West Bengal State Government Holiday List 2017

Government of West Bengal Notification – Holiday List 2017

WB Govt has issued a Notification for Holiday List 2017

West Bengal Holiday List 2017

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL

Finance [Audit] Department, 10th floor

“NABANNA”

Mandirtala, Howrah – 711 102

No.: 5603 – F(P2).

Dated: 27.10.2016

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation Lo 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 2017.

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda 12th January Thursday
Birthday of Netaji 23rd January Monday
Republic Day 26th January Thursday
Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami) 1stFebruary Wednesday
Good Friday & Birth day of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar 14thApril Friday
**Bengali New Years Day 15thApril Saturday
May Day 1stMay Monday
Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore 9thMay Tuesday
Id-U1-Fitar 26thJune Monday
Independence Day 15thAugust Tuesday
**Id-Ud-Joha 2ndSeptember Saturday
Mahalaya 19thSeptember Tuesday
Mahasaptami 27thSeptember Wednesday
Durga Pooja Mahaastami 28thSeptember Thursday
Mahanabami 29thSeptember Thursday
**Vijaya Dasami 30thSeptember Saturday
Birthday of Gandhiji 2ndOctober Monday
Lakshmi Puja 5thOctober Thursday
Kalipuja 19thOctober Thursday
**Birthday of Guru Nanak 4thNovember Saturday
Christmas Day 25thDecember Monday

Note:Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.
1.In the year 2017, 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:

Dolijatra 12thMarch Sunday
Muharram 1stOctober Sunday

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

3.General instructions as laid below in this Notification no.5603-F[p2], dated 27.10.2016are to be followed in case of Muslim Festivals.

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 days to be public holidays during the year 2017.

Note:The Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday including Treasuries, Sub-Treasuries shall remain open on the 151 April,2017 which has been declared as public Holiday under N.I. Act, under this Notification.

The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the Year 2017, Which are not declared to be Public Holidays, the officers under the Government of West Bengal With the exception of the officers of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata shall be Closed.

Shivaratri 24thFebruary Friday
Day after Doljatra (Holi) 13thMarch Monday
Birth day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling District only) 13thJuly Thursday
Janmastami 14thAugust Monday
Mahasasthi of Durgapuja 26thSeptember Tuesday
Additional day in Connection with Durgapuja 3rdOctober, 4thOctober Tuesday, Wednesday
Additional day for Lakshmipuja 6thOctober Friday
Additional day in Connection with Kalipuja 20thOctober Friday
Additional day in connection with Kalipuja & Bhatridwitya 21stOctober Saturday
Fateha- Dwaz-Daham 2ndDecember Saturday

Note

I)In the year 2017, 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:

New Year’s Day (2017 A.D) 1stJanuary Sunday
Ekadashi of Durga puja 1stOctober Sunday

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

The Governor is pleased that the following days may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the Year 2017 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each:

Easter Saturday (for Chrirtians Only) 15thApril Saturday
Baisakhi(for Sikh only) 15thApril Saturday
Buddha Punima (for Buddhist only) 10thMay Wednesday
Sab-e-Barat (for Muslims only) 12thMay Friday
Karam Puja To be Notified Later on
Chhat Puja 26thOctober Thursday

Note

I) In the year 2017, 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:

Mahabir Jayanti (for Jains Only) 9th April Sunday

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

GENERAL INSTURCTIONS TO BE FOLLWED IN ALL TYPES OPF HOLIDAYS INCLUDING HOLIDAY 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. 02. If there is any change in the date of Id-Ul-Fitre, Id-Uz-Joha, 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. 03. 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.LR I Newspapers 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

D.K.Mahapatra

Special Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

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