Kohima, 3 April (MTNews): The Home Department of Nagaland has issued a notification declaring the polling day, 19 April 2024 (Friday) as a paid holiday for all employees of Government/Private and Business Establishments in the State of Nagaland to enable them to participate and exercise their franchise. This decision aligns with Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, aiming to facilitate maximum participation of citizens in the electoral process.

This applies to all categories of employees including the daily wage/casual workers and also all those electors working outside the Constituency concerned. However, this shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.

The day of polling is also declared Paid Holiday to all the employees of Banks and Financial Institutions in Nagaland under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Act, XXVI) to enable them to exercise their franchise.

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