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 - Twitterverse Reacts to Manchester City's 8th English Premier League Triumph | Check Reactions

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 - Weather Update: Rain, Thunderstorms Likely in Parts of Rajasthan: MeT Dept

“In public interest, any strike in services related to secondary education board has been banned for six months,” an official release said. Also Read - FULL Scorecard of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2022 Highlights SRH vs PBKS, Recent Match Report

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

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