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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.[1]


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, whereas 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

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry
  3. Health and Family Welfare
  4. Industry
  5. Land Records and Settlement
  6. Law
  7. Publicity
  8. Science & Technology
  9. Welfare and
  10. 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.

Some facts on TTAADC

Tripuri children in traditional attire.
  • 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

Name Designation Office Residence
Dr. P. Debnath Principal Officer, Agriculture Department
Dr. K.K.Majumder Principal Officer, ARD Department 2346520 2361476
Mr. Chamak Debbarma Principal Officer, Co-operative Department
Mr. Krishnadhan Debbarma Principal Officer, Education Department 2346549 2243324
Mr. A.D.Debbarma Depurity Principal Officer, Education 2346547
Mr. J. Debbarma Deputy Principal Officer, Social Education 2346549 2321498
Mr. Binoy Debbarma Senior Linguistic Officer
Mr. Abani Debbarma Principal Officer, Fishery Department 2346520 2311474
Mr. A.Debbarma Principal Officer, Forest, Science & Technology Dept. 2346548
Dr.N.Debbarma Principal Officer, Health Department 2346520 2305138
Mr. K.K.Debbarma Principal Officer, Industry Department 2346548
Mr.Biswajit Sinha Dy. Principal Officer, Industry Department 2313672
Mr. M.Debbarma, TCS Principal Officer, LRS Department
Mr. Bamdeb Majumder, TJS Principal Officer, Law Department 2346422, 2347236 2319418
Er. R.R Reang Superintending Engineer, P.W. Department 2346421 2353254
Er. JC Majumder TA to Superintending Engineer
Er. M.K.Das Executive Engineer, Planning
Er. S.Sarkar Assistant Engineer, Planning
Mr. S. Debbarma Principal Officer, ICAT Department 2347235
Mr. R. Debbarma Senior Cultural Organizer, TCP & YP
Mr. S.K.Chakma, TCS Principal Officer, Tribal Welfare Department 2346439 2320917

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

Departmental heads of other offices at Khumulwng

Name Designation Office Residence
Er. S.Debbarma Executive Engineer, West Division 2346698 2328537, 2313611
Er. S.Debbarma Assistant Engineer, Radhapur Sub-Division
Er. D.Debbarma Assistant Engineer, West District Sub-Division
Dr. A.Debbarma Assistant Engineer, Water Resource
Er. D.Bhattacharjee Assistant Engineer, Electrical 2346698
Er. S.R.Debbarma Assistant Engineer, Power
Mr. S.Debbarma, TCS Zonal Development Officer 2346246 9436128249
Mr. K. Debbarma Chief Social Education Organizer, West 2346881 2313229
Mr. C. Debbarma Sub-Zonal Development Officer, Khumulwng 2346735 9436128249
Mr. P. C. Debbarma Inspector Schools, TTAADC, Khumulwng 2347091 2314871
Kherembai Hospital, Khumulwng 2346149
Khumulwng Out Post 2346-280
Tripura Gramin Bank, Khumulwng Branch 2346-121

See also

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