Holiday List 2020 West Bengal

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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
NABANNA
325, Sarat Chatterjee Road, Howrah – 711102.

No. 5962 – F(P2) Dated, the 1 st November, 2019

NOTIFICATION

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
Doljatra9 th March, Monday
Good Friday10 th April, Friday
Bengali New Year’s Day / Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar14 th April, Tuesday
May Day 1 st May, Friday
Buddha Purnima 7 th May, Thursday
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore8 th May, Friday
Id-UI-Fitar25 th May, Monday
** Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid)1st August, Saturday
** Independence Day15 th August, Saturday
Mahalaya17 th September, Thursday
Birthday of Gandhiji 2 nd October, Friday
Durga Puja –
Saptami
** Astami
Vijaya Dasami

23 rd October, Friday
24 th October, Saturday
26 th October, Monday
Lakshmi Puja30 th October, Friday
** Kali Puja14 th November, Saturday
Birthday of Guru Nanak 30 th November, Monday
Christmas Day25 th December, Friday

Note:

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 Vivekananda12 th January, Sunday
ii) Republic Day26 th January, Sunday
iii) Muharram30 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 Accounts1 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 Day1st January, Wednesday
Additional day in connection with Saraswati Puja31 st January, Friday
Shivaratri 21 st February, Friday
Holi (Day after Doljatra)10 th March, Tuesday
Additional day in connection with Id-Ul-Fitar26 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 Puja19 th October, Monday
Chaturthi of Durga Puja20 th October, Tuesday
Panchami of Durga Puja21 st October, Wednesday
Mahasasthi of Durga Puja22 nd October, Thursday
Additional days in connection with Durga Puja27 th October, Tuesday,
28 th October, Wednesday &
29 th October, Thursday
Fateha-Dwaz-Daham30 th October, Friday
Bhatridwitya16 th November, Monday
Additional day in connection with Bhatridwitya17 th November, Tuesday
Day before Chhat Puja19 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-Barat9 th April, Thursday (For Muslims only)
** Easter Saturday11 th April, Saturday (For Christians only)
Baisakhi14 th April, Tuesday (For Sikhs only)
Hui Diwas30 th June, Tuesday [For Adivasi (Santal) only]
Karam PujaTo be notified later on

Note:

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.

Source: West Bengal Finance Department

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