Monday, December 12, 2011

West Bengal Announced List of holidays for the year 2012

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 10972-F(P)

 
                               Kolkata, the 7th December, 2011.

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(I) dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2012.

 

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FESTIVAL

DATE

DAY

1.

Netaji’s Birthday

23rd January

Monday

2.

Republic Day

26th January

Thursday

3.

** Shree Panchami

28th January

Saturday

4.

Dol  Jatra

8th March

Thursday

5.

Good Friday

6th April

Friday

6.

** Bengali New Years’ Day

14th April

Saturday

7.

May Day

1st May

Tuesday

8.

Independence Day

15th August

Wednesday

9.

Id-Ul-Fitre

20th August

Monday

10.

Gandhiji’s Birthday

2nd October

Tuesday

11.

Mahalaya 

15th October

Monday

12.

Durga Puja           
    Ashtami


22nd October


Monday

13.

Nabami

23rd October

Tuesday

14.

Dasami

24th October

Wednesday

15.

**   Id-Uz-Zoha

27th October

Saturday

16.

Lakshmi Puja

29th October

Monday

17.

Kali Puja

13th November

Tuesday

18.

Guru Nanak’s Birthday &Parswanath’s Rathajatra

28th November

Wednesday

19.

Christmas Day

25th December

Tuesday

NOTE :

(1) Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instruments Act.
(2) In the year 2012, 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 :

1. Saptami of Durga Puja 21st October
2. Muharram 25th November

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

   (4) General Instructions laid down below Notification No. 10975-F(P), dated 07.12.2011. Enclosed herewith are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.

No. 10973-F(P)                                Kolkata, the 7th December, 2011.

   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(I) dated 8th June, 1957, the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be Public Holidays during the year 2012.

1. Yearly closing Bank’ Account 2nd April, Monday
2. Half-Yearly closing of Bank’s Account 29th September, Saturday

NOTE :

   All the State Government Offices including Treasuries, Sub-Treasuries shall remain open on the 2nd April, 2012, which has been declared as Public Holidays under N.I. Act, under this Notification. However, those Government offices where Saturdays are not observed as full holidays will remain open on 29th September, 2012.

No. 10974-F(P)                                Kolkata, the 7th December, 2011.

   The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2012, 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 Revenue, Kolkata shall be closed :

1. Birthday of Swami Vivekananda 12th January Thursday
2. Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore 8th May Tuesday
3. Birthday of Poet Bhanu Bhakt
(For Darjeeling District only)

13th July

Friday
4. Janmastami 9th August Thursday
5. Ekadasi of Durga Puja 25th October Thursday
6. Bhatridwitiya 15th November Thursday

NOTE :

   In the year 2012, Fateh Duaz Daham (5th February) falls on Sunday which is Public Holiday under N.I. Act and as such the day has not been included in the above list.

No.  10975-F(P)                                Kolkata, the 7th December, 2011.

   The Governor is pleased to declare that the following days may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2012 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each :-

1. Mahabir Jayanti 4th April, Wednesday (for Jains only)
2. ** Easter Saturday 7th April, Saturday (for Christians only)
3. Baisakhi  13th April, Friday (for Sikhs only)
4. Sabe Barat   6th July, Friday (for Muslims only)

NOTE :

   (1) In 2012, Buddha Purnima (for Buddhist only) falls on 6th May which is a Sunday and a Public Holiday under N.I. Act. So, the day has 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.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN ALL TYPES OF HOLIDAYS INCLUDING HOLIDAYS FOR THE MUSLIM FESTIVALS

   (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-Ul-Fitre, Id-Uz-Zoha, Muharram, Fateh-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) It may happen that the change of date of the 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/Offices of the State Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

                 By Order of the Governor,

Sd/-
A.K. Das
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

Source: www.wbfin.nic.in

1 comment:

  1. The notice will simply confuse the schools which are already confused with such confusing circular.

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