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Holidays Act 1951 [Act 369]

10A Power to close courts, public offices, etc.

(1) For the purpose of facilitating the holding of any election under the Elections Act 1958 [Act 19], the Minister may by order published in the Gazette or in such manner as he thinks fit, in respect of any State, after consultation with the State Authority, or in respect of the Federal Territory, direct the closing of such courts, public offices or departments as he thinks fit on any day specified in such order, and thereupon such order shall have effect in such State or the Federal Territory, as the case may be.

(2) For the purpose of facilitating the holding of any election under any written law relating to the election of persons to be members of a Legislative Assembly, the State Authority after consultation with the Minister, may, by order published in the Gazette or in such manner as it thinks fit, direct the closing of such courts, public offices or departments as it thinks fit on any day specified in such order and thereupon such order shall have effect in such State.

(3) Section 7 shall apply in respect of all acts and things relating to any courts, public offices or departments closed in accordance with any order made under this section as if any day specified in such order were a public holiday prescribed under section 3.

(4) In this section references to a State or the Federal Territory shall include references to any recognized subdivision of a State or the Federal Territory.


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