Shimla: A spokesperson of the state government informed here today that 7 April, 2021 has been declared as public holiday on account of general election to Panchayati Raj Institutions in developmental blocks Chopal and Tutu of district Shimla and developmental block Dharampur of district Mandi. It will be also a public holiday on account of general election to Municipal Corporations of Dharamshala, Palampur, Mandi and Solan and general election to six Nagar Panchayats- Chirgaon, Nerwa, Ani, Nirmand Kandaghat and Amb.
He said that all government offices, boards, corporations, educational institutions and industrial establishments situated in the state under Industrial Disputes Act and shops will remain closed in these areas. This will also be a paid holiday to daily wages employees.
A special casual leave may be given to those employees who are working in different places in the State but have a right to vote in Panchayati Raj Institutions on producing certificate from the concerned Presiding Officer that the employee has actually casted his/her vote. (PR)