Source: Vijaya Karnataka, Kannada Newsletter Dated 06.05.2008
Holiday to Employees on the day of polling – Order by Election Commission
It is hereby ordered for declaration of Grant paid holiday(s) to employees in their respective constituency area on the poll day(s) by the Central/State Governments and all organizations in connection with General Elections in Karnataka on May 10, 16 & 22 2008.
Every person employed in any business trade, Industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote at election to the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be granted a holiday as per Industries Association Act, 1963 Section 3 (A).
In sequence to the above order and since the election in Bangalore is on May 10, 2008, we may consider for grant of paid holiday to PNT employees on the day of poll.
May please approve.