Makaibari for the past hundred and fifty years has weathered many upheavals due to the strength of this fusion. The continuity, experienced independence with the departure of the British and arrival of Indian proprietors, the militancy of the Marxist unions of the seventies, the demand for Gorkhaland, its tumultuous impact on the tea industry caused by indefinite curfews, finally to its current calmer political orientation.
The Makaibari Joint Body was a fallout of the seven village councils. These have handled for over a century the well-being of their respective villages. In crisis times the estate management was approached for help, when an issue was beyond their control.