Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday directed
employers in the state to grant their employees a day`s
holiday with wages on April 13 to enable them vote in
the Assembly elections.
``It is mandatory on the part of every employer in Tamil
Nadu to grant a holiday with wages on April 13,`` a Labour
Department note here said.
Such a measure was mandatory as per the provisions of
Section 135 B of Representation of People Act, 1951.
``Therefore the employers of all the factories, shops,
establishments, commercial establishments, catering
establishments, plantations, beedi establishments and motor
transport undertakings are required to grant holiday with
wages on April 13 to all their employees,`` it said.
This also applied to daily wage labourers and casual
workers, it added.