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West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch
Kolkata, the 28th October,2013
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-Ptib(i) dated the 8th June,I957 the Governor «; pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year: 203.4,
Birthday of Netaji                                                : 23rd January, Thursday
Shree Panchsmi                                       : 4th February, Tuesday
Birthday of Dr S.R.Ambedkar                  : 14th  April, Monday
Bengali New Year's Day                          : 15th April. Tuesday
Good Friday                                              : 18th April, Friday
May Day                                                   : 1st  May, Thursday
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore          : 9th May, Friday
ID-UI-Fitar                                                            : 29th July, Tuesday
independence Day                                   : 15th  August, Friday
Mahaiaya                                                 : 23rd September, Tuesday

            Saptaroi                                               : 1st  October, Wednesday
            Astami & Birthday of Ghandhiji          : 2nd October, Thursday
    Nabami & Dssami                                : 3rd October, Friday
ID-Ud-ioha                                                : 6th October, Monday
Lakshmipuja                                             : 7th  October, Tuesday
Kali Puja                                                   : 23rd October, Thursday
Muhanram                                               : 4th  November, Tuesday
Birthday of Gurananak & Parswanath's
Ratbajatra       : 6th November/Thursday

Christmas Day                                          : 25th  December,.Thursday
(1) Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.
(2)  in the Year 2014, the following festivals/occasions fail on Sundays which-are Public Holidays under N.J.ACt: and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:
(i) Birthday of Swann Viyekananda      : 12th January, Sunday
(ii) Republic Day                                     : 25th January, Sunday
(iii)  Doljarra                                            : 16th  March , Sunday
(3) General instructions as laid down below in this -Notification 8007-F(P) dated 28.10.2013 are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.
Kolkata, the 28th October,2013
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,l957 the Governor Is pleased so declare the following day-to fee public holiday during the year 2014.
(1) Yearly closing of Bank Account       :  1st April, Tuesday
All the State Government Offices including Treasures , Sub-Treasuries shall remain open on the 1st April 2014 which has been declared as Public Holiday under N.I Act, under this Notification

        Kolkata, the 28th October,2013
The Governor is Pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2014, 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- Rove nee, Kolkata shall be closed :
Faieha-Dowax-Daham                            : 14th January, Tuesday
Mahasasths of Burgspuia                       : 30th September, Tuesday
**Ekadashi of Dupgapuja                      : 4th  October, Saturday
Additional day for Laxrnipuja               : 8th  October, Wednesday
immersion of Godess Kali                      : 24th October, Friday
** Bhatridwittya                                                : 25th  October, Saturday
(1) In 2014, Birthday of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (only for Darjeeling District) falls on 13th  July, Sunday and Janmastami- falls on 17th August, Sunday and are Public Holidays under N.I.Act. So, these day have not been included here.
(2) The holidays with double asterisk mark i.e.(**) are applicable to those government Offices where Saturday is not observed as full holiday.
No.8007 – F(p)    
Kolkata the 28th October,2013
The Governor is pleased to declare that, the following days may be observed as Sections: Holidays in the year 2014 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each;
** Easter Saturday                     : 19th April, Saturday (For Christian Only)
Buddha Pumfma                         : 14th  May, Wednesday (For Buddhist Only)
** Sab-e-Barat                            : 14th June, Saturday(for Muslims Only)
KaramPuja                                   : To be notified later only
Chhat Puja                                  : 29th  October, Wednesday
(1) in 2014 , Mahabirhayanti (for Jains Only) falls on 13th April, Sunday end Baisakhli (for Sikhs Only) falls on 14th  April, Monday and are Public Holidays under N.I. Act. So, these days have not been Included here
(2) The holidays with double asterisk- mark i.e.{**} are applicable to those Government Offices where Saturday is not observed aa full holiday.
(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 f Muharram, fateha-Duaz- Daham.Sab-e-Barat depending upon the sighting of the Moon, holiday will be declared by a separate order for the Oats 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/Newspapers and the Heads of Departments/Office of the State Government may take act ion according to such an announcement without waiting for formal order about the change of date.

By Order of the Governor,
O.S.D & E.O.Joint Sercretary to the
Government of west Bengal


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