Assam government has declared a
public holiday under the Negotiable Instrument (NI) Act in the
state's 16 districts going to polls in the first phase of the
Panchayat elections on December 5.
All Government/Non Government offices, educational
institutions and business establishments including banks, tea
garden and industries in those 16 districts will remain closed
on the day, an official release said Friday.
The 16 districts are Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar,
Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Morigaon, Kamrup (M)
and Kamrup District.
Panchayat elections in the state will be held in two
phases on December 5 and 9. The counting will take place on
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