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Centre announces 2nd and 4th Saturdays are bank holidays

The government on Thursday accepted a long-pending demand of workers that second and fourth Saturdays be declared holidays.

business Updated: Aug 21, 2015 08:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Bank holidays,Government decision,Public sector banks

The government on Thursday accepted a long-pending demand of workers that second and fourth Saturdays be declared holidays.

“The central government hereby declares the second and the fourth Saturday of every month as public holiday for banks in India, whether or not such banks are included in the Second Schedule,” a spokesperson said.

This will be implemented beginning September 1.

At present, all PSU and private sector banks work half-day on Saturdays. In case a month has five Saturdays, banks will be closed only on second and fourth Saturdays.

First Published: Aug 20, 2015 23:04 IST