Collector M. Mathaivanan inaugurated an election cell on the Collectorate premises on Monday for the smooth conduct of civic body polls coming up later this year. Official sources said the cell would function under the direct supervision of the Collector and have personal assistant (elections) to the Collector, block development officer (elections), an election assistant and a computer assistant to carry out the day-to-day works.

The designation of duties at the zonal level would be carried out once the dates of polls were announced.

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