Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council

Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council

Khumulwng] The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council ("TTAADC") is an independent council administering the tribal areas of the state of Tripura, India. Its council and assembly are situated in Khumulwng, a town 26 km away from Agartala, the state capital.

In the 2005 elections to the TTAADC the Left Front won 24 seats out of the 28 elected seats and the National Socialist Party of Tripura four. The Left Front and NSPT had contested within the framework of an electoral understanding. []

Formation of TTAADC

Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) Act 1979 was passed by the Indian parliament after a series of democratic movements launched by the Indigenous people of Tripura, under the provision of the 7th scheduled of the Indian constitution. The principle objective behind setting up the Autonomous District Council is to empower the Indigenous people to govern themselves and also to bring all round developments of the backward people so as to protect and preserve their culture, customs and traditions. But it actually came into being from 18 January 1982 and later it was upgraded under the provision of the 6th schedule to the Indian constitution with effect from the 1 April 1985 by the 49th amendment to the Constitution of India.

Total area

The total area of the TTAADC is 7,132.56 km²., which covers about 68% of the total area (10,491 km²) of the state.

About 70% of land under TTAADC is covered by hilly forest, where as all the plain cultivable land including all the districts and sub-divisional headquarters are outside the preview of TTAADC.


Total population of 2,757,205 of the State (as per 1991 census) the total population of Scheduled Tribes is 853,920 (30.95%), out of which about 679,720 (79.59%) population are within the TTAADC area.

The total population of Tripura was 3,191,168 according to 2001 census.

Council of TTAADC

The TTAADC is governed by a council which has 30 members. Out of 30 members, 28 members are elected through adult suffrage while 2 members are nominated by the Governor of Tripura. Out of 28 elected seats, 25 are reserved for Scheduled Tribes.

Executive Committee

TTAADC has a regular administrative structure. Executive committee comprising of 9 + 1 = 10 members and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the head of the administration.

Power of District Council

Under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council is vested with two types of Powers. These are 1. Legislative Powers and 2. Executive Powers.

The Legislative powers

The Legislative Department of the District Council is headed by the Chairman who summons the meeting of the Council time to time in connection with approval of budget, discussion on bills, rules and regulations submitted by the treasury bench and passing of the same thereof.

The Council consists of 30 members out of which 28 members are elected by adult franchise and 2 members are nominated by the Governor of Tripura.

The Chairman has his own Secretariat headed by the Secretary to the District Council.

The Executive powers

The Executive Powers are vested with the Executive Committee, which is headed by the Chief Executive Member who is elected from among the Treasury Bench members.

The Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India provides ample powers to the District Council for self-Governance of the tribal population of the state. The District Council has its own powers to appoint its own staff in terms of requirement and appointment rules. The council administration is headed by the Chief Executive Officer and a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of TCS Grade-I and 6 Executive Officers, such as Administration, Finance, Rural Development, Planning, Development and Coordination etc.

There are different departments headed by a Principal Officer as the departmental head. The departments are
# Agriculture
# Animal Husbandry
# Health and Family Welfare
# Industry
# Land Records and Settlement
# Law
# Publicity
# Science & Technology
# Welfare and
# Education etc.The Public Works Department is manned by the Superintending Engineer with 4 Executive Engineers and other field staffs. The Department has also its own set up in the field.

The development programme of the Council are presently implemented by the Zonal Development Officers and 37 Sub-Zonal Development Officers within the TTAADC areas.

ome facts on TTAADC

* Village Development Committees: 527.
* Revenue villages: 526.
* Primary Schools: 1340.
* Senior Basic Schools: 421.
* English Medium Schools: 5.
* School Inspectorates: 17.
* Social Education Centres: 474.
* Executive Engineers (PWD), division offices: 4.
* Zonal Development Offices: 4.
* Sub-Zonal Development Offices: 32.
* No. of Tehsils: 151.
* No. of Blocks: 17.
* No. of primary markets: 195.
* No. of regulated markets: 10.
* No. of industrial training centres: 40.

Rural Development Blocks within TTAADC

West Tripura district
* Hezamara
* Jampuijola
* Mandwi
* Mungiakami
* Padmabil
* Tulashikhor

North Tripura district
* Damcherra
* Jampui Hill
* Pecharthal
* Dasda

South Tripura district
* Ompinagar
* Killa
* Korbuk
* Rupaichhori

Dhalai district
* Chhawmanu
* Manu
* Dumburnagar
* Salema
* Ambassa

Departmental Heads

For calls from out of Tripura add (0381) and for calls from out of India add (+910381).

Departmental heads of other offices at Khumulwng

ee also

* Tripuri
* Tripuri Dances
* Kokborok

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