All workplaces will have to give paid leave to employees on voting day, orders Mumbai City Collector

All workplaces will have to give paid leave to employees on voting day, orders Mumbai City Collector
While those providing emergency services have been asked to give 2-3 hours break, all others have been ordered to give full day paid leave to employees on October 21 so they can cast their votes (Representational Image)

To ensure the highest voter turnout, Mumbai City Collector Shivaji Jondhale has ordered all workplaces in its jurisdiction to give a full day paid leave to all its employees on October 21 so they can cast their votes in the Maharashtra assembly polls.

The diktat also applies to all private organisations in the city.

According to the order, if any institution or establishment is of such nature that bound them to continue their work as emergency services, then they have to give a reasonable explanation for the same.

These institutes have also been instructed to give at least two to three hours’ time to their employees so that they can cast their votes.

The assembly election in Maharashtra is scheduled to be held on October 21 and the votes will be counted on October 24.

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