A Kamalanagar or Chawngte based Chakma Unity and Development Organisation (CUDO) on Friday levelled maladministration and ‘nepotism and cronyism’ slurs on the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) government.

The Chakma Autonomous District Council is headed by Chief Executive Member (CEM) Durjya Dhan Chakma of Mizo National Front (MNF).

The organisation also threatened to stage a protest rally against the alleged nepotism and maladministration if the government remain adamant.

A statement issued by the organisation said that the CEM has allegedly illegally awarded numerous jobs to the kith and kin of the ruling council members in various categories of posts, and undue promotion to their relatives, who are employed under the council despite a huge financial deficit.

Central Young Chakma Association president Jyotirmoy and CMCSU president Jagadish, who once demanded a free and fair recruitment rule during the erstwhile Congress regime, are now tight-lipped on the issue as they too involved in the alleged job scam, the statement said.

The organisation claimed the majority of the educated Chakma youths were strongly against the prevailing malpractice as they have been deprived of opportunities to be employed on the basis of their talents.

“CUDO feels that the role of educated youths must be given importance in any governance without which the progress of any society or region is not possible.”

“That’s why, with the roaring voice of the youths, CUDO will hit the road in protest against such illegal appointment of jobs if no rectifying measures are taken in due course of time,” the statement signed by the organisation president Doymoy Daveng Chakma said.

Earlier on June 5, a total of members of the 12 Council from the ruling MNF had urged Durjya Dhan Chakma to relinquish the CEM office on moral ground for losing majority support.

The members also earlier urged Mizoram Governor Haribabu Kambhampati to summon a meeting to pave way for the immediate removal of Durjya Dhan Chakma.

They accused the CEM of offering numerous appointments to different persons for different posts without official procedure.

“If he continues to sit in the post of CEM any longer there will be a serious violation of financial and other rules of the CADC,” the members said in their petition to the Mizoram Governor.

In view of the alleged favouritism, the CUDO also on Friday urged the Governor to intervene in the matter in order to establish a stable government in the larger interest of the people.

Durjya Dhan Chakma and other leaders could not be contacted on the matter.


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