Holiday List 2020 for West Bengal Government Employees released by West Bengal Finance Department. In this list department-wise holiday published by the finance department for the calendar year 2020. The complete order and the Holiday Calender for West Bengal Govt Employees are stated below:-
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance (Audit) Department
325, Sarat Chatterjee Road, Howrah – 711102.
No. 5962 – F(P2) Dated, the 1 st November, 2019
In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881) read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-pub(l) dated 8 th June, 1957, the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year, 2020:-
|Birthday of Netaji||23 rd January, Thursday|
|Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami)||30 th January, Thursday|
|Doljatra||9 th March, Monday|
|Good Friday||10 th April, Friday|
|Bengali New Year’s Day / Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar||14 th April, Tuesday|
|May Day||1 st May, Friday|
|Buddha Purnima||7 th May, Thursday|
|Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore||8 th May, Friday|
|Id-UI-Fitar||25 th May, Monday|
|** Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid)||1st August, Saturday|
|** Independence Day||15 th August, Saturday|
|Mahalaya||17 th September, Thursday|
|Birthday of Gandhiji||2 nd October, Friday|
|Durga Puja –|
23 rd October, Friday
24 th October, Saturday
26 th October, Monday
|Lakshmi Puja||30 th October, Friday|
|** Kali Puja||14 th November, Saturday|
|Birthday of Guru Nanak||30 th November, Monday|
|Christmas Day||25 th December, Friday|
1. Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instruments Act (N. I. Act).
2. In the year, 2020, the following festivals/occasions fall on Sunday which are public holidays under the N. I. Act and hence, have not been included in the list of holidays :
|i) Birthday of Swami Vivekananda||12 th January, Sunday|
|ii) Republic Day||26 th January, Sunday|
|iii) Muharram||30 th August, Sunday|
|iv) Durga Puja – Nabami||25 th October, Sunday|
3. The holidays with double asterisk mark [i.e., (**)] are applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.
4. General Instructions as laid down in the Notification No. 5965-F(P2) dated 01.11.2019 hereinafter are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.
No. 5963 – F(P2) Dated, the 1 st November, 2019
In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881) read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-pub(l) dated 8 th June, 1957, the Governor is pleased to declare the following day to be public holiday during the year, 2020:-
|Yearly closing of Bank Accounts||1 st April, Wednesday|
(All State Government offices including Treasuries shall remain open on that date).
No. 5964 – F(P2) Dated, the 1 st November, 2019
The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year, 2020, 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, the Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata and the West Bengal State Beverages Corporation Ltd. shall be closed :-
|New Year’s Day||1st January, Wednesday|
|Additional day in connection with Saraswati Puja||31 st January, Friday|
|Shivaratri||21 st February, Friday|
|Holi (Day after Doljatra)||10 th March, Tuesday|
|Additional day in connection with Id-Ul-Fitar||26 th May, Tuesday|
|Birthday of Poet Bhanu Bhakt|
(For Darjeeling & Kalimpong district only)
|13 th July, Monday|
|Janmastami||11 th August, Tuesday|
|Tritia of Durga Puja||19 th October, Monday|
|Chaturthi of Durga Puja||20 th October, Tuesday|
|Panchami of Durga Puja||21 st October, Wednesday|
|Mahasasthi of Durga Puja||22 nd October, Thursday|
|Additional days in connection with Durga Puja||27 th October, Tuesday,|
28 th October, Wednesday &
29 th October, Thursday
|Fateha-Dwaz-Daham||30 th October, Friday|
|Bhatridwitya||16 th November, Monday|
|Additional day in connection with Bhatridwitya||17 th November, Tuesday|
|Day before Chhat Puja||19 th November, Thursday|
|Chhat Puja||20 th November, Friday|
No. 5965 – F(P2) Dated, the 1 st November, 2019
The Governor is pleased to declare that the following days may be observed as Sectional holidays in the year, 2020 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each:-
|Mahabir Jayanti||6 th April, Monday (For Jains only)|
|Sab-e-Barat||9 th April, Thursday (For Muslims only)|
|** Easter Saturday||11 th April, Saturday (For Christians only)|
|Baisakhi||14 th April, Tuesday (For Sikhs only)|
|Hui Diwas||30 th June, Tuesday [For Adivasi (Santal) only]|
|Karam Puja||To be notified later on|
The holiday with double asterisk mark [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(s) shall be allowed for any initially notified holiday(s), if any of the festivals subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off day / any other non working day or in the event of more than one festival/occasion falling on the same day.
2 ) If there is any change in the date of the festivals/occasions, viz., Id-Ul-Fitar, Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid), Muharram, Fateha-Dwaz-Daham and Sab-e-Barat, depending upon the sighting of the moon, holiday will be declared by separate order for the date on which the festival would be actually observed in lieu of the date originally notified as holiday for these festivals/occasions.
3) It may happen that the change of date of the above festivals/occasions has to be notified at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement would be made through TV / A.I.R / Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the State Government may take action according to such announcements without waiting for formal order regarding the change of date.
By order of the Governor,
Sd/- D. K. Mahapatra
OSD & E.O. Special Secretary
to the Government of West Bengal
That was the order of Holiday List 2020 for West Bengal Government Employees.