3-day leave for employees to vote in panchayat polls
Bhubaneswar: The employees working under the Odisha government, corporation and other aided institutions can avail three days leave to cast their votes in the three-tier panchayat elections which is being held in five different phases from February 13.
The state govenrment has accepted a proposal in this regard given by the State Election Commission (SEC).
The Panchayati Raj department has directed all District Collectors to declare the polling day as a holiday in places where polling takes place.
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Polling will be held on February 13,15,17,19 and 21.
State government employees will have to apply to their higher authorities to avail the three days leave facility – one day before the polling day, one day on the polling day and one day after the polling day.