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PAID HOLIDAY DECLARED ON MAY 19 FOR LOK-SABHA POLLS

PAID HOLIDAY DECLARED ON MAY 19 FOR LOK-SABHA POLLS

By SK.Vyas

Jalandhar, April 17, 2019:   To enable the employees working in the shops, business and industrial houses and other commercial establishments of Jalandhar to exercise their franchise in the ensuing general elections,  a paid holiday has been declared on the day of voting (May 19).

District Election Officer-Cum-Deputy Commissioner Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma said as per the directions of Election Commission Of India (ECI), a holiday has been declared on the day of voting (May 19) for under section 135-B of Representation of the People Act 1951.

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

The daily wager/casual workers are also entitled to a holiday and wages on poll day as provided to them.