension of MLA as well. The matter has been brought to the notice of the Chairman, CADC in the form of complaints by Dg. Onish Moy Chakma, MDC about a year back and recently, by five MDCs; acting upon which the Chairman issued show cause notice to Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma three days back.

The explanation submitted by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma have been found to be unsatisfactory and hence, guilty of the charges which prompted the Chairman to take this punitive measure of disqualifying him of his membership as MDC.

All benefits and privileges due to an MDC shall stand withdrawn from him due to the disqualification for a period of five years.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, MDC and Adviser To CEM, CADC served show cause notice

Kamalanagar, 17 September, 2021: Shri Mohan Chakma, the Hon’ble Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council issued a show cause notice to Rasik Mohan Chakma today in the wake of separate complaints lodged by Onishmoy Chakma, MDC and jointly by five other MDCs seeking explanation on his alleged violation of Rule 12(1)(a) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules 2002 and Section 15(5)(c) of the Mizoram Salaries, Allowances and Pension of the members of Legislative Assembly Act, 1999.

The Chairman sought clarification giving three days time on why he shall not be disqualified for allegedly violating the established rules tantamount to office of profit. Rasik Mohan Chakma was a member of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly from 2003 to 2006 till he tendered his resignation as MLA subsequent to passing of the Mizoram State Legislature Members’ (Removal of Disqualification) (Amendment) Bill 2006 which forbids MLA to simultaneously hold the position of Chief Executive Member of an Autonomous District Council.

However, Rasik Mohan Chakma was re-elected as Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council in 2018 and thereafter elected leader of the Legislature party before assuming the office of the Chief Executive Member in early 2019 till April 2020.

Councillors in their complaint letter alleged that Rasik Mohan Chakma committed offence of criminal misconduct for drawing pension of Legislator and simultaneously drawing the salaries and all other admissible allowances as the Chief Executive Member of Chakma Autonomous District Council for the period July 2019 to January 2020 which is in gross violation of the Acts & Rules mentioned earlier and entails for disqualification from membership of District Council under Rule 12(1)(a) of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business etc.) Rules, 2002.

All party and all NGO meeting on 125th Amendment Bill, 2019 of the Sixth Schedule held

Kamalanagar, 06 August, 2021: A meeting called by Chakma Autonomous District Council to discuss the 125th Amendment Bill, 2019 concerning amendment of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India was held today in the CADC conference hall chaired by Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Hon’ble CEM, CADC.

The meeting was attended by MDCs (CADC), representative of all political parties and major Chakma NGOs.

The meeting has been called to the effect of a meeting called by Mizoram Government on the same subject which is scheduled to be held in the Chief Secretary’s Conference Hall on 10th August. The meeting is to be attended by the CEMs and Executive Secretaries of all the three ADCs of Mizoram.

The meeting discussed the various amendment proposals submitted earlier by Chakma Autonomous District Council to the Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019. The amendment proposals which have not been included in the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019 were noted. The report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was also discussed.

It has been finally decided that Chakma Autonomous District Council shall stick to the amendment proposals submitted earlier and keep pursuing them with the central government.

Dg. Anil Kanti Chakma, MDC elected as Deputy Chairman, CADC

Kamalanagar, 04 June, 2021: Dg. Anil Kanti Chakma, MDC was elected today the Deputy Chairman, Chakma Autonomous District Council. The post has remained vacant since Dg. Mohesh Boran Chakma resigned from the post on 21 April this year.

He was the lone candidate who has filed nomination for election to the post yesterday and was declared elected uncontested today in a sitting of the Chakma Autonomous District Council held in its Session Hall.

Dg. Anil Kanti Chakma contested and won the CADC General Election 2018 from 4-Bajeisora MDC Constituency with BJP ticket who later joined the MNF party. This is his second term as MDC the other being the 8th CADC from 2008-2013.

Today’s election was held observing Covid-19 protocols and guidelines with prior permission from the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai.

Dg. Mohan Chakma becomes the new Chairman of CADC

Kamalanagar, 21 April, 2021: Dg. Mohan Chakma, MDC, Chakma Autonomous District Council today was declared the new Chairman, CADC elected. He has succeeded Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, the outgoing Chairman, who was removed in a no-confidence motion in the first sitting of the recently concluded Budget Session.

Dg. Mohan Chakma elected as the Chairman, CADC

Nomination filing for the election was notified for yesterday with election to be held today. However, Dg. Mohan Chakma was the lone candidate who filed nomination and was declared elected uncontested today.

The 10th CADC is his third consecutive stint as MDC who have been contesting from 20-Parva constituency since joining active politics. In the last two terms he has held the post of Executive Member, CADC.

CADC Budget, 2021-2022 passed

Kamalanagar, 16 April, 2021: Chakma Autonomous District Council Budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022 which was presented for an amount of Rs.13,483.12 Lakhs in the third sitting of the Session on 12th April was discussed and passed today. The sitting also passed the Supplementary Demand for Grants 2020-2021 and the Reappropriation of Local Receipt Fund 2020-2021.

House Leader and CEM, CADC Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma who presented the Budget said that for support to livelihood of the poor, provision for financial assistance to 666 families to take up piggery, poultry and goatary have been provided despite allocation under non-salary being not enough.

The local revenue target having fallen short by about Rs.9 lakhs in the previous year he has said that the Covid-19 pandemic with lockdown for several months have affected the target. He has expressed hope to ramp-up the revenue collection in the current fiscal year with the brick-kiln going on production mode soon.

Fund provision for improvement of the school education in the Budget have been given priority, he said.

The deficit in the Budget he said is largely due to revision of the salary of the councilors and demand for additional not being provided at the end of outgoing fiscal year. The demand for additional have been carried to the current budget which has translated into deficit.

In trying to explain the limitation of budgeting of CADC Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Vice-Chairman Planning, said that the Budget need to be prepared within the limit of fund allocated by the state government while stating that this year the budget figure has remained same as previous year. He further added that CADC can enhance its budgeting by improving the local revenue collection.

Dg. Buddha Lila Chakma, MDC proposed for inclusion of provision for financial assistance to handicapped person in the budget. He has urged the House leader to pursue the Mizoram government for uniformity in allocation of budget amount among the three ADCs of Mizoram while arguing that the size of administration is the same and population almost equal. He expressed hope in the leadership of Pu Zoramthanga that rectification will be affected if brought to his notice of the anomaly.

He further added that the number of employees of CADC is almost half of both LADC and MADC despite the administrative setup and size being identical.
The Session came to conclusion with the sitting.

CADC Budget Session, 2021-2022 adjourned indefinitely

Kamalanagar, 30 March, 2021: The second sitting of the Budget Session-2021-2022 held today was adjourned sine die after no business could be transacted due to dissolution of the Executive Committee, Chakma Autonomous District Council caused by the resignation of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma from the post of Chief Executive Member.

Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma resigned from the post of CEM yesterday following the removal of the Chairman, CADC in a no-confidence motion moved on 26th March 2021.

Dg. Mohesh Boran Chakma, Deputy Chairman was on the chair who informed the House about the resignation tendered by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma which was received and forwarded yesterday to the Governor, Mizoram.

Attributing to the circumstances so caused due to the resignation of the CEM, the Deputy Chairman adjourned the Session sine die under Rule 35(2) of the CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business, etc) Rules’ 2020 while stating that the list of business like presentation of the Budget, questions of the sitting all pertains to the House Leader.

Motion for removal of Chairman, CADC moved and passed

Kamalanagar, 26 March, 2021: Today in a turn of event in the first sitting of the CADC Budget Session, 2021 – 2022 a motion for removal of Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma from the office of Chairman was moved and all 15 elected Members present voted in favour of the motion. Dg Mohesh Boran Chakma, Deputy Chairman who conducted the proceeding of the sitting declared the Chairman removed by majority vote.

Dg. Mohan Chakma who is also an Executive Member of the present Executive Committee, CADC moved the motion. 16 elected Members out of 20 including the Deputy Chairman attended today’s sitting. Of the 15 Members who voted in favour of the motion 8 belonged to the treasury bench (MNF party) and 7 to the opposition (BJP). 4 Members from the treasury bench including the Chairman remained absent.

Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma who has contested the CADC General Election with MNF party ticket won from the 6-Kamalanagar South MDC Constituency.

The session was adjourned till next Tuesday.

Notification: Emergency Budget Session 2021-2022

Dangu H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC is pleased to summon the Members of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council to sit for Emergency Budget Session 2021-2022 to commence from 26th March (Friday) 2021 at 10:20 A.M. in the Session Hall of Chakma Autonomous District Council, Kamalanagar.

CADC Winter Session held

Kamalanagar, 05 January, 2021: The Winter Session of Chakma Autonomous District Council started today with all precautionary measures in place to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

The sitting answered seven unstarred questions and one starred question all of which were put by opposition members belonging to BJP. Some of the questions sought the list of employees regularized by the present Executive Committee, list of resident traders issued trade licences and fees charged, details of projects/schemes sanctioned by NEC, details of works and list of beneficiaries under RKVY during 2018-2021, details of beneficiary farmers and assistant amount received under AH & Vety Department during 2020-21 and detail of Local Revenues received during 2020-21.

The sitting introduced one amendment bill, one bill and a rule of Mizoram government for adoption. The CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business etc.) (Amendment) Rules’ 2020 and the Mizoram Government Employees (Counting of Past Service) Rules 2020 were introduced by Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC and CADC (Publication Board) Rules, 2020 was introduced by Dg. Lakhi Dhan Chakma, EM i/c Art & Culture, etc. The rules will be discussed and voted in the subsequent sittings.

The CADC (Constitution and Conduct of Business etc.) (Amendment) Rules’ 2020 seek to amend clause (g) of Sub-rule 2 of Rule 28 of principal Rules. If the amendment get passed and receives the assent of the Governor prior approval of the Governor will not be required to fill up created gazette officer post falling vacant due to retirement or death.

The CADC (Publication Board) Rules will facilitate for formation of a Publication Board for the first time to promote and patronize publication of books in Chakma language.

The adoption of the Mizoram Government Employees (Counting of Past Service) Rules, 2020 will fulfill the absence of any rules for CADC to regulate the condition of service of officials with prior service rendered as Work charged, Contract, Provisional or any ad hoc/officiating employees.

The session was adjourned till 8th January 2021.