Autonomous District Council

Autonomous District Council

News: To provide a solution for the ethnic conflict in Manipur, the state government has proposed to grant greater autonomy to the existing hill councils.

• Unlike other states, Manipur ADCs do not come under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. They are separate administrative entities with dependence on the state legislature.
• Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Assam have ADCs.

What are Autonomous District Councils?
• Sixth Schedule of Indian Constitution contains special provisions for ADCs, to provide an opportunity for self-governance to tribal people, protect their identity, culture and land, and usher in development in remote regions.
• Article 244 - It provides for the formation of autonomous administrative divisions — Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) — that have some legislative, judicial, and administrative autonomy within a state.

What are the Governor’s functions vis-à-vis ADC’s?
• The governor is empowered to organise and reorganise the autonomous districts.
• The governor can appoint a commission to examine and report on any matter relating to the administration of the autonomous districts or regions.
• The Governor may dissolve a district or regional council on the recommendation of the commission.

How is administration carried out according to Sixth schedule?
• Membership - Each autonomous district has a district council consisting of 30 members (4 nominated by the Governor and 26 are elected).
• Tenure - Elected Members hold office for Five years.
• Nominated Members - Hold office during the pleasure of the Governor.
• Regional Council - Each autonomous region has a separate regional council.
• The Acts of Parliament or the State Legislature do not apply to autonomous districts and autonomous regions or apply with specified modifications and exceptions. 

DICS Branches

Our Branches

DICS Ahmedabad


(Head Office)

Address : 506, 3rd EYE THREE (III), Opp. Induben Khakhrawala, Girish Cold Drink Cross Road, CG Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380009.

Mobile : 8469231587 / 9586028957

Telephone : 079-40098991



Address: A-306, The Landmark, Urjanagar-1, Opp. Spicy Street, Kudasan – Por Road, Kudasan, Gandhinagar – 382421

Mobile : 9723832444 / 9723932444


DICS Vadodara


Address: 2nd Floor, 9 Shivali Society, L&T Circle, opp. Ratri Bazar, Karelibaugh, Vadodara, 390018

Mobile : 9725692037 / 9725692054


DICS Surat


Address: 403, Raj Victoria, Opp. Pal Walkway, Near Galaxy Circle, Pal, Surat-394510

Mobile : 8401031583 / 8401031587


DICS New Delhi

New Delhi(In Association with Edge IAS)

Address: 57/17, 2nd Floor, Old Rajinder Nagar Market, Bada Bazaar Marg, Delhi-60

Mobile : 9104830862 / 9104830865