Madurai

College Principals told to ensure voting by students

Collector M. Pallavi Baldev on Wednesday appealed to college principals to ensure that students, above 18 years of age, exercised their franchise on April 18.

Addressing principals from the district, she said that staff members

designated for poll duty would receive fresh applications from eligible persons on March 21 and 22. Eligible students from Theni and other districts should fill the appropriate forms for inclusion in the voter list. After due verification, the names would be included in the voter list. As for those from other districts, steps would be taken to get their names incorporated in the lists appropriately.

The District Election Officer also wanted the college principals to create awareness of the need to cast the votes. District Revenue Officer S. Kandasamy, Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency, B. Thilagavathi and others participated.

Ms. Pallavi Baldev told reporters that a special helpline, ‘1950,’ was functioning in the Collectorate as district contact centre. Apart from this, public could also call toll-free line 1800 425 6821 and use c-VIGIL app in their mobile phones to send photos/videos of any issues related to election to enable swift action. The app can be downloaded from Google Play store.

Also, she explained the features of the election control room. All vehicles deployed on poll duty fitted with GPS could be monitored from the control room round-the-clock.

Dindigul

Collector T.G. Vinay inspected the control room functioning at the Collectorate on Wednesday. The technical support staff explained the features of the facility, a press release said.

On the second day, there was no nomination filed for both Dindigul and Theni Lok Sabha constituencies, officials said.

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