26 November, 2020
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The Uttar Pradesh government has 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.
About ESMA, 1968:
The Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) is an act of Parliament of India.
Objective: It was established to ensure the delivery of certain services, which if obstructed would affect the normal life of the people.
These include services like public transport (bus services), health services (doctors and hospitals).
ESMA gives police right to arrest without a warrant anybody violating the Act’s provisions.
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