Public holidays for PRI poll on Sept 29, Oct 1

Tribune News Service

Shimla, September 15

Public holidays have been declared on September 29 and October 1 for phase-I and II elections to panchayati raj institutions, respectively, in Udaipur, Keylong and Kaza subdivisions of Lahaul amp; Spiti and Pangi subdivision of Chamba district, a spokesperson for the government said here.

All government offices, boards, corporations, educational institutions and industrial establishments in Himachal and shops will remain closed on the said dates in these areas. He said this would also be a paid holiday for daily wage employees within the meaning of Section 25 of Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

The spokesperson said a special casual leave could be given to those employees who are working in other places in the state but have a right to vote in above concerned institutions on the production of certificate from the presiding officer concerned that the employee has cast his vote.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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