Section 135B Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll - Representation of the People Act, 1951
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Section 135B of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 135B : Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll
(1) Every person employed in any business, trade, industrial undertaking or
any other establishment and entitled to vote at an election to the House of the
People or the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be
granted a holiday.
(2) No deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made
on account of a holiday having been granted in accordance with sub-section (1)
and if such person is employed on the basis that he would not ordinarily receive
wages for such a day, he shall nonetheless be paid for such day the wages he
would have drawn had not a holiday been granted to him on that day.
(3) If an employer contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or
sub-section (2), then such employer shall be punishable with fine which may
extend to five hundred rupees.
(4) This section shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause
danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.