Grant of paid holiday during Bye Election

Paid Holiday for Bye  Election  to  fill the  clear vacancies  in  Lok  Sabha  and  State Legislative Assemblies  of  Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar  Pradesh and Telangana

DoPT has issued an OM declaring paid holiday for the bye election.

Paid Holiday for Bye  Election

F.No.12/3/2016-JCA2

Government  of India

Ministry  of Personnel,  Public   Grievances  and   Pensions

(Department  of Personnel  & Training)

Establishment (JCA-2)  Section

North   Block, New Delhi

Dated  the 12th May,  2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:     Bye  Election  to  fill the  clear  vacancies  in  Lok  Sabha  and  State Legislative Assemblies  of  Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana – Grant of Paid Holiday -regarding

The  undersigned   is directed  to  say  that   in  connection  with  the  Bye Election to Bye election to fill the clear vacancies in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and  Telangana – Grant of Paid Holiday – to  be  held  on 16thMay, 2016, the   following guidelines, already issued  by DOPT vide OM  No.12/ 14/99-JCA  dated 10th October  2001,  which would have to be followed  for  closing of  the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the States of  Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.

(i)            The relevant  offices / organizations shall  remain  closed  in the  notified  areas  where Bye  Election  to the  State   Legislative Assemblies  scheduled to be conducted.

(ii)         In connection with  bye-elections to State  Assembly,   only such  of the employees   who are  bona-fide  voters  in the  relevant  constituency should   be granted  special  casual leave  on  the  day   of polling.     Special Casual   leave   may   also  be  granted   to  an employee  who  is ordinarily  a resident  of constituency and  registered  as  a voter but employed  in any Central Government Organization/ Industrial  Establishment  located outside  the constituency having a general/  bye-election.

2.      The  employees  detailed  on  election  duty   may  also  be  permitted   to remain    away  from their   normal duties on polling day(s) as  also  on  the days required  for performing  journeys which might be undertaken  in  order to perform such election  duty.

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

4.   This  issue with the approval  of Secretary  (P).

(G.Srinivasan)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Download DoPT OM F.No.12/3/2016-JCA2 dated 12.05.2016

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