Local Holiday Declared on 24.11.2015 to Institutions where Votes Counting Centres are Established

Local Holiday Declared on 24th November 2015 to Institutions where Votes Counting Centres are Established

GO.2978 Declaration of Local Holiday on 24.11.2015 (Tuesday) to Institutions where Counting Centres are established of Warangal (SC) Parliamentary Constituency of Telangana State due to Counting of votes of Bye-elections. Government Of Telangana Abstract, G.O.RT.No.2978 ,General Administration (Elections-B) Department, Dated: 09/11/2015

Subject:
Elections - Bye-elections to 15-Warangal (SC) Parliamentary Constituency of Telangana State - Polling on 21.11.2015 (Saturday) and Counting of votes on 24.11.2015 (Tuesday) - Declaration of Local Holiday - Orders - Issued.


References:
1. From the ECI, New Delhi Lr.No.78/2012/EPS/673, Dt.17.05.2012.
2. From the Secretary, Election Commission of India, New Delhi, Press Note No.ECI/PN/60/2015, dated 21.10.2015.
3. From the Secretary, Election Commission of India, New Delhi, Notification dated 28.10.2015.

Order:

1. According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India, vide reference second read above, polling for the bye-election to 15-Warangal (SC) Parliamentary Constituency of Telangana State will be held on 21.11.2015 (Saturday) and Counting of Votes on
24.11.2015 (Tuesday).

2. Hence, the State Government hereby authorize the Collector & District Magistrate, Warangal district to declare a local holiday on the day of poll i.e., on 21.11.2015 (Saturday), if there is no holiday in the area of the aforesaid Parliamentary Constituency, and if necessary on the day before the day of Poll i.e 20.11.2015 (Friday) for the Institutions where Polling Stations
/ Distribution centres are established in connection with conduct of bye-election to
15- Warangal (SC) Parliamentary Constituency of Telangana State.

The Collector & District Magistrate, Warangal district is also authorized to declare a local holiday on the day fixed for Counting i.e., on 24.11.2015 (Tuesday), if necessary, for the Institutions where Counting Centres are established. On local holidays, the Treasuries and Sub-Treasuries in the District will, however, function.

3. Government also direct, that,

(i) The Labour, Employment Training & Factories Department shall declare a paid holiday in the area of 15-Warangal (SC) Parliamentary Constituency of Telangana State on the day of poll i.e. 21.11.2015 (Saturday), if there is no holiday under the A.P. Factories and Establishments Act, 1974 (A.P. Act No.32/1974) and A.P. Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 read with the provisions laid down in Section 135-B of the R.P. Act, 1951 so as to enable the workers to exercise their franchise. Regarding the Industrial Undertakings / Establishments which are working on shift basis, it is clarified that a holiday may be declared only for the shift during which the poll is to be taken (from 7.00 AM to 5.00 PM), in view of the clarification issued by the Election Commission of India, in its letter No.78/99/PLN-1, Dt:06.04.1999.

(ii)The Commissioner of Labour, Telangana State, Hyderabad shall declare a closed holiday in the area of 15-Warangal (SC) Parliamentary Constituency of Telangana State on the day of poll i.e. 21.11.2015 (Saturday), if there is no holiday under the A.P. Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 (Act 20/1988) read with provisions laid down in Section 135-B (4) of R.P. Act, 1951, so as to enable the electors working in such shops, establishments to exercise their franchise;

(iii) All Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees and other Local Bodies and every University established by Central Provincial or State Act located in 15-Warangal (SC) Parliamentary Constituency area shall also observe local holidays to be declared by the Collector & District Magistrate, Warangal district, as authorized by the Government, on the day of poll i.e., on 21.11.2015 (Saturday) in the area of 15-Warangal (SC) Parliamentary Constituency of Telangana State.

4. The Government also direct that, as clarified by the Election Commission of India vide its letter first read above, in the case of employees who are ordinarily resident in the area of 15-Warangal (SC) Parliamentary Constituency of Telangana State, where poll is on 21.11.2015 (Saturday), but having the place of work outside the Constituency area, those electors including casual workers working outside the Constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday extended under the Section 135B(1) of the Representation of the People Act,
1951, although his/her office does not happen to be closed on that particular day. The daily wage/casual workers are also entitled for a holiday and wages on poll day as provided in Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.


G.O.RT.No.2978 Local Holiday Declared on 24.11.2015 to Institutions where Votes Counting Centres are Established
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