Newly elected members of local bodies assume charge


Councillor wearing PPE kit arrives for swearing-in-ceremony at Thiruvananthapuram corporation| Photo: G Binulal

Kochi: The swearing-in ceremony of the elected members of the local self-government bodies in the state are in progress. The elected members to three-tier panchayats and municipalities took the oath first in the function that started at 10 am. The swearing-in of elected members to Corporations started by 11.30 am.

The District Collectors administered the oath to the senior-most member of the lot. The function is being held as per Covid protocol. After taking oath the first meeting of the elected members will be held.

The selection of chairpersons and deputy chairpersons will be held on December 28 and 30.

The swearing-in ceremony in 8 local self-government bodies where the term of the present administration ends after December 20, will be held on December 22, December 26, January 16 and February 1.

Wayanad District Collector Dr Adeela Abdullah, who is in quarantine, arrived for the ceremony wearing PPE kit. Though she tested negative, PPE was donned as a precautionary measure.

All members who are Covid positive or in quarantine were asked to arrive wearing PPE.

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Councillor wearing PPE kit arrives for swearing-in-ceremony at Thiruvananthapuram corporation| Photo: G Binulal

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