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Off to vote: Tatas to RIL, companies give employees a chance to get inked

Officials at companies that have declared a holiday said the move is to ensure compliance with the government circular, which mandates that an employee be granted a holiday to cast his/her vote

HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran, and L&T Chairman A M Naik after casting their vote in Mumbai. Photos: Kamlesh Pednekar & PTI
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HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran, and L&T Chairman A M Naik after casting their vote in Mumbai. Photos: Kamlesh Pednekar & PTI

Shally Seth MohileAmritha Pillay Mumbai
Never before has the inkdot on the index finger been accorded such significance as it is being done in this year’s Lok Sabha elections — both in letter and spirit.

In an unprecedented move, a majority of large corporates based out of Mumbai, including Tata, Aditya Birla, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), and JSW groups, among others, have given the day off to their employees for casting their vote even as a few others such as the RPG Group, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Essar Group have chosen to give a half-day off to their employees. 

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 9:50 PM IST

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