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Labour Law Gazette Notifications

Released Date: 18th Dec, 2020


Grant Of Paid Holiday For Employees Eligible To Vote In Karnataka Panchayat Elections

The State Election Commission of Karnataka has notified 22nd December, 2020 and 27th December, 2020 as the dates on which Gram Panchayats Election in 30 Districts for 5762 Panchayats Bodies in the State of Karnataka is scheduled to be held. Now, the Government of Karnataka has issued the notification No.CASE/41HHL2020 wherein it has been directed that all Government Offices, Schools and colleges both Government as well as private, aided or unaided, offices of the Central Government, Nationalized and other banks and Central/State Government Factories and other Industrial Establishments and those in co-operative sector and all commercial and Industrial Establishments in private sector shall grant paid holiday to their employees who are eligible to vote on the date of polling in the area in accordance with Rule 114 of the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Election procedure Rules 1993 read with Sec.135-B of the Representation of People Act, 1951. The Notification also stipulates that the above directions will not be applicable to the employees who are involved in essential services and they should be given time off to enable them to exercise their franchise if they are eligible to vote in the respective Panchayat. Therefore Employers of Factories /Industrial Establishments in Karnataka are highly advised to comply with these directions issued by the Government of Karnataka and to declare paid Holiday on the above-mentioned dates to their workers who are registered voters in the said Gram Panchayats Election to the Panchayats Bodies in the State of Karnataka. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 22nd Dec, 2020

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