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Mandatory holiday on November 30th in Telangana: EC:- In an official statement issued today, the Election Commission of Telangana announced that all businesses within the state are required to observe a holiday on November 30. This mandate comes as a result of past complaints received by the Commission regarding certain private establishments, including IT companies, failing to grant time off to their employees for voting during previous elections. The Commission emphasized that this failure to comply with Section 135B of the Representation of People Act 1951 and other relevant labor laws is deemed a violation.
Consequently, the Election Commission has instructed the Commissioner of Labour, Telangana State, to take appropriate action against any organizations that do not adhere to this directive. It is worth noting that the government had previously declared November 30 as a public holiday for all employees and workers in Telangana, in light of the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. These elections are scheduled to take place on November 30, with the counting of votes set for December 3. At the same time, all the educational institutions are given holidays on November 29th and 30th for the Assembly elections.