Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2016

Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda: 12th January, Tuesday, **Birth day of Netaji: 23rd January, Saturday, Republic Day: 26th January, Tuesday, **Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami): 13th February.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 7690-F(P2) Dated: 3rd November, 2015

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 2016.

Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda12th January, Tuesday
**Birth day of Netaji23rd January, Saturday
Republic Day26th January, Tuesday
**Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami)13th February, Saturday
Doljatra23rd March, Wednesday
Good Friday25th March, Friday
Birth day of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar & Bengali New Year’s Day14th April, Thursday
ID-UL-Fitre6th July, Wednesday
Independence Day15th August, Monday
ID-Ud-Joha12th September, Monday
Mahalaya30th September, Friday
Durgapuja 
**Saptami8th October, Saturday
Nabami10th October, Monday
Vijaya Dasami11th October, Tuesday
Muharram12th October, Wednesday
**Lakshmi Puja15th October, Saturday
**Kalipuja29th October, Saturday
Birth Day of Guru Nanak14th November, Monday

NOTE:

1. Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.

2. In the year 2016, the following festivals/occasions fall on Sundays which are public holidays under N.l Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:

i)May Day1st May, Sunday
ii)Birth Day of Rabindra Nath Tagore8th May, Sunday
iii)Birth Day of Gandhiji2nd October, Sunday
iv)Astami of Durgapuja9th October, Sunday
v)Christmas Day25th December, Sunday

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

4. General Instructions as laid down below in this Notification 7694-F(P2) Dated – 3rd November, 2015 are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.

NO. 7691-F (P2) Dated: 3rd November, 2015

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 day to be public holiday during the year 2016.

1Yearly closing of Bank1st April, Friday.

NOTE: All the State Government Offices including Treasuries, Sub-Treasuries shall remain open on the 1st April 2016 which has been declared as public Holiday under N.I. Act, under this Notification.

NO. 7692-F (P2) Dated: 3rd November, 2015

The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2016, 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 (2016 A.D)1st January, Friday
Day after Doljatra (Holi)24th March, Thursday
Birth day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt13th July, Wednesday (for Darjeeling Dist only)
Janmastami25th August, Thursday
Mahasasthi of Durgapuja7th October, Friday
Additional day in connection with Durga Puja13th October, Thursday & 14th October, Friday
Additional day in connection with Kali Puja31st October, Monday
Bhatridwitiya Fateha – Dwaz- Daham1st November, Tuesday
Fateha-Dwaz-Daham13th December, Tuesday

NOTE

1. In the year 2016, the following festivals/occasions fall on Sundays which are public holidays under N.l Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays :

i) Additional day in connection with Laxmipuja: 16th October, Sunday

ii) Additional day in connection with kali puja: 30th October, Sunday

2. Ekadashi of Durgapuja falls on 12th October which is a public holiday under N.l Act for Muharram and hence has not been included here.

NO. 7693-F (P2) Dated: 3rd November, 2015

The Governor is pleased to declare that the following days may be observed as sectional holidays in the year 2016 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each:

** Easter Saturday26th March, Saturday (for Christians only)
Baisakhi13th April, Wednesday (for Sikhs Only)
Mahabirjayanti19th April, Tuesday (for Jains Only)
**Buddha Purnima21st May, Saturday (for Buddhist Only)
Sab-e-Barat23rd May, Monday (for Muslims only)
Karam Pujato be notified later on

NOTE

1. In the year 2016, the following festival/occasion falls on Sunday which are public holidays under N.l Act and hence has not been included in the list of holidays :

1Chhat Puja6th November, 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.

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

1) No substitute holiday should 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-UI-Fitre, ID-Ud-Zoha, Muharram, Fateha-Dwaz-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/-
O.S.D. & E.O. Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 7690-F dated 03.11.2015, Source

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