Durjya Dhan Chakma of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) was sworn in as the 21st Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC).
Lawngtlai district additional deputy commissioner Marilyn Rual Zakhumthangi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Durjya during a swearing-in ceremony held at the council rest house in Kamalanagar.
Durjya replaced Rasik Mohan Chakma, who resigned on voluntary grounds on March 29 to pave way for the former.
Durjya Dhan announced four members to be inducted to the new executive committee: Hiranand Tongchangya, Bhuban Kumar Chakma, Uday Tongchangya and Sanjiv Chakma. Altogether, there are seven executive members in the council.
Durjya Dhan Chakma was appointed as the new CEM on Monday by state governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai following the resignation tendered by Rasik Mohan.
The resignation of Rasik Mohan came two days after the council chairman H. Amaresh Chakma was removed from his post in a no-confidence motion during the recently concluded budget session.
Durjya Dhan Chakma is the third to be appointed as CEM in the present council.
He successfully contested the council poll held in April 2018 on an MNF ticket from the Kamalanagar North constituency. The CADC General Election held in 2018 with the MNF ticket and was elected from 5-Kamalanagar (N).
Speaking at the swearing-in function, he said that it shall be his responsibility to attend to issues that concern the community at large to the best of his capacity.
He has appealed for the cooperation of political leaders irrespective of political affiliation, community NGO leaders, intellectuals and thinkers in his mission for the development of the CADC.
While emphasising education to be his priority, he urged the teacher’s community for their dedication and support to produce high-quality citizens.