The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions in India has issued an office memorandum granting paid holidays to employees on the day of the general election for the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, which is scheduled to take place in 2023. The Election Commission of India informed the ministry of the election schedule and the ministry has reiterated the guidelines issued in 2001 regarding the closure of central government offices and the granting of paid holidays to employees. The employees will be granted paid holidays to enable them to exercise their right to vote. The instructions have been brought to the notice of all concerned.
Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll
F. No. 12/1/2022-JCA-Part1
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 03rd February, 2023
Subject: General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, 2023 – Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll- regarding
The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India, vide their Press Note No. 78/EPS/2023 dated 18.01.2023, General Election for Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, scheduled to be held as under :-
Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura: –
|S. No.||Name of State||Date of Poll||Day|
|1||Tripura (all 60 ACs)||16th February, 2023||Thursday|
|2||Meghalaya and Nagaland|
(all 60 ACs of both the States)
|27th February, 2023||Monday|
- In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines have been issued by this Department, vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA, dated 10.10.2001, regarding closure of Central Government Offices and grant of paid holiday to all concerned, including the daily wage/casual workers, on the date of general-election. It is reiterated that all the Central Government Offices and the Central Industrial Establishments, shall remain closed in the notified areas, where general election to the State Legislative Assembly Constituencies are to be conducted, on the date of Poll. The employees concern shall be granted paid holiday on the date of Poll to enable them to exercise their right to vote.
- The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.
- Hindi version will follow.
(Sitansu Mohan Routray)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India