Declaration of Paid Holiday in Ladakh for Lok Sabha Election, 2024

The Government of Ladakh on the 19th of March, 2024, issued a notification in regards to declaration of the paid holiday on the pursuance of the Lok Sabha elections. In an unprecedented move, the poll day on 20th May, 2024 (Monday) was declared as a public holiday on account of the General Elections to House of the People (Lok Sabha), 2024.

This decision was made to enable every person employed in any business, trade, industrial undertakings or any other establishments in the state to exercise their franchise in the General Election. This includes those who work on shift basis; daily wage / casual workers shall also be entitled for the holiday and wages on the poll day.

This decision is a significant step towards strengthening the democratic process in Ladakh. It not only acknowledges the importance of every single vote but also ensures that the working population is not deprived of their right to vote due to work commitments.

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