Holiday in view of Elections/ Bye Elections, 2013

Government of West Bengal
Finance (Audit) Department
11th Floor, 325 Sarat Chandra Chatterjee Road,
Howrah- 711102

No. 8155-F (P2) Dated: 08.11.2013


In view of the Elections/ Bye-elections to the Municipalities/ Municipal Corporation to be held on 22nd day of November, 2013 (Friday) in different Districts in the State, the Governor is hereby pleased to declare the said day as public holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 as mentioned in the following scheduled at ‘A’ & ‘B’:

(A) Election

Date of PollName of the Municipality /Municipal CorporationDistrictHoliday under N.I ActArea, covered under holiday
22.11.20131Medinipur MunicipalityPaschim Medinipur22.11.2013Entire Municipal area
2Howrah Municipal CorporationHowrah
3Berhampore MunicipalityMurshidabad
4Krishnanagar MunicipalityNadia
5Jhargram municipalityPaschim Medinipur

(B) Bye-election

Date of PollName of the Municipalities/Municipal CorporationDistrictWard No.(s)Holiday under N.l ActArea covered under holiday
22.11.20131Siliguri Municipal CorporationDarjeeling3122.11.2013Concerned wards in the Municipal area
3Dinhata MunicipalityCoochbehar5
4Cooch Behar MunicipalityCoochbehar17
5Mai MunicipalityJalpaiguri15
6Jalpaiguri MunicipalityJalpaiguri10
7Barrackpore MunicipalityNorth 24 Parganas17
8Bidhannagar MunicipalityNorth 24 Parganas13
9Rajarhat Gopalpur MunicipalityNorth 24 Parganas23
10MadhyamgramMunicipalityNorth 24 Parganas11
11Bhatpara MunicipalityNorth 24 Parganas21
12Ashoknagar Kalyangarh MunicipalityNorth 24 Pargqnas5
13Naihati MunicipalityNorth 24 Parganas6
15Maheshtala MunicipalitySouth 24 Parganas2
16Champdani MunicipalityHooghly8
17Bhadreswar MunicipalityHooghly22
20Purulia MunicipalityPurulia7
21Egra MunicipalityPurba Medinipur11
22Asansol Municipal CorporationBurdwan47
25Kulti MunicipalityBurdwan20
26Mursbidabad MunicipalityMurshidabad2
27Bankura MunicipalityBankura23
28Kolkata MunicipalKolkata1

All Government Offices, Organisations, Undertakings, Corporations, Boards, Statutory and local Bodies, Educational Institutions, etc. situated within the area as stated above shall remain closed on the date of poll i.e 22-11-2013 so that every employee who is a voter is able to exercise his/her right of franchise in the election.

2. The Labour Department will issue suitable instruction to shops, commercial and industrial Establishments to declare the said date for the concerned areas as paid holiday for the workers to exercise their franchise in the election.

3. In case of an employee working in any Central Government or any other Establishments within the concerned, areas, the employees who are voters to the election shall be permitted to cast their votes by way of special leave.

4. In case of an employee working outside the concerned Municipality/ Municipal Corporation or wards and where the date of poll has not been declared as holiday as in Para 1 above, he/she shall be allowed special leave for the day to enable him to cast his/her vote.

5. In case of re-poll, the employees/workers shall be allowed to cast their votes on the date of reĀ­poll in the manner as in Para 3 and 4 above.

6. The day before the date of poll being the date of dispatch are hereby declared as local holidays for the Educational institutions situated within the respective Municipalities/Municipal Corporation and wards as stated in column 5 of Para 1 above.

In case any educational institution or any other establishment has been selected as dispatch centre outside Municipality /Municipal Corporation/ward area, local holiday may be declared for the said institution by the competent Authority on the day of dispatch.

Sd/- R. Majumdar
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 8155-F dated 08.11.2013, Source

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