Assembly polls: Maha govt allows one-day leave to Gujarat voters working in border areas

NewsDrum Desk
22 Nov 2022

Mumbai, Nov 22 (PTI) The Maharashtra government has issued a notification permitting one-day paid leave to voters from Gujarat working in the border districts of the state to enable them to cast their vote in the upcoming Assembly elections, an official said on Tuesday.

The state Assembly elections will be held in Gujarat in two phases on December 1 and 5.

As per the notification issued by the state industries, energy and labour department, the decision is applicable to all private, semi-private companies, organisations and institutions.

Voters from Gujarat, who are working here in Maharashtra can avail a day's paid leave to exercise their franchise in the upcoming election in the neighbouring state, the notification stated.

The concession has been given to voters from Gujarat working in border districts such as Nashik, Palghar, Dhule and Nandurbar.

“Many voters from Gujarat travel here every day or stay here for some work. The concession is applicable only on December 1 and 5 will enable them to go to polling booths and vote. People who avail this concession will not face any salary or wage cut,” a senior official from the Maharashtra industries department said. PTI ND ARU ARU

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