By SK.Vyas :
Chandigarh, April 23, 2019: Haryana Government has notified May 12, 2019 (Sunday), the day of the poll for a general election to Lok Sabha of Haryana, as a paid holiday for its employees who are enrolled as voters in the state, to enable them to exercise their franchise. Such employees can avail special casual leave, paid, on that day.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the holiday would be observed under section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881 and section 135-B of Representation of the People Act in all Haryana government offices, boards and corporations and educational institutes in respect of those staff of the state government who are registered voters in Haryana.
He said that it was also notified that employees of various factories, shops and private establishments located in Haryana, who are registered voters of State, can take paid leave under Section 135-B of the Representation of the People Act for the similar purpose.
As well as, May 12, 2019 (Sunday), would be considered as Close Day (Holiday) for all shops and commercial establishments falling in the state under the second provision of subsection (1) of section 10 of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 (Punjab Act 15 of 1958), he added.