Grant of Paid Holiday for LokSabha election 2019 – DOPT
North Block, New Delhi
Dated April 10, 2019
Subject: Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with General Elections to Lok Sabha 2019 and General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim and Bye- elections to fill the clear vacancies in Assembly Constituencies of various States- Grant of Paid Holiday -regarding
The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019 and General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim and Bye – elections to fill the clear vacancies in Assembly Constituencies of various State scheduled to be held in 2019, the following guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10th October, 2001, have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the States:-
(i) The relevant offices/organizations shall remain closed on the day of poll in the notified areas where general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be conducted.
(ii) In connection with bye-election to State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization /Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general/bye-election.
2. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
Deputy Secretary (JCA)