Jalandhar, April 17, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
To enable the employees working in the shops, business and industrial houses and other commercial establishments of Jalandhar to exercise their franchise in the ensuing general elections, a paid holiday has been declared on the day of voting (May 19).
District Election Officer-Cum-Deputy Commissioner Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma said as per the directions of Election Commission Of India (ECI), a holiday has been declared on the day of voting (May 19) for under section 135-B of Representation of the People Act 1951.
He said that said that no deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of a holiday having been granted.
The daily wager/casual workers are also entitled for a holiday and wages on poll day as provided to them.