The House last night passed in voice votes three bills stating the number of indigenous people to represent the respective communities in the three Chittagong Hill Tracts district councils.
Another “The Official Vehicles (Regulation of Use) Bill, 2014”, tabled by State Minister for Public Administration Ismat Ara Sadeque and annulling “The Official Vehicles (Regulation of Use) Ordinance”, was sent to the respective parliamentary standing committee for scrutiny in 90 days.
The bills say an interim district council will be formed comprising an indigenous chairman and 14 members, including two women, one indigenous and another non-indigenous, and three non-indigenous men.
The “Rangamati Hill District Council (Amendment) Bill, 2014” says the remaining members will include four from the Chakma community, two from Marma, one each from Thanchanga and Kheang, and one from Lusai and Pangkhoa.
The "Khagrachari Hill District Council (Amendment) Bill” says the remaining will comprise three members from each of Chakma, Marma and Tripura communities.
In the “Bandarban Hill District Council (Amendment) Bill”, the remaining members will comprise three from Marma, one from Chakma and Tanchangya, one each from Mro (Murang), Tripura and Chak, one from Boam, Lusai, and Pankhu, and one from Khiang and Khumi.