State Government has declared a gazetted holiday on 21st October, 2019 (Monday), which is poll day, for the registered voters of 18- Dharamshala & 55- Pachhad (SC) Assembly constituencies on account of bye- election. A notification to this regard has been issued here yesterday.
The gazetted holiday will be applicable to all such Government offices Boards, Corporations, Educational Institutions and Industrial Establishments situated in Himachal Pradesh to exercise their right of franchise. The above holiday will also be a special paid holiday under Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
This will be a paid holiday to the daily waged employees and also within the meaning of section 25 of Negotiation Instruments Act, 1881.
It is, clarified that above special casual leave/special paid holiday may be given to those employees who are working in different places in the state but have a right to vote in the other Vidhan Sabha Constituencies, only on the production of certificate of the concerned Presiding Officer that the employee has actually cast his/ her vote.