MNF leader Durjya Dhan Chakma sworn-in as district council CEM

    Aizawl, Apr 6 (PTI) Durjya Dhan Chakma of the ruling
Mizo National Front (MNF) was sworn in as the 21st Chief
Executive Member (CEM) of the Chakma Autonomous District
Council (CADC) of Mizoram on Tuesday.
    Lawngtlai district Additional Deputy Commissioner
Marilyn Rual Zakhumthangi administered the oath of office and
secrecy to Chakma at a programme held in Kamalanagar where the
CADC is headquartered.
The CADC, an autonomous council for ethnic Chakma
people of the state, was formed under the Sixth Schedule of
the Constitution in 1972. Headed by the CEM, the Council
exercises legislative, executive and judiciary power over
allotted departments within its territory.
    Durjya Dhan Chakma was appointed as the new CEM on
Monday by state Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai following the
resignation of Rasik Mohan Chakma on March 29.
    The resignation of Rasik Mohan Chakma came two days
after the council's chairman H Amaresh Chakma was removed from
his post in a no-confidence motion during the recently
concluded budget session. PTI COR

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