Delhi markets, govt offices to remain closed on Oct 3 and Oct 14

Delhi Government today directed all shops and commercial establishments in the city to remain closed on Oct 3 and Oct 14, the days of opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games respectively.

Updated: Oct 02, 2010, 00:36 AM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Government today directed
all shops and commercial establishments in the city to remain
closed on Oct 3 and Oct 14, the days of opening and closing
ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games respectively.

In a notification, issued under the Delhi Shops and
Establishments Act, 1954, the government, however, made it
clear that no deduction should be made from the wages of any
employee on account of holiday on both the days.

In view of the notification, the Confederation of All
India Traders(CAIT) advised trade bodies across the city to
observe closure of their business establishments on both the
days.

All central government offices including Public Sector
Undertakings as well as Delhi Government offices in the
national capital will also remain closed on October 14.

The opening Ceremony of the mega event will be held on
October 3 which is a Sunday while the Closing Ceremony falls
on Thursday.

The Union Cabinet has already declared October 14 as
holiday as per the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
Schools and colleges will also remain closed in the
city during the period of the Games.

-PTI