Dear All, Please suggest me if every Corporates are allowing Holiday for Election (30.04.2009). Regards, Supriya
21st April 2009 From India, Mumbai

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Yes.. a directive from the Election Commission and resp State Government states that all poll days have to be declared as paid holidays.
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.


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
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
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 !
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
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.
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
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

22nd April 2009 From Saudi Arabia

 

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