Kamalanagar, June 22, 2023: The CADC Emergency Budget Session for the fiscal year 2023-24 for an amount of Rs. 24,176.24 lakhs which was tabled on June 19 was discussed and passed today by 17 members voting in favour while one member Dg. Nirupam Chakma opposed and walked out of the session and another member Dg. Doymoy Daveng Chakma abstained.
Earlier, the Supplementary Demand for Grants, 2022-23 & Re-appropriation of Local Receipts Fund, 2022-23 were discussed and unanimously passed with all the members voting in favour. The Demand for Grants, 2023-24 which was also discussed and passed with 16 members voting in favour while one member opposed and another abstained from voting.
Dg. Nirupam Chakma speaking expressed that the process of passing of budget in the house is not as per Rule 126 (1) of the CADC (CCB etc.) Rules, 2002 as amended from time to time and Para 13 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India. He emphasized that the Executive Committee of CADC should pressure the State Government to implement such rule as enshrined in the Sixth Schedule.
Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, CEM, CADC and Leader of the House in his reply said that several representations have already been submitted to the State Government as well as the Central Government to implement Para 13 of the Sixth Schedule but to no avail. “The present form of passing of budget in the house has been followed from the beginning”, he added.