Government of Tamil Nadu has declared public holidays on October 17th and 19th October, 2011 being the polling dates for City corporations and other areas respectively.
The Tamil Nadu Local Body Election has been scheduled in two phases. The first phase of the polling areas, which are under the Corporation are is scheduled on 17th October and for the other areas on 19th October, 2011.
Orders are expected from the State Government to be announced on the day of polling as a Public Holiday for Government and Private employees under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
The paid holiday may be declared on the actual date of poll, it will be applicable only in the areas where the election/bye-election is taking place.
In accordance with the instructions of the Election Commission, “commercial and Industrial establishments and shops to which the public holidays under the Negotiable Instruments Act do not apply, it is suggested that the State Government should direct their Labour Commissioners to issue instructions to Commercial and Industrial establishments in the private sector to declare a paid holiday for their workers on the day or days of the poll”.