He convened a meeting with the CEO's of IT/ITES companies and state government officials to discuss the election day and clarifications regarding the operations of IT companies on the day at Cyberabad Police Commissionerate here.
"But I told them we will issue orders declaring December 7 as paid holiday in the entire state including IT industry.
That is a directive of the Election Commission and that is not negotiable," he said.
The IT companies would have to work out a "via-media" solution for employees to vote, he said adding critical work does not suffer.
To a query, he said the Income Tax department had seized Rs 51 lakh from the residence of a relative of P Narender Reddy, TRS candidate contesting from Kodangal.
Kumar said the I-T department was investigating the matter.
The app helps voters search for EPIC ( Electoral Photo Id card) number and name of the polling station, route to reach polling station, nearest station or bus stop and request for pick up if the voter is a PwD ( persons with disabilities) voter.
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