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  • N C Hills Autonomous Council creates history by distributing pension to the former council members

    Published on January 26, 2021

    by Anup Biswas

    Haflong: The North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council created a history for the first time in the history of council by taking the decision to give pension to the former Council Members starting from April, 2020. 

    On the occasion of 72nd R Day, pensions were  distributed in a glitering ceremony at district library auditorium by the present CEM, Debolal Gorlosa, Chairperson, Ranu Langthasa, MLA, B B Hagjer, Executive Members and Members of Autonomous council.

    The resolution was adopted during the executive committee meeting of NCHAC on 10th November, 2020 after which the bill was passed in the last council Assembly. The bill was adopted for providing a monthly pension to Ex-Chairman, Ex-CEM and Ex-MACs, if the person has not been receiving pension other than old age pension schemes of the government or salary from any public sector offices across India. According to the notification one official car with driver will also be given to a full termed Ex-CEM of the council. 

    According to the bill, the monthly pension at the rate of fifty percent of the existing per month gross salary or shall be according to changes in gross salary of the chairman, CEM and MACs of NCHAC that will be paid to ex-Chairman, Ex- CEMs and others Ex-MACs of the council respectively in retrospective effect from 1st of April, 2020 with an additional amount of Rs. 1000 for every additional term they served in council.  

    In case if the pensioner is dead, the widow or the widower of the same will be paid monthly pension for life which will be half of the admissible pension amount of the pensioner provided they are not salaried or pensioner of any public sector offices. 

    Total 103 former members since 1952 are found eligible for this pension who will receive their admissible amount to their respective accounts as provided to the Council Legislative Department. 

    The programme was responded with a good attendance by the former members such as Tianga Nampui, Obasting Pacchaon, Depolal Hojai, Pramila Hojai, Lodigumbe Jeme, wife of Lt. D Hojai, Niranjan Hojai, Mohit Hojai and many others.