Central Government offices including Central Public Sector Undertakings too remain closed
Jasleen Kaur | October 1, 2010
The Delhi government on Friday notified that all shops and commercial establishments in the city will remain shut on the closing and opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. The notification has been issued under the Delhi Shops & Establishments Act, 1954. As per the notification, no deduction will be made from the wages of any employee on account of holiday on 3rd and 14th October, 2010.
Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of Consultation of All India Traders said, "We have already advised all associations to inform their members to close down on both the days. It is a government's decision so we have to accept it."
Before this, markets like Connaught Place were adviced to remain closed on both the occassions by the Delhi Police.
The Union Cabinet had already declared holiday for Central Government offices, including Central Public Sector Undertakings, located in Delhi on 14th October. This to overcome traffic congestion and ensure greater participation of public in the closing ceremony of the Games.
Schools and colleges in the city will also remain closed during the mega sporting event. The Delhi government had sent an advisory to Delhi schools, both government and private, to reschedule school holidays for the academic year 2010-11 keeping in view the Commonwealth Games being organised Oct 3-14.
For the Commonwealth Games the opening and closing ceremony will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
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