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Paid holiday for bypolls

Shillong, Oct 19: The government has declared that all state government offices and educational institutions falling under Mawryngkneng, Mawphlang  Assembly constituencies in East Khasi Hills and Rajabala Assembly constituency in West Garo Hills will  remain closed on October 30  to enable voters to exercise their franchise in connection with the bypolls to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

Employees working in other districts of the state who are electors under the constituencies will  be granted special leave. Every person employed in any trade, industrial undertaking or any of the establishment governed by N.I. Act, 1881, shops and those who work on shift basis, daily wage earners and casual workers including those working outside the constituency who are voters under the constituencies will be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday as provided in Section 135B of RP Act, 1951.

This was informed by the Commissioner and Secretary to the General Administration (A) Department.

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