Memo No.258 Dated 29.01.2013 Special Casual Leave Sp. CL will be granted to the Govt Employees wgi are Bonafide Voters on MLC Elections Polling Day 21.02.2013
ELECTIONS – Elections to A.P. Legislative Council – Graduates / Teachers Constituencies – Sanction of Special Casual Leave on the day of poll – Orders – Issued.
The Election Commission of India in the references read above, conveyed that the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, P.G & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) have allowed Special Casual
Leaveto all Central Government employees who are University Graduates and are bonafide voters in the elections to the State Legislative Councils from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies and requested the State Government to issue orders on similar lines. Certain representations have also been received to allow Special Casual Leave on the day of poll to the Teachers / Graduates to enable them to exercise their right to vote in the Council elections.
2. Government after careful consideration of the suggestions of Election Commission of India and also orders of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Personnel, P.G & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training), hereby direct that the appropriate authorities under the State Government shall in future, grant Special Casual Leave on the day of poll, if the day falls on a working day to such of their employees who are bonafide voters in the elections to A.P. Legislative Council from Teachers and Graduates Constituencies to enable them to exercise their right of franchise in such elections.
3. The Departments of Secretariat / Heads of Departments / District Collectors and other Subordinate Officers are requested to take necessary action accordingly.
4. This order issues with the concurrence of Finance (FW.FR) Department, vide their U.O.NO.1593/34/FR-I/11; dated 31.01.2011.