Guwahati: In a step taken by the state government of Assam to encourage citizens to vote, the authorities have issued orders declaring the polls days for the Assam Election 2021 as paid holidays.
The order shall be applicable to employees in all factories, plantations (including tea plantations), shops and commercial establishments, establishments for public entertainment or amusements, contractor establishment, firms and such other industries/workshops, commercial and business establishments, and banking institutions, etc, stated an official release.
The polls will be conducted in three phases. The first phase election will be carried out in March 27 while the second and third phase election will be conducted on April 1 and April 6 respectively. All these three days will be paid holidays.
It is an attempt on the part of the state government to encourage workers to exercise their franchise.