Ranu Langthasa appointed as first woman chairperson of NCHAC in Assam

Jun 14, 2016 12:24 IST

Ranu Langthasa was unanimously appointed as the chairperson of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) in Assam on 13 June 2016.

With this, she also became the first women chairperson to be appointed to the post since the formation of Autonomous Council in 1950s.

The North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC)

• The NC Hills Autonomous Council can be described as a state in miniature having all the paraphernalia of a Government like Legislative, Executive and Judiciary.

• On the 29 April 1952, the Dima Hasao District Council came into being as an autonomous body under the provision of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

• It has full autonomy to legislate and administer the subjects like land, revenue, primary education, customary laws etc. assigned to it under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

• The Deputy Commissioner runs the Civil Administration including the law and order is the head of the District.

• Initially the District Council got on the saddle of autonomy with 12 elected members, 4 nominated members and a Secretary; with the provision of Chief Executive Member and its 2 Executive Members. 

Before turning up to be North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council, the Doima Hasao district was a part of Dimasa Kingdom. The kingdom extended at the time (before the British occupation) up to the whole area of Cachar District, the present Karbi Anglong District, a major portion of Nagaon District and parts of Nagaland including Dimapur right upto Nichu Guard on Dimapur-Kohima Road.

The Dimasa Kingdom was annexed to the British Empire under the Doctrine of Lapse on the 15 August 1832 after the assassination of last Dimasa king Maharaja Govinda Chandra Narayan in 1830.

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