GHMC Commissioner and Election Authority Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy informed that Central Government has given permission for its employees to attend the office late and also to go early during office hours so as to take part in the elections to cast their vote on 2nd February.
The Election Authority said that Presiding Officers and Micro Observers have got double postings due to oversight. Therefore, he asked the employees who got double posting to perform the duties of the Presiding Officers as there are sufficient Micro Observers.
Dr. Janardhan Reddy said that so far 200,745 unauthorised hoardings, banners, posters and cutouts have been removed which include 7654 cutouts, 52,672 flexies, 60,000 banners and 81,000 posters. So far, Rs. 2.54 Crore have been seized, including Rs. 37 lakh seized on Friday in Gandhi Nagar police station limits. (INN)