Published On : Sat, Oct 19th, 2019

Paid holiday for workers of private establishments for voting on Oct 21

Nagpur: As the Government of Maharashtra has declared holiday on October 21 on account of voting in Assembly elections 2019, the State Labour Commissioner has directed all private companies, establishments, shops, factories and industries to grant paid holiday to all employees so they can exercise their right to vote.

A notification in this regard was issued by State Government on September 25. The said notification is applicable to all establishments under Industries, Energy and Labour Department, including hotels, restaurants, factories, shops, shopping malls, cinema theaters, retailers, information technology companies, private companies.

The notification further instructed employers to seek permission from concerned district authority in case of any emergency for not declaring holiday in the event of election and thereafter, employers in such emergency situation shall provide only two to three hours of paid-leave to all employees for exercising their right to vote.