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Posted at: May 16, 2018, 2:07 AM; last updated: May 16, 2018, 2:07 AM (IST)

Holiday on May 28 due to poll

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 15

District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma said as per the direction of the ECI, a holiday has been declared on the day of voting (May 28) for the Shahkot Assembly constituency bypoll under the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881.

He said every person employed in any business trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote in elections to the Legislative Assembly of a state would be granted a holiday within the jurisdiction of Jalandhar district.

He said no deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of the holiday having been granted.

Sharma further said all the electors who are employees of establishments and shops, including those which work on a shift basis, shall be granted a paid holiday on the day of poll in the constituency where the elections were to be held.

He also clarified that in the cases where a person was ordinarily a resident of the constituency and registered as an elector, may be serving/employed in an industrial undertaking or an establishment located outside the constituency having a general/bye-election, even those electors including casual workers outside the constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday extended under the Section 135B (1) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The day wage/casual workers are also entitled for a holiday and wages on poll day as provided in Section 135B of the R.P. Act, 1951.


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