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Lok Sabha election 2024: Nagaland declares paid holiday on polling day

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By EMN Updated: Apr 03, 2024 6:14 pm

DIMAPUR — The government of Nagaland has declared April 19, the voting day for the lone Lok Sabha seat, a paid holiday for all employees in private, government and business establishments in the state.

In a notification issued through the state DIPR on Wednesday, the state Home department said this measure, under Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, has been taken to enable workers to participate and exercise their franchise.

“This applies to all categories of employees including the daily wage/casual workers and also all those electors working outside the Constituency concerned. However, this shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged,” the notification stated.

Further, it also notified that the polling day would be a paid holiday for all the employees of banks and financial institutions in Nagaland under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Act, XXVI) to enable them to exercise their franchise.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 03, 2024 6:14:44 pm
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