Techies Complain as IT Firms Denying Holiday on Polling Day

 - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: Days before the elections, the Telangana government issued an order to declare a holiday on November 30, 2023 to enable the eligible voters to exercise their franchise on the polling day. In its order the government said all the employees would be given a paid holiday on the voting date and noted that the holiday would be applicable to all the staff and workers of establishments, shops, factories and industries in the state. 

However, the employees working in the IT/ITeS firms are complaining that their employers have said that there will be no holiday and the companies will continue working on the polling day – Thursday. The MNC employees are calling on the Voter Helpline’s 1950 toll-free number to register their complaints. 

In their telephonic complaints, the employees working in the Hi-tech city and Financial District have said that the MNC companies are forcing them to work on Thursday and thus denying them a paid holiday. They complained that these firms are violating the legal provision by denying employees a paid holiday on November 30. 

Earlier, the Telangana Chief Election Officer Vikas Raj directed the state labour department to ensure all IT companies and other organisations comply with the government’s paid holiday order. He had also instructed the labour department commissioner to initiate stringent action against the companies if they found violating the order. 

Also Read: Telangana Assembly Elections in Numbers: 3.26 Cr Voters to Cast Their Vote Tomorrow

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