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Dear All, Please suggest me if every Corporates are allowing Holiday for Election (30.04.2009). Regards, Supriya
Posted 21st April 2009 From India, Mumbai
Yes.. a directive from the Election Commission and resp State Government states that all poll days have to be declared as paid holidays.
Posted 21st April 2009 From India, Bangalore
Hi Supriya,

Ya all corporates are allowing holiday for Election. This was the circular that i have sent to my employees.

Dear XXX,

As you are aware General Elections and State Legislative Elections in 2009 are round the corner. Since every citizen should cast their valuable vote, holiday has been declared by our company, based on the day of polling, as announced by Election Commission. A circular is attached herewith with the scheduled holiday dates.

CIRCULAR
In view of the General Elections to be held in India for State Legislative Assembly and Parliament, holiday has been declared for our Operations in different States
on dates given below to enable XXX to cast their vote.

Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad) - 16-April-2009
Karnataka (Bangalore) - 23-April-2009
Maharastra (Mumbai) - 30-April-2009
Gujarat (Ahmedabad) - 30-April-2009
Tamilnadu (Chennai) - 13-May- 2009
XXX, exercising your franchise is right vested in us under the constitution of our great country. You are hereby requested to ensure that you cast your vote during the parliamentary elections.


Posted 21st April 2009 From India, Madras
dear it has to be declared paid holiday.i am attaching notification issued by election commission of india. tks j s malik
Posted 21st April 2009 From India, Delhi
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When it is declared as paid holiday, maximum comapnies have declared compansatory working day, I think it is not the good sign. Som
Posted 22nd April 2009 From India, Bangalore
Thanks Mr.Malik for the notification......most of the companies are not aware about this...and many of them have kept the offices open on the Election day !
Posted 22nd April 2009 From India, Mumbai
Supriya,

Government may declare Holidays applicable to the Public Sectore and Government Sector only. But private sector this Government Circular is not applicable hence you have to abide by the relaxing time to cast vote.

Abraham
Posted 22nd April 2009 From Saudi Arabia
In Maharashtra, the Labour Commissioners have issued notifications making it mandatory for all companies registered under Shops and Establishments Act to declare a paid holiday on election days. Hence it is NOT only government and PSU organizations that have to declare a holiday for elections.
Posted 22nd April 2009 From India, Mumbai
Dear Ravi,

I faced this situation in my first job.

Your employer will ask you a question why you declared Holiday? Because is not authorised holidays if he come to know that other industries and organizations were working on election day with some time relaxation to cast vote you will be in soup.

Abraham
Posted 22nd April 2009 From Saudi Arabia
This means all Hotel, Restaurents and Shops and Offices will remain closed is amezing and abnormal..........

This notification shall be carefully read before you implement holiday because you will witness that all shops and hotels are functioning normaly.....


Abraham


Posted 22nd April 2009 From Saudi Arabia
Dear Mr Abraham,

Yes, ALL Shops and Establishments registered under Shops and Establishments ARE expected to be closed on election days. They have been given permission to shift the weekly closing day to the day of election. Moreover, they are free to open for business after the scheduled hours for voting are over. If somebody willingly flouts the orders, it is their choice. But YOU, as an HR professional, is expected to be aware of the law. And if YOU want to please your bosses by giving them the wrong advice, it is your choice.
Posted 22nd April 2009 From India, Mumbai
Dear All,

Now it is upto the Government & Election Commission of India to implement their instructions & section 135-B of Representation of Peoples Act.

Regards,
R.N.Khola
Sr. Associate
Skylark Associates, Gurgaon (Haryana)
(Labour Law & Legal Consultants)
09810405361

Posted 22nd April 2009 From India, Delhi
K.Ravi 
You need to give holiday because not giving holiday will be treated as excuse by employee to not go to vote, so please do give holiday seems most HR just please their bosses by keeping offices open 24/7 and giving pressure to employees, :-x:-x:-x


bad bad practice, pls give leave tomorrow
Posted 22nd April 2009 From India, Pune
Hi Supriya

There are lots of companies who have delcared holiday for election. However, it make sense to declare holiday for coporates only when we get notification from respective state govt. or election commission.

regards,

raghavendra
Posted 23rd April 2009 From India, Pune
Spear 
Hi all,

Pl declare holiday on election day. We at Hyderabad declared holiday as per the press note from the Election Commissioner.
Some of the organisations who have opened their offices on election day were served with a notice from the EC. Media was too enthusiastic to expose such cases. Pl take a call
Posted 23rd April 2009 From India, Hyderabad
Dear Malik Sir You have always been a source of information. Million thanks for elecetion day holiday notification. regards Puran Dangwal
Posted 23rd April 2009 From India, New Delhi
I work in Pvt. Sector and I have noticed that there is a rarely a Holiday on Election Day. Pvt. Sector plays smart they instead give the option to employees to choose the same from their Leaves or Opt for Option Leave. If not, then they allow employees either to come 2 hours late in the morning or go 2 hours early in the evening. I think this way Election Day is celebrated in Private Sector how many Circulars Govt might issue it is null and void when the same is applicable to Pvt. Sector. Casting Vote just requires 2 minutes and if there is a line then may be maximum 1 hour you would get your chance so why waste the full day and making it a compulsory off as per logic given in Pvt. Sector make sense also.......Ultimately you guys choose what you want for your company.....We are working on the Day and Employee can decide but if work is there he can come late by 2 hours a short leave after casting his vote and work...
Posted 23rd April 2009 From United Kingdom
Ours is private limited company:HR consultancy. we are not given holiday on voting day. its half working day for us. :(
Posted 23rd April 2009 From India, Bangalore
Dear All, Mr. Abraham view is right. Now its up to us to declared full holiday or allow them to cast their vote. Thanks Arun Gupta
Posted 23rd April 2009 From India, Delhi
Hi Supriya,

This is with reference to your query regarding the Election Day.
For your ready reference please find attached herewith section 135 B of the Representation of the Peoples Act. By virtue of the same you shall have to declare a holiday on the Election Day.

As per the circular issued by Chief Labour Commissioner it has been declared as mandatory public holiday under Bombay Shop & Establishment act due to Lok-Sabha elections. For this also i have attached the PDF. Please go through it.


Thanks & Regards,
Jyo
Posted 23rd April 2009 From India, Pune
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Dear Sir,

Thanks for sharing such an informative knowledge, and it will be great if you can please let us knew if a people is localite of some other place and working with us in Kolkata then according to the rules he should be allowed to go for 2 days leave i.e for local election and day and also for election in Kolkata.

Thanks and regards,
Amrita
Posted 23rd April 2009
in kerala, what we have done in our company is we declared a holiday with wages, and since we are health care industry, we adjusted our work shedule to cast the votes and those who worked on the day are given a compensatory off also
Posted 23rd April 2009 From India, Kollam
akuswk 
ours is a group of pvt. companies in gujarat employing close to 800 employees.. there is no holiday given on 30th april, wht to do?

abraham can u please elaborate on relaxation time..

our lunch timings are from 1.30 to 2.00 and also a lot of employees are from nearby cities.. wht about them?
Posted 23rd April 2009 From India, Mumbai
Dear

You may contact/inform the Election Commissional of India/ District Collector of the area regarding clarification/enforcement of section 135 B of the Representation of Peoples Act.

Regards,
R.N.Khola
Sr. Associate
Skylark Associates, Gurgaon (Haryana)
(Labour Law & Legal Consultants)
09810405361

Posted 23rd April 2009 From India, Delhi
Dear Of course. Regards, R.N.Khola Sr. Associate Skylark Associates, Gurgaon (Haryana) (Labour Law & Legal Consultants) 09810405361
Posted 24th April 2009 From India, Delhi
This "Of Course" is written against the query of Mr. Bhrdwaj Utpal of Delhi.
This is just for clarification.

Regards,
R.N.Khola
Sr. Associate
Skylark Associates, Gurgaon (Haryana)
(Labour Law & Legal Consultants)
09810405361
Posted 24th April 2009 From India, Delhi
Is there leave for those who are outsider and not going to cast their vote on 30.04.09.
Dear All,

Please suggest me if every Corporates are allowing Holiday for Election (30.04.2009).

Regards,
Supriya[/QUOTE]
Posted 29th April 2009 From India
dear Malik Sir,
My company is engineering company & I have discuss with our Director for this circular of Ellection For Paid Holiday.But director told me that we are going with section no.135 B.(4) of representative of people act,1951. It is possible to we are continue work on that day under this section.please suggest me wt can i do

Best regards,
Vishal Yadav.
Posted 11th October 2009 From India, Pune
dear vishal you read the section and you will get the answer .it is paid holiday. regards js malik
Posted 11th October 2009 From India, Delhi
Dear Malik Sir,
Sorry Sir,for we have mentioned wrong section,We will need information for continue my work with under section 135-B (4).The represention of people act,1951.If no,Which industry covered under this section.please guide me.

B.R.
Vishal.
Posted 12th October 2009 From India, Pune



 
 
 
 







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