The Hailakandi district of Assam administration is in a state of preparedness for smooth holding of panchayat elections 2018.
Meanwhile, the administration has constituted various cells with an officer in charge manning the cell being assisted by officers and staff. The officer in charge will be solely responsible for proper functioning of the cell and keep close liaison with the other cells. Minimum staff will be engaged in each cell so that normal office work is not hampered.
The officer in charge will prepare specific action plan of their respective cells and submit the same to the Panchayat Election Branch on or before March 7 positively, the order states.
The cells that have been constituted are panchayat election (general) cell, personnel, transport, material, ballot paper and EDC/postal ballot paper cell, model code of conduct and expenditure monitoring cell, observer cell, media and publicity cell, construction cell and refreshment cell.
A 24×7 control room with dedicated telephone numbers will function till the election process is over. The administration is gearing up to educate voters on how to cast vote through awareness campaigns in all block headquarters and gaon panchayat offices across the district.