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UP govt extends ban on strikes in state departments for 6 months

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday extended the Essential Services Maintenance Act in the state, banning strikes in all departments and corporations under it for a period of another six months.ESMA, as it is commonly known, gives police right to arrest without a warrant anybody violating the Act's provisions. It has been invoked after taking permission from Governor Anandiben Patel and a notification in this regard was issued by Additional Chief Secretary Mukul Singhal, a senior official said on Wednesday.

News source ~ Economic Times