Election Holiday 2024 : Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with General Elections to Lak Sabha 2024 and Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim

DoPT has issued instruction regarding Election Holiday 2024 to all Departments for Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with General Elections to Lak Sabha 2024 and Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim

n connection with bye-election to 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

Election Holiday 2024

F. No. 12/1/2022-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA) Section

2nd Floor, ‘B’ Wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market New Delhi, the 5th April, 2024.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with General Elections to Lak Sabha 2024 and General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim and Bye- elections to fill the clear vacancies in Assembly Constituencies of various States- Grant of Phase- wise Paid Holiday – regarding

Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with General Elections to Lak Sabha 2024

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2024 and General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim and Bye – elections to fill the clear vacancies in Assembly Constituencies of various States scheduled to be held during April-June, 2024, the following guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10th October, 2001, have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the States:-

(i) The relevant offices/organizations shall remain closed on the day of poll in the notified areas where general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be conducted.

(ii) In connection with bye-election to 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 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 above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

(Parveen Jargar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

  1. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India.
  2. UPSC/CVC/C&AG/PM’s Office/Lok Sabha Secretariat/Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ President’s Secretariat/Vice President’s Secretariat/ Supreme Court/High Court/ Central Administrative Tribunal.
  3. All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions/MHA
  4. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi.
  5. Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM), Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions.
  6. Chairman/Secretary, Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in all the States.
  7. Chief Secretary, all the State Governments/UTs.
  8. Election Commission of India, New Delhi.
  9. National Commission for Scheduled Castes/National Commission for Scheduled Tribes/National Commission for Minorities

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