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Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll in Assembly Constituencies of West Bengal and Odisha

No.12/3/ 2016-JCA
Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi-110001.
Dated : 20th September, 2021


Subject: Conduct of adjourned poll in 03 Assembly Constituencies of West Bengal and Odisha and Bye-election in 159-Bhabanipur Assembly of West Bengal – Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that by the Election Commission of India, vide their letter No. 78/2021-EPS/ 969-Spl., Dated 07.09.2021, has announced schedule for the election in 03 Assembly Constituencies, namely, 56-Samserganj (AC), 58-Jangipur (AC), 110-Pipli (AC) and bye election in 159-Bhabanipur (AC) Assembly Constituency in West Bengal. The schedule of Poll is as follow.

S. No. State Number Name of Legislative Assembly Date of Poll Day
1. West Bengal 56-Samserganj  (AC) 30.09.2021 Thursday
2. West Bengal 58-Jangipur (AC) 30.09.2021 Thursday
3. Odisha 110-Pipli (AC) 30.09.2021 Thursday
4. West Bengal 159-Bhabanipur (AC) 30.09.2021 Thursday

2. In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines, have been issued by this Department, vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA, dated 10.10.2001, regarding closure of Central Government Offices and grant of paid holiday on the date of election. A copy of the same is available on website www.persmin.nic.in. Accordingly, all the Central Government Offices and the Central Industrial Establishments, located in the relevant constituencies shall remain closed on the date of Poll. The employees concern shall be granted paid holiday on the date of Poll to enable them to exercise their right to vote.

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

4. Hindi version will follow.

(S.P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

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