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Holiday in view of Bye-Election at Bongaon and Krishnanagar

Finance

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
AUDIT BRANCH

No. 453-F (P2) Dated: 28.01.2015

MEMORANDUM

In connection with the bye-elections to 14-Bangaon (SC) Parliamentary Constituency and 88-Krishnaganj (SC) Assembly Constituency scheduled to be held on 13th February, 2015 (Friday), the undersigned is directed to declare the day of polling i.e 13th February, 2015 as a public holiday under section 25 of the N.I. Act 1881 for the offices located within the extent of the aforementioned Parliamentary Constituency and Assembly Constituency. As per directive of the Election Commission of India, the day of dispatch i.e the day before the poll day (12-02-2015) may be declared as local holidays for the educational institutions located within the Parliamentary Constituency & Assembly Constituency, if the day of dispatch happens to be a teaching day for those institutions.

The undersigned is further directed to say that the State Government employees who are ordinarily residents and bonafide electors of the Constituency where poll will be held may be given opportunity to exercise their franchise on the day of poll in the following manner.

i) The State Government employees who are ordinarily residents and bonafide electors of the Parliamentary Constituency and Assembly Constituency where poll will be held but serve in an office where the date of poll will not be declared as holiday, may be given the opportunity to exercise their franchise on that day if applied for writing by way of sanctioning late arrival in office or early departure there form or a short absence owing to exigencies of public service.

ii) The State Government employees who are residents and bonafide electors of the Constituency where poll will be held but serve in an office where the date of poll not be declared as holiday and located at such distance that it will not be possible for them to exercise their franchise without absenting themselves from their duties, may be allowed special casual leave on that day, if applied for writing.

iii) The undersigned is further directed to say that in the event of re-poll the State Government Employees who are ordinarily residents and bonafide electors of the polling station(s) where re-poll will be held may be given opportunity to exercise their franchise on the day of re-poll in the manner detailed in clause 2(i) and 2(ii) above.

Sd/- A.K.Das
O.S.D & E.O Joint secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 453-F dated 28.01.2015, Source

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