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Tamil Nadu government declares public holiday ‘as a mark of respect to late Jayalalithaa’

Today, December 6, is declared public holiday in Tamil Nadu which will apply to all state government offices, undertakings, corporations and boards as a mark of respect to late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa.

Image Credit: PTI

Image Credit: PTI

Today, December 6, is declared public holiday in Tamil Nadu which will apply to all state government offices, undertakings, corporations and boards as a mark of respect to Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa who was passed away on Monday.

Reportedly, this day is a paid holiday for all employees in industrial sector, on regular work charge and labour hired on daily wages.

The Government Order reads:

“Under the Explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 read with Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No.20-25-26, Public-1, dated 8th June 1957 the Government of Tamil Nadu hereby declares that Tuesday, the 6th of December, 2016 as a public holiday as a mark of respect to the late Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.”

Jayalalithaa who was reportedly critical at Apollo Hospitals after she had a cardiac arrest on Sunday was declared dead yesterday evening.

[via: IE]


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