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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bangladesh: Meeting of the Task Force held in Khagrachari, CHT

Submitted by PCJSS

On 5 October 2009 meeting of the Task Force on Rehabilitation of Returnee Jumma Refugees and Internally Displace Persons was held at Khagrachari circuit house.Presided over by Chairman of Task Force Mr. Jatindra Lal Tripura, MP from Khagrachari constituency, the meeting was attended by following members of the Task Force-
  1. Mr. Ruithy Karbari, Chairman of Khagrachari Hill District Council
  2. Mr. Aung Prue Mro, Representative of the Chairman of Bandarban Hill District Council
  3. Mr. Brishaketu Chakma, Representative of the Chairman of Rangamati Hill District Council
  4. Mr. Santoshita Chakma Bakul, Representative of Jumma returnee refugees
  5. Major Lokman, Representative of GOC of 24th Infantry Division, Chittagong Cantonment
  6. Mr. N A N Siddique, Member-Secretary of Task Force and Commissioner of Chittagong division
  7. Mr. S M Shafi, Member of Task Force and Representative of Bengali community.
Due to unavoidable reason, representative of the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) was absent. No representative from CHT Affairs Ministry attended the meeting. Concerned government officials including Deputy Commissioner of Khagrachari district and ADC of Rangamati and Bandarban district were also present in the meeting.This meeting was an initial meeting of the newly reconstituted Task Force. There was no specific agenda item of the meeting for discussion. However, the agenda items of next meeting of the Task Force were decided. The agenda items were (1) to determine the process of identification and inclusion of actual internal displaced families; (2) 20-points package facilities; (3) holding of Task Force monthly meeting; (4) field level visit and staffing and funding of the Task Force.As per decision to hold meeting of Task Force monthly, the next meeting is scheduled to hold in the month of November 2009.

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