Election holiday to employees on the day of poll at 5 States

Election holiday to employees on the day of poll

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 1st February, 2017


Subject: General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, 2017 – Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of the States of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, to be held during the months, of February and March, 2017, the guidelines, issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/ 14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001, may be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices, including Industrial establishments in the above mentioned States the relevant portion of the OM as referred to above are reproduced here.

(i) The relevant organizations shall remain closed in the notified areas where general elections to the State Legislative Assembly are concerned scheduled to be conducted;

(ii)In connection with bye-election to Lok Sabha/ State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of a constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization/ Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general/ bye-election.

2. The employees detailed on election duty may also be permitted to remain away from their normal duties on polling day(s) as also on the days required for performing journeys which might be undertaken in order to perform such election duty

3. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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1 thought on “Election holiday to employees on the day of poll at 5 States”

  1. sir,
    Most important is that retired persons should get medical fecility in their nearby area. pathology facilities are 20kilometer far from home places. Earlier it was in 4-5 kilometer range. If a sick person is moving 20 kilometer away from his or her place he or she will suffer more diseases. What is the benefit of life long package. Kindly consider our challenges.

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