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Dear All,
Can you please share what step your HR / Company has taken on the day of Election in Delhi (4th Dec 2013) for the employees so that they can exercise their right to vote. Is a holiday will be declared on that day and later on a weekend it will be compensated by working or it will taken as a half day or some other facility will be extended to the employee.
Also if someone resides in Delhi but has his/her office in NCR what facility their employer is extending to them in this context.
Thanks
HR Pro
25th November 2013 From India, New Delhi
On election day, holidays shall be declared as per Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 and it may be compensated by declaring working day on any other weekly holidays. pon
25th November 2013 From India, Lucknow
In our organization, we have already taken out a circular declaring that the organization will remain close on 04-12-2013 on account of Election. No holiday or weekly off will be compensated by it.
25th November 2013 From India, Delhi
#Anonymous
Hi,
Refer to Section 135B and Section 135B(1) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
You can also refer to People entitled to holiday on voting day, poll panel tells states | NDTV.com.
26th November 2013 From India, Kolkata
Dear HR PRO21,
I am attaching an Extract from Page 51 of the Compendium of Instructions on Conduct of Elections – 2009; Instruction No 19. This was issued by The Election Commission for the Elections in 2009 in regard to giving a paid holiday on the day of polling.
These rules require that every registered voter should be given a paid holiday so that he / she is able to exercise his / her franchise.
It is likely that similar instructions would have been issued for the polls scheduled for Delhi for polling to be held on 4th December 2013.
regards
Raju Bhatnagar
27th November 2013 From India, Bangalore

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Dear All :
Already the relevant provisions under applicable law have been shared on this site.
What is more important is to note what each State Govt notifies \'thru their gazettes/ notifications on this matter.
In Mumbai, for the past many years - the State Notification asks for a day off compulsorily for all state owned establishments.
However, for the Private Companies/Organisations what is needed is to allow it\'s employees to cast the VOTE - ADJUSTING the morning & day shift\'S TIMING - WITH NORMALLY 2 HOURS CONCESSION granted for late / early going as the case may be for casting the vote.
With a lots of \'VOTING BOOTHS\" made available with electronic voting machines : last many years I never took more than half an hour to cast my vote and report to office by normal reporting time.... as the voting starts at 8 am!
Also, some organisations insist on cheeking of \"INK MARK\" on finger to ensure allowing the time concessions !!
RAVINDRA WAGHMARE
VASHI - NAVI MUMBAI
27th November 2013 From India, Mumbai
It is not advisable to allow break in Hourly terminology since it is not easily possible to know conditions prevailing in any particular booth. Full day off should be given.
27th November 2013 From India, Gurgaon
Dear all, In Madhya Pradesh, election to assembly was held on 25th November 2013 (Monday). The Labour Commissioner MP Govt issued notification stating that the weekly off falling due on any other date shall be substituted with 25th November 2013. (The notification copy is available in this forum elsewhere). Thus many undertakings shifted their weekly off to poll day and thus provided a paid holiday to all employees while some others particularly those in public sector made it an additional paid holiday. Hence it is a choice with every employer whether to substitute the poll day with weekly off or not, provided the Labour Commssioner has issued order to this effect. KK
28th November 2013 From India, Bhopal
Yes, Mr.KK Nair. I agree for substitution as suggested by you. Regards, Anand
28th November 2013 From India, Gurgaon
You can also adjust with remaining festival holidays(subject to meeting minimum festival holidays as statourty rules) Jagan
28th November 2013 From India, New Delhi
Dear All
As per the Circular No. 78/2013/EPS(EC Guidelines for Delhi Election) below are the guidelines we need to follow:
1. Only those employees who are entitled to vote can avail paid leave on the day of poll.
2. We can make it mandatory for all the employees who would like to avail leave on account of election to submit a copy of their Voter ID Card to their superior at least a day before. In case of failure of submission of the relevant document (“Voter ID Card”) it would be considered as leave without pay.
3. It is to be noted, that the Circular is not applicable up on any voter whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss to the Company.
4. Daily wage/casual workers are also entitled for a paid holiday.
Regards,
Bharwan Sanjeev
29th November 2013 From India
I UNDERSTAND WHAT MR A S SHARMA JI HAS MENTIONED .... IN CASE WHERE HOURLY PAYMENTS ARE MADE... THE 2/3 HOURS CONCESSION MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE ????
HOWEVER,THERE ARE MANY MANY PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS OF MUMBAI WHO GIVE 2/3 HOURS CONCESSIONS THAN AN ALTERNATIVE SUGGESTION OF WEEKLY OFF... AND THAT IS OK BY LAW TOO....
THIS IS ALSO THE REALITY.
THANKS,
WAGHMARE
30th November 2013 From India, Mumbai
In view of the Assembly elections, we have to take cognizance of Election Commissions directive under Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act -1951 , which provides for the grant of paid holiday to the employees belonging to state where elections are taking place, on the day of poll.
All employees and contractual workers must be given paid holiday and are free to exercise their franchise.
Regards,
Sandeep
30th November 2013 From India, Delhi
Hi, I’m resident of Delhi & working in an IT company in Noida. There is no holiday & nothing is planned. Please advise let me know what should be done.
2nd December 2013 From India, Delhi
Dear All, We are enclosing General Circular for General Elections to be held in Delhi for State Legislative Assembly 2013.
2nd December 2013 From India, Delhi

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Though it is declared holiday on Dec 4th at Delhi, decision is not yet taken to declare holiday in NCR on 4th Dec. I don't think they will declare holiday for NCR on Dec 4th as they can't have how many Voters from Delhi are working in NCR. The individual companies shall allow the bonafide voters to exercise their franchise.
pon
2nd December 2013 From India, Lucknow
Hi again,
I am attaching the instructions issued by the Election Commission - No 78 / 2013 / EPS dated 24 October 2013 re Paid Holiday for elections being held in State Assemblies. These are the current instructions and are quite clear regarding their intent and expectation.
Pon1965 is correct in observing that granting of a paid holiday across NCR is unlikely. However, in order to ensure that no eligible voter is deprived of his right to cast his vote, if there are voters working in NCR (outside Delhi) whose office is open and working on the 4th December, paid leave could be granted to such employees on a case to case basis, provided they are able to show proof of having cast their vote i.e., by showing the black ink mark of having cast their vote. This is not an easy task but it is an option that could be explored.
Regards
Raju Bhatnagar
2nd December 2013 From India, Bangalore

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Pls. find enclosed herewith Notification for Declaration of Public Holiday on 4th December 2013 and notification under NIA, issued by Delhi Govt. for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Delhi.
Regards,
Uday
2nd December 2013 From India, New Delhi

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