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Paid Holiday For Govt Employees On Polling Day

Paid Holiday For Govt Employees On Polling Day

Kohima, October 29 (NEx): The Government of Nagaland has notified that paid holiday will be granted to all employees in the area of the constituencies, including those electors working outside the constituencies in order to enable them to participate and exercise their franchise.

In addition to that, it also said that all establishments including Government Offices and Shops shall remain closed in the area falling under the said constituencies on the day of poll, informed a DIPR report.

However, this shall not apply to any electors whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he/she is engaged.

This is in accordance to Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and in view of the Bye-Election for 14-Southern Angami-I (ST) AC and 60- Pungro Kiphire (ST) AC in the State of Nagaland on November 03, 2020 (Tuesday), the notification said.