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

(B) Bye-election

Date of Poll Name of the Municipality /Municipal Corporation District Holiday under N.I Act Area, covered under holiday
22.11.2013 1 Medinipur Municipality Paschim Medinipur 22.11.2013 Entire Municipal area
2 Howrah Municipal Corporation Howrah
3 Berhampore Municipality Murshidabad
4 Krishnanagar Municipality Nadia
5 Jhargram municipality Paschim Medinipur
Date of Poll Name of the Municipalities/Municipal Corporation District Ward No.(s) Holiday under N.l Act Area covered under holiday
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
22.11.2013 1 Siliguri Municipal Corporation Darjeeling 31 22.11.2013 Concerned wards in the Municipal area
2 11
3 Dinhata Municipality Coochbehar 5
4 Cooch Behar Municipality Coochbehar 17
5 Mai Municipality Jalpaiguri 15
6 Jalpaiguri Municipality Jalpaiguri 10
7 Barrackpore Municipality North 24 Parganas 17
8 Bidhannagar Municipality North 24 Parganas 13
9 Rajarhat Gopalpur Municipality North 24 Parganas 23
10 MadhyamgramMunicipality North 24 Parganas 11
11 Bhatpara Municipality North 24 Parganas 21
12 Ashoknagar Kalyangarh Municipality North 24 Pargqnas 5
13 Naihati Municipality North 24 Parganas 6
14 26
15 Maheshtala Municipality South 24 Parganas 2
16 Champdani Municipality Hooghly 8
17 Bhadreswar Municipality Hooghly 22
18 Raghunathpur Purilia 9
19 Municipality 12
20 Purulia Municipality Purulia 7
21 Egra Municipality Purba Medinipur 11
22 Asansol Municipal Corporation Burdwan 47
23 6
24 1
25 Kulti Municipality Burdwan 20
26 Mursbidabad Municipality Murshidabad 2
27 Bankura Municipality Bankura 23
28 Kolkata Municipal Kolkata 1
29 Corporation 24

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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