JAMMU:The government on Wednesday announced pubic holiday in poll bound areas during panchayat elections beginning November 17.
The long overdue elections will be held in eight phases across the state.
“Public holiday shall be observed within the limits of the respective CD-Blocks of concerned Districts on account of Panchayat Elections -2018, on the date of polls under the Negotiable Instrument Act-1881,” said an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD).
It said the holiday on account of polls to the panchayat elections shall be observed only in the areas where the polling is to be held.
According to the order special casual leave shall be granted to the employees who have to go to other areas for exercising their right to franchise, for which they will demonstrate proof of voting on return.