PUNJAB GOVERNMENT DECLARES HOLIDAY FOR WORKERS (VOTERS) ON JANUARY 2 DUE TO RE-POLL IN 8 DISTRICTS OF THE STATE
Chandigarh, January 01:
Punjab Government has declared January 02, 2019 (Wednesday) as holiday for workers of Factories situated in 14 places of 8 districts of the state where Gram Panchayat Re- elections are going to be held on 2 January, 2019 so that they (workers) exercise their franchise in said elections.
Disclosing this here today an official Spokesperson of Punjab Government said that the holiday was declared to enable the every workmen working in the Factories to exercise their franchise in these Panchayat Elections. He also said that this holiday would be in lieu of their normal weekly holiday.
He further said that the employees working in Shops and Commercial Establishments situated in these places of Punjab can also get paid holiday on above said date.