As per the provisions of section 135-B of Representation of the People Act, 1951, paid holiday has been announced to every person who is employed in any trade, business, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote on the day of poll i.e. 4th November, 2012, so as to exercise their Right to Franchise.

A spokesperson of the State Government said here today that no deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of holiday having being granted in accordance with sub section (1) and if such person was employed on the basis that he would not ordinarily receive wages for such a day, he shall nonetheless be paid for such day the wages he would have drawn had not a holiday been granted to him on the day.

If an employer contravenes the provisions of sub section (1) or sub section (2) then such employer shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred Rupees. He clarified that this section would not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.

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