The Chakma Autonomous District Council was placed under the Governor's rule from 4th July 2017. The Deputy Commissioner of Lawngtlai was appointed its Caretaker.
The Chakma Autonomous District Council is an autonomous council for ethnic Chakma people, formed under the sixth schedule to the Constitution of India on April 29, 1972. The Council exercises legislative, executive and judiciary powers over allotted departments within the territory of CADC.
With an area of 1500 square kilometers, CADC shares international boundaries with Bangladesh and Myanmar and has a population of 40,265 which roughly constitutes just one third of the total ethnic Chakma population in Mizoram.
The CADC is headquartered at Kamalanagar and is headed by the Chief Executive Member (CEM) and Executive Members (EMs). The Council has a total of 24 Members of District Council (MDCs), out of which 20 are elected members and the other 4 being nominated members.
The incumbent Chairman of the Chakma Autonomous District Council assumed office after the resignation of the previous Chairman.