Grant of Paid Holiday to Central Government Employees During Elections on May 10, 2023

Employees granted paid holiday on polling day, May 10, 2023 for Karnataka and other state elections

F. No. 12/1/2022-JCA 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training) 
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated: 21st April, 2023


Subject: General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2023 and conduct of Bye —Elections to 1(one) Parliamentary Constituency of Punjab and 3 (Three) Legislative Assemblies of Odisha and Uttar Pradesh and 1 adjourned poll in Meghalaya-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 letter No. 781EPS/2023/5549-5551 dated 31st March 2023 and No. 78/EPS/2023 dated 31st March 2023, General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2023 and conduct of Bye-elections to 1 (One) Parliamentary Constituency of Punjab and 3 (three) Legislative Assemblies of Odisha and Uttar Pradesh and 1 (one) adjourned poll in Meghalaya are scheduled to be held as under:

Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2023

S. No.Name of StateDate of PollDay
1.Karnataka (Ali 224 ACs)10.05.2023Wednesday

Schedule for Bye-Elections to 1(one) Parliamentary Constituent’ of Punjab and 3  (three) Legislative Assemblies of Odisha and Uttar Pradesh and 1 (one) adjourned poll  in Meghalaya 

Name of StateParliamentary/Assembly Constituencies No. & NameDate of PollDay
Punjab04-Jalandhar (SC) PC10.05.2023Wednesday
Odisha07- Jharsuguda AC10.05.2023Wednesday
Uttar Pradesh395-Chhanbey (SC) AC10.05.2023Wednesday
Uttar Pradesh34-Suar AC10.05.2023Wednesday
Meghalaya23-Sohiong (ST) AC10.05.2023Wednesday

2.      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 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 Constituency and bye election to the Parliamentary Constituency & State Legislative Assemblies 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.

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