West Bengal public holiday during the year 2016

Government of west Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

Notification

No. 7690-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(I) 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 JanuaryTuesday
** Birth day of Netaji23rd JanuarySaturday
Republic Day26th JanuaryTuesday
** Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami)13th FebruarySaturday
Dolijatra23rd MarchWednesday
Good Friday25th MarchFriday
Birth day of B.R.Ambedkar & Bengali New Year’s Day14th AprilThursday
ID-UL-Fitre6th JulyWednesday
Independence Day15th AugustMonday
ID-Ud-Joha12th SeptemberMonday
Mahalaya30th SeptemberFriday
Drugapuja

** Saptami

 Nabami

 Vijaya Dasami

 

8th October

10th October

11th October

 

 

Saturday

Monday

Tuesday

Muharram12th OctoberWednesday
** Lakshmi Puja15th OctoberSaturday
** Kalipuja29th OctoberSaturday
Birth day of Guru Nanak14th NovemberMonday

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.I Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:

IMay Day1st MaySunday
IIBirth Day of Rabindra Nath Tagore8th MaySunday
IIIBith Day of Gandhiji2nd OctoberSunday
IVAstami of Durgapuja9th OctoberSunday
VChristmas Day25th DecemberSunday

3.The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. (**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturday 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(I) dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following day to be public holiday during the year 2016.

  1. Yearly closing of Bank – 1st 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 JanuaryFriday
Day after Doljatra (Holi)24th MarchThursday
Birth day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt13th JulyWednesday (for Darjeeling Dist only)
Janmastami25th AugustThursday
Mahasasthi of Durgapuja7th OctoberFriday
Additional day in connection with Durga puja13th OctoberThursday
Additional day in connection with kali puja31st OctoberMonday
Bhatridwitiya1st NovemberTuesday
Fateha – Dwaz – Daham13th DecemberTuesday

NOTE:

1.In the year 2016, 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:

  1. 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.I. 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 MarchSaturday ( for Christians Only)
Baisakhi13th AprilWednesday ( for Sikhs Only)
Mahabirijayanti19th AprilTuesday ( for Jains Only)
** Buddha Purnima21st MaySaturday (for Buddhist Only)
Sab-e-Barat23rd MayMonday (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.I.Act and hence has not been included in the list of holiday

  1. i) Chat Puja – 6th November, Sunday
  2. The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. (**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturday are not observed as full holiday.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN ALL TYPES OF HOLIDAY 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-Ul-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

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