Aizawl: A Kamalanagar Chawngte based Chakma organisation has accused the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) government headed by Chief Executive Member (CEM) Durjya Dhan Chakma of Mizo National Front (MNF) of nepotism and cronyism.

The Chakma Unity and Development Organisation (CUDO) has issued a statement in which it has alleged that the CEM has illegally “awarded numerous jobs to the kith and kin of the ruling council members in various posts” and doled out undue promotion to their relatives 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 job scam, the statement said.

The Chakma organisation has claimed that the majority of the educated Chakma youths were strongly against the prevailing malpractice as they have been deprived of employment opportunities 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 youth, 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 5 June, 12 councils members from the ruling MNF had urged Durjya Dhan Chakma to relinquish the CEM office on moral grounds for losing majority support.

The members of the Chakma organisation had also earlier urged Governor Haribabu Kambhampati to summon a meeting to decide on the immediate removal of Durjya Dhan Chakma. They accused the CEM of offering numerous appointments to people without following any 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 Governor, urging him to intervene. 

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

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