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West Bengal Public Holiday List - 2015

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No, 8201 —F(P)         
Dated : 14th  October,2014
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 Hone 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 2015.


Birth Day of Swam! Vivekananda
 12th January, Monday
Birth day of Netaji
 23rd January, Friday
Republic Day
 26th January', Monday
Doljatra
 5th March, Thursday
Good Friday
 3ft* April, Friday
Birth day of Dr, B.R, Ambedkar
 14w April, Tuesday
Bengali New Year's Day
 15th April, Wednesday
May Day
 1st May, Friday
** Birth Day of Rabrndra Nath Tagore
 9th Way, Saturday
**iD-U l-Fitar
 18th July, Saturday
**Independence Day
 15th August, Saturday
ID-Ud-Joja
 25th  September, Friday
Birth Day of Gandhiji
 2nd  October, Friday
Mahalaya
 12th  October, Monday
Saptami, Durgapuja
 20th  October, Tuesday
Astami
 21st October, Wednesday
Nabami & Vijaya Dasami
 22nd October, Thursday
** Muharram
 24th October, Saturday
Lakshmi Pu]a
 26th October, Monday
Kalipuja
 10th November, Tuesday
Birth Day of Guru Nanak
 25th November, Wednesday
Christmas Day
 25th December, Friday


Note : Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.

1. In the year 2015, 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 hoiidays :

i)                    Shree Panchami - 2S*h January, 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 5204 —F|P) Dated -14-10- 2014 are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.

NO. 5202 - F (P)                                                                                  Dated: 14th October, 2014

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-pubfi) dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2015.

1, yearly dosing of Bank - 1st April, Wednesday

Note: All the State Government Offices including Treasures, Sub-Treasuries shat! remain open on the 1th April 2015 which has been declared as public Holiday under N.l Act, under
This Notification,

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-Duaz- Oaham, 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.l.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/-
 A.K.Das
 O.S.D & E.O. Joint Secretary to the

Government of West Bengal

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