Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2017

Kalipuja: 19th October; Additional day in connection with Kalipuja: 20th October; Bhatridwitya: 21st October; Birthday of Guru Nanak: 4th November; Fateha-Dwaz-Daham: 2nd December;

Update: West Bengal Government Calendar, 2017

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance [Audit] Department, 10th floor
“NABANNA”
Mandirtala, Howrah – 711 102

No. 5603-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 [XXVI of 1881], read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-pub[l] dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2017.

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda12th JanuaryThursday
Birthday of Netaji23rd JanuaryMonday
Republic Day26th JanuaryThursday
Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]1st FebruaryWednesday
Good Friday & Birth day of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar14th AprilFriday
** Bengali New Year’s Day15th AprilSaturday
May Day1st MayMonday
Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore9th MayTuesday
Id-Ul-Fitar26th JuneMonday
Independence Day15th August,Tuesday
** Id-Ud-Joha2nd SeptemberSaturday
Mahalaya19th SeptemberTuesday
Durgapuja  
Mahasaptami27th SeptemberWednesday
Mahaastami28th SeptemberThursday
Mahanabami29th SeptemberFriday
** Vijaya Dasami30th SeptemberSaturday
Birthday of Gandhiji2nd OctoberMonday
Lakshmi Puja5th OctoberThursday
Kalipuja19th OctoberThursday
** Birthday of Guru Nanak4th NovemberSaturday
Christmas Day25th DecemberMonday

Note:

Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.

01. In the year 2017, the following festivals/ occasions fall on Sundays which are public Holidays under N.I.Act and hence have not been included in the list of Holidays:

i) Doljatra12th MarchSunday
ii) Muharram1st OctoberSunday

02. The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. [**] is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.

03. General Instructions as laid down below in this Notification No. 5603-F[P2], dated 27.10.16 are to be followed in case of Muslim Festivals.

No. 5604-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 [XXVI of 1881], read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-pub[l] dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2017.

1. Yearly closing of Bank Account1st AprilSaturday

Note: The Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday including Treasuries, Sub-Treasuries shall remain open on the 1st April ,2017 which has been declared as public Holiday under N.I. Act, under this Notification.

No. 5605-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.

The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2017, which are not declared to be public Holidays, the offices under the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata shall be closed.

Shivaratri24th FebruaryFriday
Day after Doljatra [Holi]13th MarchMonday
Birth day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt [for Darjeeling District only]13th JulyThursday
** Janmastami14th AugustMonday
Mahasasthi of Durgapuja26th SeptemberTuesday
Additional day in connection with Durgapuja3rd OctoberTuesday
4th OctoberWednesday
Additional day for Lakshmipuja6th OctoberFriday
Additional day in connection with Kalipuja20th OctoberFriday
** Additional day in connection with Kalipuja & Bhatridwitya21st OctoberSaturday
** Fateha-Dwaz-Daham2nd DecemberSaturday

Note

i) In the year 2017, the following festivals/ occasions fall on Sundays which are public Holidays under N.I. Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:

New Year’s Day [2017 A.D.]1st JanuarySunday
Ekadashi of Durgapuja1st OctoberSunday

ii) The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. [**] is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.

No. 5606-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.

The Governor is pleased to declare that the following days may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2017 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each:

** Easter Saturday [for Christians only]15th AprilSaturday
** Baisakhi [for Sikh only]15th April 13th AprilThursday
Buddha Purnima [for Buddhist only]10th MayWednesday
Sab-e-Barat [for Muslims only]12th MayFriday
Karam PujaTo be notified later on 
Chhat Puja26th OctoberThursday

Note

i) In the year 2017, the following festivals/ occasions fall on Sundays which are public Holidays under N.I. Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:

Mahabir Jayanti [for Jains only]9th AprilSunday

ii) The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. [**] is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.

GENERAL INSTURCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN ALL TYPES OPF HOLIDAYS INCLUDING HOLIDAYS FOR THE MUSLIM FESTIVALS

01. No substitute holiday shall be allowed if any of the festival – holidays initially notified subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

02. If there is any change in the date of Id-Ul-Fitre, Id-Uz-Joha, Muharram, Fateha-Duaz-Daham, Sab-e-Barat depending upon the sighting of the moon, holiday will be declared by a separate order for the date on which the festival would be actually observed in lieu of the date originally notified as holiday for this festival.

03. It may happen that the change of date of above occasions has to be notified at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement would be made through T.V./ A.I.R/ Newspapers and Heads of Department/ Offices of the State Government may take action according to such announcements without waiting for formal order about the change of date.

By Order of the Governor,

Sd/- D. K. Mahapatra
Special Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 5603-F dated 27.10.2016, Source