Holiday for Election / Polling Day - April 13, 2011
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Holiday for Election / Polling Day - April 13, 2011

rvanand1 Started The Discussion:

Hi,

Am aware that the Day of Election has to be a paid holiday per the Act. My question to you is, we are a company into KPO with Daily Deliverables to clients across the globe. In this situation, is there an option to run the shift during the polling time to meet the client's deliverables.

smartshiva05 - Member Since: May 2007
hi,

It s holiday with wages, The election commissioner declared. That news has come in the hindu news on 06.04.2011, page 4. As well as G.O. also there.

Anything else reg. pls email to

V. Balaji - Member Since: Jul 2009
This is long pending debate whether a holiday is required on the day of election. In my opinion, it is absolutely waste of time to have a whole day to be declared as holiday.

In our earlier organization, we used to give two hours permission during that day. Employees have option to come 2 hours late in the morning or go 2 hours early in the evening hours. They can even go in the middle of the day too.

Why can't Government think to have this election on Sunday otherwise.
Balaji

Antony.prakash01 - Member Since: May 2010
Come on Balaji

Its about choosing a leader or a group to decide our lifestyle for the next few years
their policies plans orders would definitely make a hell lot of difference

Having a day off would help to avoid unnecessary mis use of voting opportunity
to give an example my colleague came to work in Bangalore and went to vote at 4 pm and found someone has already used his chance. lets avoid this type of issues and vote.

saswatabanerjee - Member Since: Oct 2010
The election day is not a declared holiday.
If you have alternate information, I would appreciate a link to the notification.
In any case, its not a national holiday so you can work on that day.

The law requires you to allow employees to cast their vote. Polling booths start at 7am. Anyone who needs to vote can do so at that time. We allow anyone who has voted (mark on finger required) to come in late by up to 2 hours.

supriyacbanerji - Member Since: Jul 2009
Dear All,

Leave policy and declaration as Holiday is completely depends on the nature of Business too... Those who are working in Emergency service sector do they follow the Govt.'s declared full day /paid holiday ???? No... its like that in such sector employees can get relaxation and they should join after casting the vote... This is rule as per HR Norms..

Thanks

Supriya
HR - Manager
Energy Sector



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hi,

It s holiday with wages, The election commissioner declared. That news has come in the hindu news on 06.04.2011, page 4. As well as G.O. also there.

Anything else reg. pls email to

V. Balaji - Member Since: Jul 2009
Dear Antony

Yes, it is everyone's responsibility to select their leader. And it is the responsibility of the every citizen of India to cast their vote.

But, someone goes at 4.00 o' clock and finds his vote is already made, means this is system failure. We have no fool-proof system to check the voter is the authentic person. There is no gurantee in the current system even if you declare holiday that your vote has not been cast by someone.

It is a matter of paid leave declared for IPL and nothing more.
Balaji

mohanms007@gmail.com - Member Since: Oct 2008
Dear All, Please find the attached Scan copy of Declared holiday on April 13th 2011.This is for your reference. Warm Regards, Mohan.M.S


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beauty_babu@yahoo.co.in - Member Since: Jul 2008
Dear Friends,

Government has declared April 13th as paid holiday. The labor department has announced to all the employers to declare a paid holiday on poll day as per section 135B of the Representation of People's Act. The same has been published in Hindu paper on April 06, 2011 - Page No : 4. Herewith am attaching the GO for your reference. However working on Election day is bit risky but again i see many companies who continue working.


- Babu



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renuka rose - Member Since: Apr 2009
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Originally Posted by rvanand1 View Post
Hi,

Am aware that the Day of Election has to be a paid holiday per the Act. My question to you is, we are a company into KPO with Daily Deliverables to clients across the globe. In this situation, is there an option to run the shift during the polling time to meet the client's deliverables.
Being a Paid Holiday, you are allowed to engage employees as per your need to work on that day. they can avail the leave on some other day as compensation. Also, they should be given permission for an hour or so, to cast their votes.

Renuka



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