Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) is one of the three Autonomous District Councils within Mizoram state of Union India. Primarily, an autonomous administrative government meant for the Mara people living in the state. 

 

It is situated in the southern tip of Mizoram state bordering Myanmar. Its autonomy was established under Articles 244(2) and 275(1) of Sixth Scheduled to the Constitution of India and carved out from the erstwhile Pawi-Lakher Regional Council on 29 May 1971 and separated the next year as Lakher Autonomous District Council, and renamed it to current name in 1988. It covers 1445 square kilometres.

The government has jurisdiction over land administration, administration of justice, and limited legislative powers, and a few other local powers. 

The latest election of MADC had been held in May 2017, with an Indian National Congress gained a majority by securing 17 seats out of total 25. A new government by Congress was formed thereafter. The current Chief Executive Member (CEM) is Shri N. Zakhai, a veteran politician from Amôbyuh Constituency. The Chairman is Shri H. Sahlo from Meisavaih Constituency.

Links:

1. A Brief History of Maraland

2List of 11th Term MDCs

3. List of Member of Executive Committee -11th Term