Bank holidays in India are declared as public holidays under explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. The holiday declared under NI Act is applicable exclusively to the banks located within the administration area of specific State and Union Territory. In other States and Union territories where it is not a holiday, banks remain opened and allow normal banking transaction similar to any other working days.
List of Holidays
i. For PUDUCHERRY AND KARAIKAL REGIONS
|1||01.01.2019||Tuesday||NEW YEAR DAY|
|3||16.01.2019||Wednesday||Thiruvalluvar Day/Mattu Pongal|
|5||01.04.2019||Monday||BANKS ANNUAL CLOSING OF ACCOUNTS|
|8||05.06.2019||Wednesday||EIDUL-UL- FITR (RAMZAN)|
|11||16.08.2019||Friday||DE JURE TRANSFER DAY|
|13||02.10.2019||Wednesday||MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTHI|
|14||07.10.2019||Monday||AYUDHA PUJA/SARASWATHI PUJA|
|15||01.11.2019||Friday||Puduchery Liberation Day|
|16||10.11.2019||Sunday||EID MILAD UN NABI|
ii. For MAHE REGION
- Saturday, the 26th January 2019: Republic Day
- Monday, the 15th April 2019: Vishu 2nd Day
- Friday, the 19th April 2019: Good Friday
- Wednesday, the 1st May 2019: May Day
iii. For YANAM Region:
Holiday on 16.01.2019 cancelled from the holiday list of Puducherry & Karaikal region
Holiday on 06.04.2019 Friday for Telegu New Year’s day (UGADI) added to the the holiday list of Puducherry & Karaikal region
All Sundays and 2nd & 4th Saturdays are Bank Holidays under the explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. (This holiday rule is applicable to all commercial and co-operative banks operating in entire India).
If any of the holidays for the festivals of Muslim fraternity notified above does not fall on the date notified, the holiday date may be altered by the concerned government or the community fraternity in government service may be granted special holidays on the date observable.
Disclaimer: Every effort has been taken to avoid errors or omissions in the list of holidays published above. In spite of this, it is possible that any changes in holiday dates, mistake, errors, ambiguity, inconsistency, discrepancy or doubts may inadvertently creep up. The readers are therefore requested to be guided by the holiday list announced by the banks of respective states/UT or by the IBA for correct and as authentic information. Author or anyone connected directly or indirectly to this website accepts no responsibility whatsoever and will not be liable for any losses, claims or damages which may arise because of the contents of this write-up.