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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: Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2018
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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 Vivekananda 12th January Thursday
Birthday of Netaji 23rd January Monday
Republic Day 26th January Thursday
Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami] 1st February Wednesday
Good Friday & Birth day of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar 14th April Friday
** Bengali New Year’s Day 15th April Saturday
May Day 1st May Monday
Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore 9th May Tuesday
Id-Ul-Fitar 26th June Monday
Independence Day 15th August, Tuesday
** Id-Ud-Joha 2nd September Saturday
Mahalaya 19th September Tuesday
Durgapuja
Mahasaptami 27th September Wednesday
Mahaastami 28th September Thursday
Mahanabami 29th September Friday
** Vijaya Dasami 30th September Saturday
Birthday of Gandhiji 2nd October Monday
Lakshmi Puja 5th October Thursday
Kalipuja 19th October Thursday
** Birthday of Guru Nanak 4th November Saturday
Christmas Day 25th December Monday

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) Doljatra 12th March Sunday
ii) Muharram 1st October Sunday

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 Account 1st April Saturday

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.

Shivaratri 24th February Friday
Day after Doljatra [Holi] 13th March Monday
Birth day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt [for Darjeeling District only] 13th July Thursday
** Janmastami 14th August Monday
Mahasasthi of Durgapuja 26th September Tuesday
Additional day in connection with Durgapuja 3rd October Tuesday
4th October Wednesday
Additional day for Lakshmipuja 6th October Friday
Additional day in connection with Kalipuja 20th October Friday
** Additional day in connection with Kalipuja & Bhatridwitya 21st October Saturday
** Fateha-Dwaz-Daham 2nd December Saturday

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 January Sunday
Ekadashi of Durgapuja 1st October Sunday

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 April Saturday
** Baisakhi [for Sikh only] 15th April 13th April Thursday
Buddha Purnima [for Buddhist only] 10th May Wednesday
Sab-e-Barat [for Muslims only] 12th May Friday
Karam Puja To be notified later on
Chhat Puja 26th October Thursday

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 April Sunday

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