DOPT Guidelines for Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with Bye-Elections to the Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Constituencies in State Assemblies
F. No. 12/7/2014-JCA 2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 3rd September, 2014
Subject: Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with Bye-Elections to the Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Constituencies in State Assemblies etc, during September, 2014.
The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the Bye-Elections to the Parliamentary Constituencies from the State of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Utttar Pradesh and Assembly Constituencies in various State Assemblies scheduled to be held in during September, 2014, the guidelines already issued by Department of Personnel & Training vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10th October, 2001 (copy enclosed) have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the States.
These instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
Guidelines already issued by Department of Personnel & Training vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10th October, 2001
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, P.G. & PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI
NEW DELHI, THE 10th OCTOBER, 2001
Sub: Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with elections to Lok Sabha /State Assembly /Panchayat/Municipalities /Corporation or other Local Bodies -regarding
In modification of these instructions contained in this Department’s O.M No.12/4/86-JCA dated 9th March. 1987 the undersigned to say that the following guidelines are prescribed for future for dosing of Central Government Offices including industrial establishments in connection with the elections indicated above. .
(i) The relevant organizations shall remain closed in the notified areas where general elections to Lok Sabha or State Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be conducted.
(ii) In connection with by-election to Lok Sabha / State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual Leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of a constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization /Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general /bye-election
(iii) In connection with local body elections, viz, Panchayat/Corporation /Municipality, the Government employees who are bone-fide voters and desire to exercise their franchise should be offered reasonable facility, subject to normal exigencies of services, either by coming late to office or being allowed to leave office early or a shot absence on that day.
2. The employees detailed on election duty may also be permitted to remain away from their normal duties on polling day (s) as also on the days required for performing journeys which might be undertaken in order to perform such election duty.
The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India