Panchayat elections: Govt announces holiday in poll-bound areas

It said the holiday on account of polls to the Panchayat Elections-2018 shall be observed only in the areas where the polling is to be held.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 14 2018 5:52PM | Updated Date: Nov 14 2018 5:52PM
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Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday declared public holiday in areas going to polls during the Panchayat elections scheduled from November 14.

“Public holiday shall be observed within the limits of the respective CD-Blocks of concerned Districts on account of Panchayat Elections -2018, on the date of polls under the Negotiable Instrument Act-1881,” said an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD).

It said the holiday on account of polls to the Panchayat Elections-2018 shall be observed only in the areas where the polling is to be held.

According to the order special casual leave shall be granted to the employees who have to go to other areas for exercising their right to franchise, for which they will demonstrate proof of voting on return.

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