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Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2018

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GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
AUDIT BRANCH
NABANNA, HOWRAH-2

No. 6005-F(P2)/FA/O/1H-04/12 Dated, 22nd September, 2017

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(1) dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be Public Holidays during the year 2018.

Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda 12th January, Friday
Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami) 22nd January, Monday
Birth Day of Netaji 23rd January, Tuesday
Republic Day 26th January, Friday
Doljatra 2nd March, Friday
Good Friday 30th March, Friday
**Birth Day of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar 14th April, Saturday
Buddha Purnima 30th April, Monday
May Day 1st May, Tuesday
Birth Day of Rabindra Nath Tagore 9th May, Wednesday
**Id-Ul-Fitar 16th June, Saturday
Independence Day 15th August, Wednesday
Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid) 22nd August, Wednesday
Muharram 21st September, Friday
Birth Day of Gandhiji 2nd October, Tuesday
Mahalaya 8th October, Monday
Durgapuja: Saptami 16th October, Tuesday
Astami 17th October, Wednesday
Nabami 18th October, Thursday
Vijaya Dasami 19th October, Friday
Lakshmi Puja 24th October, Wednesday
Kalipuja 6th November, Tuesday
Birth Day of Guru Nanak 23rd November, Friday
Christmas Day 25th December, Tuesday

1) In the year 2018, the following festivals/ occasions fall on Sundays which are Public Holidays under the N.I. Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays :

Bengali New Year’s Day 15th April, Sunday

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

3) General Instructions as laid down below in this Notification 6005-F(P2), dated 22.09.17 are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.

No. 6006-F(P2)/FA/O/1H-04/12 Dated, 22nd September, 2017

The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2018, 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.

New Year’s Day 1st January, Monday
Shivaratri 14th February, Wednesday
Day after Doljatra (Holi) 3rd March, Saturday
Birth Day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling & Kalimpong District) 13th July Friday
Janmastami 3rd September, Monday
Mahasasthi of Durga Puja 15th October, Monday
Additional Day in connection with Durga Puja: ** 20th October, Saturday
22nd October, Monday &
23rd October, Tuesday
Additional Day for Lakshmi Puja 25th October, Thursday
Additional Day in connection with Kali Puja : 7th November, Wednesday &
8th November, Thursday
Bhatridwitya 9th November, Friday
Chhat Puja 13th November, Tuesday
Fateh-Dwaz-Daham 19th December, 21st November Wednesday

Note:

1) In the year 2018, the following festivals/ occasions fall on Sundays which are Public Holidays under the N.I. Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:

Yearly closing of Bank Account 1st April, Sunday
Additional Day in connection with Durga Puja 21st October, Sunday

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

No. 6007-F(P2)/FA/O/1H-04/12 Dated, 22nd September, 2017

The Governor is pleased to declare that the following days may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2018 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each:

** Easter Saturday 31st March, Saturday (for Christians only)
Mahabir Jayanti 29th March, Thursday (for Jains only)
** Baisakhi 14th April, Saturday (for Sikhs only)
Sab-e-Barat 2nd May, Wednesday (for Muslims only)
**Hul Diwas 30th June, Saturday (for Adivasi [Santal] only)
Karam Puja To be notified later on

Note:

1) In the year 2018, the holidays with double asterisk marks i.e. (**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN ALL TYPES OF HOLIDAYS INCLUDING HOLIDAYS FOR THE MUSLIM FESTIVALS

1) 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.

2) If there is any change in the date of Id-Ul-Fitre, Id-Ud-Zoha, 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.

3) 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./ News Papers 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
O.S.D. & E.O. Special Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 6005-F dated 22.09.2017, Source

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