Punjab

EC ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY IN PUNJAB ON MAY 19 AND HOLDDAY FOR POLL DUTY OFFICERS ON MAY 20

May 14, 2019 06:21 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced a holiday on May 19, 2019 in view of the Parliamentary Constituency election in Punjab to facilitate the voters to exercise their franchise to vote.

Disclosing this here today, Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab Dr. S. Karuna Raju said that as per the provisions of Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and instructions issued by the ECI, the employers of Industrial Establishments, Commercial Establishments, Shops and Establishments can have a paid holiday on the date of polling in Punjab on May 19.

Meanwhile The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced a holiday on May 20, 2019 for Presiding and Polling Officers. Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab Dr. S. Karuna Raju said that as per ECI order the Presiding/Polling Officers will not be treated as absent from their normal duty, If they do not report for their duty on their normal duties on next day of polling day.  

 

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