Lucknow, Jan 30 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh government invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) on Wednesday to ban any strike in all services related to the secondary education board for the next six months. Also Read - Every Second Person in Delhi Infected With COVID-19, Latest Sero-survey Shows Signs of Herd Immunity

Sources said the decision had been taken as the state board examinations would start soon and any strike might affect its smooth functioning. Also Read - TT Player Mouma Das, Five Other Sportspersons Awarded Padma Shri

“In public interest, any strike in services related to secondary education board has been banned for six months,” an official release said. Also Read - AFG vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction 3rd ODI: Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips For Today's Afghanistan vs Ireland Match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 11:30 AM IST January 26, Tuesday

The ban has been imposed under Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1968. PTI

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