HOLIDAY

Holiday

West Bengal Government Notification related to Government Holidays, Public Holidays, Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act (N.I. Act) etc.

Public holiday on Poll Days of Parliamentary Election, 2024

The public holiday is on account of Ram Navami, 2024.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s “Prakash Purab” is a sectional holiday.

 Declaration of Public Holidays in 2024 under N.I. Act, 1881

Celebration of Parshwanath’s Rathajatra, 2023

List of Holidays in Primary Schools in West Bengal for 2024

HOLIDAY LIST FOR WEST BENGAL GOVT EMPLOYEES-2024

State Government Holiday on account of Karam Puja, 2023

 

In view of the 18th General Elections to the House of People, 2024 (Parliamentary Elections, 2024) scheduled to be held on 19th, 26th April, 2024, 7th, 13th, 20th, 25th May, 2024 and 1st June, 2024

Governor is pleased to declare 17th April, 2024 (Wednesday) as Public Holiday on the occasion of “Ram Navami” under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

Governor is pleased to declare that ‘Prakash Purab’ of Guru Gobind Singh Ji will be observed as Sectional Holiday for the employees belonging to Sikh community.

Governor is pleased to declare the following days as Public Holidays under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

LIST OF HOLIDAYS FOR FREE PRIMARY/ JUNIOR BASIC SCHOOLS OF WEST BENGAL FOR THE YEAR 2024 (1st January – 31st December, 2024)

The State Government has decided to observe Parshwanath’s Rathajatra which also falls on the 27th November 2023.

Governor is also pleased to notify that 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 on the days as specified.

Governor has been pleased to declare State Government Holiday on the 25th September, 2023 (Monday) for the State Government Offices, Local Bodies, Statutory Bodies, Boards, Corporations, Undertakings etc.

Every year 1st July is celebrated as Doctors’ Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Ex-Chief Minister of West Bengal and a half day holiday for the offices under the State Government is notified.

All State Government offices shall be closed at 2:00 PM on the 25th May, 2023 (Thursday) on the occasion of JAMAI SHASTHI.

 

·         Summer Vacation in Madrasah w.e.f. 2nd May, 2023

I am directed to inform all concern that the Recognised Madrasahs (Government Model Madrasahs (English Medium), Non-Government Aided Madrasahs and Un-aided Madrasahs) will remain closed from 02/05/2023 until further instruction.

·         Summer Vacation in Schools w.e.f. 2nd May, 2023

Summer Vacation is declared in schools due to heat wave and prevailing situation on and from 2nd May, 2023 until further instructions except for the schools in hill areas of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts.

·         Public Holiday on account of Mahavir Jayanti, 2023

Governor has been pleased to declare the 3rd April, 2023 (Monday) as Public Holiday on the occasion of “Mahavir Jayanti” under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

·         List of Holidays in Primary Schools in West Bengal for 2023

I am directed to forward herewith the aforementioned Memo of the Department of School Education along with the approved Holiday List for the academic year 2023.

·         Closure of Office due to sad demise of Shri Subrata Saha, Hon’ble MoS

Due to sad demise of Shri Subrata Saha, Hon’ble Minister of State, Government of West Bengal, all Government Offices will be closed on 29.12.2022 from 2.00 p.m. for paying homage and respect to the departed soul of the dignitary.

·         Model Holiday List by WBBSE for Academic Session, 2023

Model Holiday List for 2023 for all Recognised Junior High/ Secondary Schools (Govt./ Govt. Sponsored/ Non-Govt.-Aided/ D.A. getting/ Unaided) under West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.

·         Revised Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2023

This Holiday List shall be treated as model holiday List for the Academic Year-2023. The adjustment in Holiday(s) is permissible as per local need for festival and for any natural disaster subject to approval of the M.C./ Administrator as the case may be.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2023

Heads of all recognized Madrasahs are being instructed to follow the List of holidays – 2023 as per specimen list of holidays attached herewith.

·         Holiday on account of Day after Christmas, 2022

Governor is pleased to declare 26th December, 2022 (Monday) as holiday being the day after ‘Christmas’ for the State Government Offices.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Government Employees, 2023

Governor is pleased to declare that the days as specified at List-III may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2023 for the employees of different

communities mentioned against the day.

 

·         Public Holiday on account of Bhatridwitya on 27.10.2022

Governor is pleased to declare the 27th October, 2022 (Thursday) as a Public Holiday on account of Bhratridwitiya under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

·         Advisory to all the Head of Institutions regarding Karam Puja, 2022

You are advised not to conduct any examination in your school on 6th September, 2022 . In case, if such examination is already scheduled, then all concerned are advised to postpone the same.

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Karam Puja, 2022

Governor is pleased to declare 6th September, 2022 [Tuesday] as a Sectional Holiday on occasion of KARAM PUJA for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities employed in State Govt. Offices all over the State.

·         Holiday on account of Rakhi Bandhan in West Bengal on 11.08.2022

Governor is pleased to declare 11th August, 2022 (Thursday) as a holiday on account of “Rakhi Bandhan” festival in West Bengal.

·         Holiday for Celebration of Doctors’ Day and Rathayatra on 01.07.2022

Every year 1st July is celebrated as Doctors’ Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Ex-Chief Minister of West Bengal, and a half day holiday for the offices under State Government is notified.

·         Reopening of Schools in West Bengal w.e.f. 27.06.2022

Govt./ Govt. aided/ sponsored schools will re-open after summer vacation, with effect from 27/06/2022 maintaining all COVID norms and protocols.

·         Summer Vacation in Schools Extended upto 26th June, 2022

The competent authority has decided to extend the summer vacation till 26th June, 2022 or until further instructions whichever is earlier except for the schools in hilly areas of the Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts.

·         Holiday List observed by West Bengal Judicial Academy during 2022

Approved List of Holidays & Vacations of the City Civil Court, Calcutta for the year 2022 to be observed by the West Bengal Judicial Academy in the year 2022.

·         Revised Model Holiday List by WBBSE for Academic Session, 2022

Revised Model Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for the Academic Session 2022 (01.01.2022 to 31.12.2022)

·         Holiday on account of Birth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thakur on 30.03.2022

State Government has decided to declare 30th March, 2022 (Wednesday) as holiday on account of Birth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thakur in place of 10th April, 2022 (Sunday)

 

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, 2022

Shivaratri 1st March, Tuesday, Doljatra 18th March, Friday, *Holi (Day after Dol Jatra) 19th March, Saturday, *Councils’ Foundation Day 3rd April, Sunday, *Birthday of Sri Sri Haricharan Thakur 10th April, Sunday, Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar & Mahavir Jayanti 14th April, Thursday, Bengali New Year’s Day & Good Friday 15th April, Friday, *Easter Saturday (Christian…

·         Closure of Office due to sad demise of Shri Sadhan Pande, Hon’ble MIC

Due to sad demise of Shri Sadhan Pande, Hon’ble Minister, Government of West Bengal, all Government Offices will be closed on 21.02.2022 from 2.00 p.m. for paying homage and respect to the departed soul of the dignitary.

·         Closure of Office due to sad demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar

All offices of the Government of West Bengal shall be closed in the 2nd half of 7th February, 2022 (Monday) as a mark of respect to the departed icon of India, Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar.

·         Holiday List of Primary Schools of West Bengal, 2022

Approved Holiday List for Primary Schools of West Bengal under DPSC/ PSC for the Academic year 2022 subject to the Government Orders in connection with COVID-19.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2022

Heads of all recognized Madrasahs are being requested to follow the List of holidays – 2022 (01 January, 2022 to 31 December, 2022) as per specimen list of holidays attached herewith.

·         Model Holiday List by WBBSE for Academic Session, 2022

Model Holiday List for 2022 Academic Session to the Heads of all Recognised Schools (Govt./ Govt. Sponsored/ Non-Govt.-Aided/ D.A. getting/ Unaided) under West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Government Employees, 2022

Governor is pleased to declare the days as specified at List I below to be Public Holidays during the year 2022. List II which are not declared to be public holidays. List III observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2022.

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Karam Puja, 2021

Governor is pleased to declare 17th September (Friday), 2021 as a Sectional Holiday on occasion of “KARAM PUJA” for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities employed in State Govt. Offices all over the State.

·         Sad demise of Shri Rachhpal Singh, Former Minister

Due to sad demise of Shri Rachhpal Singh, former Minister, Government of West Bengal, all State Government Offices will be closed today i.e. 8th July, 2021 from 4.00 p.m.

·         State Govt. Holiday on account of National Doctors’ Day, 2021

To celebrate the National Doctors’ Day, the State Government has decided to observe 1st July, 2021 (Thursday) as a State Government holiday in all State Government Offices.

 

·         Holiday for Celebration of JAMAI SHASTHI, 2021

To celebrate the occasion of JAMAI SHASTHI, all office under the control of the Government of West Bengal shall remain closed on the 16th June 2021 (Wednesday).

·         Summer Vacation in all Schools from 20.04.2021

Due to heat wave and prevailing situation summer vacation shall begin in all schools on and from 20.04.2021 until further order.

·         Cash Compensation for the Block Development Officers

Governor is pleased to accord approval towards payment in one lump of Cash Compensation to all the Block Development Officers of the State which will be equivalent to 30 (thirty) days of their Pay and Dearness Allowances for every completed year of service.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2021

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, the High Madrasah, Alim and Fazil Examinations of the Board has been scheduled to be held in the month of June, 2021 in lieu of the month of February. Considering the above changes the list of holidays for the academic session 2021 needs to be adjusted accordingly.

·         Holiday List observed by West Bengal Judicial Academy during 2021

LIST OF HOLIDAYS TO BE OBSERVED BY THE CITY CIVIL COURT AT CALCUTTA IN THE YEAR 2021.

·         Schedule of General Election to West Bengal Legislative Assembly, 2021

All Government Offices, Organizations under it, Undertakings, Corporations, Boards, Statutory and Local Bodies, Educational Institutions etc. situated within the Assembly Constituency will remain closed on the respective dates so that every employee is able to exercise his/her right to franchise in the election.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 2021

As regular classes are suspended due to covid pandemic, the list of holidays is as per holiday list of West Bengal Govt. No holiday can be adjusted for months when regular classes will remain suspended.

·         Holiday List of WBCHSE, 2021

Rathayatra: 12th July, Monday, Birthday of Poet Bhanu Bhakat (For Darjeeling & Kalimpong District only): 13th July, Tuesday, Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid): 21st July, Wednesday, *Independence Day: 15th August, Sunday, Muharram: 19th August, Thursday, Janmastami: 30th August, Monday.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2021

Governor is pleased to declare the days as specified at List I below to be Public Holidays during the year 2021. List II which are not declared to be public holidays. List III observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2021.

·         Pranab Mukherjee passed away – State Govt. declared Holiday

As a mark of respect to the departed soul of the former President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, a glorious son of Bengal, all State Government offices, Urban and Rural Bodies, Corporations, Undertakings, Educational institutions and other offices/ institutions under the control of the Government of West Bengal shall be closed tomorrow the 1st September,…

 

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Karam Puja, 2020

Governor is pleased to declare 29th August (Saturday), 2020 as a Sectional Holiday on occasion of “KARAM PUJA” for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities employed in State Govt. Offices all over the State.

·         All Saturdays shall be Public Holidays in All Bank Branches

Governor is pleased to declare that all Saturdays shall be public holidays in respect of all bank branches working in the State of West Bengal, in addition to the existing holidays on 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

·         Holiday on Birth Anniversary of Late Dr. B. C. Roy (01.07.2020)

State Government has decided to observe 1st July, 2020 (Wednesday) as a State Government holiday in all State Government Offices, Educational Institutions, Rural and Urban Bodies, other Grant-in-Aid Institutions, Boards, Corporations etc.

·         Holiday due to the Auspicious Rathayatra Festival, 2020

In order to enable the employees to observe the auspicious occasion and to pay obeisance to the Lord while at home, it has been decided that all Offices shall remain closed on 23rd June 2020.

·         Half Day Holiday due to sad demise of Shri Abani Mohan Joardar

Due to sad demise of Shri Abani Mohan Joardar, former Minister, Government of West Bengal, Offices will be closed for the 2nd half of the day today i.e. 12th June, 2020 to enable everyone to pay homage and respect to the departed soul of the former Minister.

·         Public Holiday in connection with Saraswati Puja, 2020

State Government has decided to declare holiday on 29th January, 2020 (Wednesday) in connection with Saraswati Puja in addition to already declared 30th and 31st January, 2020, for all State Government offices.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 2020

Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for the year 2020 which is applicable for all recognized secondary schools in West Bengal.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2020

Birthday of Netaji – 23rd January, Thursday; Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami) – 30th January, Thursday; Doljatra – 9th March, Monday; Good Friday – 10th April, Friday; Bengali New Year’s Day/ Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar – 14th April, Tuesday;

·         General Holiday on account of Chhat Puja, 2019

CHHAT PUJA will be celebrated this year (2019) on 2nd November and 3rd November, which fall on Saturday and Sunday respectively. In view of this 4th November (Monday), 2019 is declared as a General Holiday in West Bengal.

·         Half Holiday on account of Viswakarma Puja, 2019

On occasion of VISWAKARMA PUJA which falls on 18th September (Wednesday), 2019, the Governor has been pleased to declare that all State Government offices shall be closed at 2:00 P.M on that day.

 

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Karam Puja, 2019

Governor is pleased to declare 9th September (Monday), 2019 as a Sectional Holiday on occasion of “KARAM PUJA” for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities.

·         Holiday on Birth Day of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, 2019

Offices under the Government of West Bengal will be closed at 2 P.M. on Monday, the 1st day of July, 2019 on account of the Birth Day of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Ex-Chief Minister of West Bengal.

·         Opening of School after Summer Vacation, 2019

Considering the changed weather conditions, it has been decided that all schools will remain closed upto 08.06.2019 and will open on 10.06.2019. Similar action is recommended for all un-aided schools also.

·         Suspension of Classes in Madrasah due to Cyclonic Storm

All Govt. and Non-Govt. aided-Madrasahs located in Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata shall remain closed on 3rd May and 4th May, 2019.

·         Public holiday on Poll Days of Parliamentary Election, 2019

In view of the Parliamentary Election-2019 to be held on 11th, 18th, 23rd & 29th April, 2019 and 6th, 12th & 19th May, 2019 in the respective Parliamentary Constituency/ Assembly Constituency, the Government has declared the said days as public holidays.

·         Half day Holiday to mourn Nirupam Sen’s Death

All Offices shall be closed at 4 PM today i.e. 24th December, 2018 to enable everyone to pay homage and respect to the former Minister, Government of West Bengal, Late Shri Nirupam Sen.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2019

Uniform list of maximum number of holidays to be observed in the academic session-2019 (01 January, 2019 to 31 December, 2019). The maximum numbers of holidays for this academic session will be 65 days.

·         Holiday List of WBCHSE, 2019

The President of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education is pleased to declare that the Council will observe the following holidays during the year, 2019.

·         Annual Academic Calendar 2019 and Holiday List of Schools

Annual Academic Calendar, 2019 and Holiday List, 2019 for all recognized secondary schools in West Bengal published by West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 2019

Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for the year 2019 which is applicable for all recognized secondary schools in West Bengal.

 

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Chhat Puja, 2018

It is gathered that Chhat Puja will be celebrated this year on 13th & 14th November, 2018. The State Government has already declared holiday on 13th November, 2018.

·         Holiday on Fateha-Dwaz-Dahm (Milad-un-Nabi), 2018

21st November, 2018, Wednesday will be treated as a Holiday on account of Fateha-Dwaz-Dahm (Milad-un-Nabi) in place of 19th December, 2018, Wednesday.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2019

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda: 12th January, Saturday, Birthday of Netaji: 23rd January, Wednesday, Republic Day: 26th January, Saturday, Doljatra: 21st March, Thursday, Bengali New Year’s Day: 15th April, Monday.

·         Half Holiday on account of Viswakarma Puja, 2018

On occasion of VISWAKARMA PUJA which falls on 17th September (Monday), 2018, the Governor has been pleased to declare that all State Government offices shall be closed at 2:00 P.M on that day.

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Karam Puja, 2018

Governor is pleased to declare 20th September (Thursday), 2018 as a Sectional Holiday on occasion of “KARAM PUJA” for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities.

·         Half day Holiday to mourn Vajpayee’s Death

All Offices under Government of West Bengal shall remain closed for the second half today i.e. 17th August, 2018 to enable everyone to pay homage and respect to the former Prime Minister, Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

·         Suspension of Classes due to Heat Wave in June, 2018

Due to extreme hot weather conditions prevailing in the State it has been decided that classes will remain suspended in all Govt., Govt. Sponsored and Non-Govt. aided schools from 20.06.2018 to 30.06.2018.

·         Holiday for Celebration of Jamai Sasthi, 2018

All offices under the Government of West Bengal shall be closed at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday the 19th June, 2018 in view of celebration of JAMAI SASTHI.

·         Panchayat General Elections 2018 – Revised Public Holiday

Governor is pleased to declare 14th May, 2018 (Monday) to be a public holiday under the N.I. Act, 1881 for the aforesaid districts for Panchayat General Elections 2018.

·         Panchayat General Elections 2018 – Public Holiday

Governor is hereby pleased to declare 1st, 3rd and 5th of May 2018 as public holidays in view of Panchayat General Elections 2018.

 

·         Additional Holiday on account of May Day in West Bengal

Governor is pleased to declare State Government holiday on 2nd May, 2018 (Wednesday), in addition to 1st May, 2018 in order to celebrate May Day in a befitting manner.

·         Holiday List of WBCHSE, 2018

The President of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) is pleased to declare that the Council will observe following holidays during the year 2018.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2018

Uniform list of maximum number of holidays to be observed in the academic session, 2018 (01 January, 2018 to 31 December, 2018).

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 2018

Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for the year 2018 which is applicable for all recognized secondary schools in West Bengal.

·         Annual Academic Calendar 2018 and Holiday List of Schools

Annual Academic Calendar, 2018 and Holiday List, 2018 for all recognized secondary schools in West Bengal published by West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Chhat Puja, 2017

Governor is pleased to declare 26th October, 2017 (Thursday) as a Sectional holiday and 27th October (Friday) as a General holiday for State Govt. Offices.

·         General Holiday on account of Chhat Puja, 2017

Governor is pleased to declare 26th October, 2017 as a Holiday on account of “CHHAT PUJA” for all the Employees of State Government and Govt. Undertakings.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2018

Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda: 12th January, Friday, Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami): 22nd January, Monday, Birth Day of Netaji: 23rd January, Tuesday, 2018.

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Karam Puja, 2017

Governor is pleased to declared 2nd September, 2017 (Saturday) as a Sectional Holiday on account of ‘KARAM PUJA’ for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities.

·         Holiday on account of Birth Day of Late Dr. B.C. Roy, 2017

No separate notification of holiday on account of the Birth Day of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Ex-Chief Minister of West Bengal is required to be issued.

 

·         Holiday for Celebration of Jamai Sasthi, 2017

All offices under the Government of West Bengal shall be closed at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday the 31st May, 2017 in view of celebration of JAMAI SASTHI.

·         Local Holiday for Bye-Election at Kanthi Dakshin Constituency

As per schedule for the bye-election to 216-Kanthi Dakshin Assembly Constituency as announced by the Election Commission of India, the date of poll is 09.04.2017, Sunday.

·         Public Holiday on account of BUDDHA PURNIMA (10.05.2017)

Governor is pleased to declare 10th May, 2017 (Wednesday), as a holiday on account of ‘BUDDHA PURNIMA’, for State Government Offices, Local Bodies, Boards, Corporations etc.

·         Revised Annual Academic Calendar and Holiday List, 2017

Revised Annual Academic Calendar, 2017 and Holiday List, 2017 in cancellation of the Memo No. D.S.(Aca)/355/A/25/1 dated 07.12.2016.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2017

Madrasahs shall have to observe a uniform list of holidays for the year 2017. The maximum numbers of holidays for this academic session will be 65 days.

·         Annual Academic Calendar 2017 and Holiday List of Schools

Annual Academic Calendar, 2017 and Holiday List, 2017 for all recognized secondary schools in West Bengal published by West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 2017

Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for the year 2017 which is applicable for all recognized secondary schools in West Bengal.

·         Public Holiday on account of Fateha-Dwaz-Daham, 2016

Governor is pleased to declare 12th December, 2016 (Monday), as a Holiday on account of Fateha-Dwaz-Daham, in place of 13th December, 2016 (Tuesday).

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2017

Kalipuja: 19th October; Additional day in connection with Kalipuja: 20th October; Bhatridwitya: 21st October; Birthday of Guru Nanak: 4th November; Fateha-Dwaz-Daham: 2nd December;

·         General Holiday on account of Chhat Puja, 2016

Governor is pleased to declare 7th November, 2016 as a Holiday on account of “CHHAT PUJA” for all the Employees of State Government and Govt. Undertakings.

 

·         Holiday on account of Durgapuja (Panchami), 2016

Governor is pleased to declare 6th October, 2016, Thursday as a Holiday on account of Durgapuja (Panchami) under the N.I. Act, 1881.

·         Public Holiday on account of Id-Ud-Joha, 2016

Governor is pleased to declare 13th September, 2016, Tuesday as Public Holiday on account of Id-Ud-Joha under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Karam Puja, 2016

Governor is pleased to declare 13th September, 2016 as a Sectional Holiday on account of “KARAM PUJA” for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities employed in W.B.

·         Declaration of Local Holiday on WBJEE (Medical), 2016

Declaration of Local Holiday on 20th July, 2016, the date of holding West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (Medical), 2016.

·         West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (Medical), 2016

Governor has been pleased to direct that 20th July 2016 is hereby declared as local holidays and the regular academic and other activities in the schools shall remain closed.

·         Local Holiday – Joint Entrance Exam (Medical), 2016

Governor has been pleased to direct the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board to conduct the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (Medical), 2016.

·         2 days Holiday on account of Id-Ul-Fitre, 2016

In view of the uncertainty associated with the date of celebration of the festival, the Governor is pleased to declare 7.7.2016 and 6.7.16 to be a public holiday.

·         Holiday on Birth Day of Late Dr. B.C. Roy, 2016

Governor has been pleased to declare that all offices under the Government of West Bengal with few exception will be closed at 2:00 P.M. on 01.07.2016.

·         Office shall be Closed for Jamai Sasthi, 2016

In view of celebration of Jamai Sasthi, all offices under the Govt. of West Bengal shall be closed at 2:00 p.m. on Friday the 10th June, 2016 except few.

·         Summer Vacation will continue upto 11th June, 2016

Summer Vacation which has already been started w.e.f 19th May 2016 will continue upto 11th June, 2016 and all schools will reopen on 13 June, 2016.

 

·         Schools remain Closed for Students due to JEE on 17.05.2016

Teachers and other staffs who have duty in connection with the Joint Entrance Examination on 17.05.2016 will attend school and discharge their functions as required by WBJEEB.

·         Schools will Open for Students on 16th and 17th May, 2016

Schools will be opened on 16th and 17th May, 2016. On these two days, school syllabus may be explained to the students. Schedule of the summative and formative evaluation may be also be informed.

·         Suspension of Classes due to Adverse Weather Condition, 2016

Due to adverse weather condition, classes will remain suspended in all Government, Government Sponsored and Non-Government Aided schools (primary to higher secondary) from 11th April, 2016 until further order.

·         Holiday on account of Sibaratri (7th March, 2016)

Governor is pleased to declare, Monday, the 7th March, 2016 as holiday on account of Sibaratri in all the offices under the Government of West Bengal.

·         Half Holiday on account of Sree Panchami (12th February)

All offices under the Government of West Bengal will be closed at 2 p.m. today i.e. on Friday, the 12th day of February, 2016 on account of Sree Panchami.

·         Annual Academic Calender 2016 and Holiday List of Schools

Academic Calendar 2016 and Holiday list – 2016 along with chapter-wise division of all subjects for the classes IX and X to be taught in 1st, 2nd and 3rd summative evaluations.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 2016

Model Holiday List of Schools recognized by West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for the Academic year 2016. (1st January, 2016 to 31st December, 2016).

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2016

Uniform list of maximum number of holidays to be observed in the academic session – 2016 (01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016). The total number of Holidays in the Academic Year would be fixed at 65 days.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2016

Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda: 12th January, Tuesday, **Birth day of Netaji: 23rd January, Saturday, Republic Day: 26th January, Tuesday, **Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami): 13th February.

·         Submit Salary Bill for the month of October by 13.10.2015

Owing to onset of Puja vacation salary bills of Govt. Employees and Grant-in-aid salary for the month of October, 2015 may be submitted by 13th October, 2015.

 

 

·         Celebration of Vishwakarma Puja, 2015 – Holiday on 2nd Half

Offices of West Bengal will be closed at 2 p.m on Friday, the 18th day of September, 2015 on account of celebration of Viswakarma Puja.

·         Sectional Holiday on account of KARAM PUJA, 2015

Governor is pleased to declare 24th September, 2015 as a Sectional Holiday on account of “KARAM PUJA” for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities in different offices of West Bengal.

·         Holiday on Birth Day of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy in 2015

All offices under the Government of West Bengal will be closed at 2 p.m. on 01.07.2015 on account of the Birth Day of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Ex Chief Minister of West Bengal.

·         Suspension of Classes due to Heat Wave in June, 2015

Classes will remain suspended in all Government, Government Sponsored and Non-Govt aided schools (Primary to Higher Secondary) from 08.06.2015 to 13.06.2015. The Schools may reopen from 15.06.2015.

·         Holiday in view of Bye-Election at Bongaon and Krishnanagar

Bye-Elections to 14-Bangaon (SC) Parliamentary Constituency and 88-Krishnaganj (SC) Assembly Constituency scheduled to be held on 13th February, 2015 (Friday) declared as public holiday.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 2015

Summer Vacation from 19.05.2015 to 07.06.2015 in the Holiday List of 2015 for all Secondary Schools in West Bengal will be read as 18.05.2015 to 06.06.2015.

·         Fateha-Dwaj-Daham (2015) is a Public Holiday under N.I. Act

Fateh-Dwaj-Daham will fall on Sunday i.e 04-01-2015 which is a public Holiday under N.I Act and on 24-12-2015, Thursday which has already been notified as holiday.

·         Annual Academic Calender 2015 and Holiday List of Schools

Annual Academic Calendar 2015 and a model holiday list for 2015 for all recognised Secondary Schools in West Bengal. 1000 HOURS TEACHING – LEARNING HOURS IN A YEAR – AS PER RTE.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2015

Uniform list of maximum number of holidays to be observed in the academic session-2015 (01 January, 2015 to 31 December, 2015). The total number of Holidays in the Academic Year would be fixed at 65 days.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2015

Doljatra 5th March, Good Friday 3rd April, Birth day of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 14th April, Bengali New Year’s Day 15th April, May Day 1st May, Birth Day of Rabindra Nath Tagore 9th May.

 

·         Re-Opening of Secondary Schools after Puja Holidays, 2014

Please pass necessary instructions that the schools will re-open as per original academic calendar on 27th October, 2014 after the Puja holidays. The matter has been discussed with Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge.

·         Re-Opening of Primary Schools after Puja Holidays, 2014

You are requested to pass necessary instructions so that schools will re-open after Puja holidays on 27th October, 2014. The matter has been discussed with Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge.

·         Puja Holidays, 2014 in School Education Department – Revised

In cancellation of the earlier notification, all Government, Government sponsored and Non-Government aided and unaided schools will reopen on 27th October, 2014 after Puja holidays as per holiday list of W.B.B.S.E.

·         Emergency Health Service during Puja Holidays, 2014

Emergency units of all Hospitals upto the level of Bedded PHCs will remain open on 24X7 hrs basis in order to tackle any disaster if arise during Puja Holidays.

·         Puja Holidays, 2014 in School Education Department

All Government, Government sponsored and Non Government aided and unaided schools will reopen on 13th October, 2014 after Puja holidays in view of completing the classes in this academic year.

·         Half-Holiday on account of Celebration of Vishwakarma Puja

All offices under the Government of West Bengal will be closed at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the 17th day of September, 2014 on account of celebration of Vishwakarma Puja.

·         Sectional Holiday on Karam Puja of Tribal Communities, 2014

6th September, 2014 has been declared as Sectional Holiday on account of ‘Karam Puja’ for the employees belonging to Tribal communities.

·         Holiday on Birth Day of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy in 2014

All offices under the Government of West Bengal will be closed at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the 1st day of July, 2014 on account of the Birth Day of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Ex-Chief Minister of West Bengal.

·         Suspension of Class in Madrasah due to Heat Wave – June, 2014

Due to extreme hot conditions prevailing in the State it has been decided that classes will remain suspended in all aided and unaided Madrasahs from 16th june, 2014 to 25th June, 2014. During this period admission process will continue as per schedule in Higher Secondary Madrasahs.

·         Closure of Class due to Heat Wave in June, 2014 – Amendment

All Government, Government Sponsored and Non-Government aided and unaided schools (Primary to Higher Secondary) will remain closed from 16th June 2014 to 25th June, 2014 due to extreme hot conditions prevailing in the State and to protect school children.

 

·         Suspension of Class due to Extreme Heat Wave in June, 2014

Due to extreme hot conditions prevailing in the State it has been decided that classes will remain suspended in all Government, Government Sponsored and Non-Government aided schools (Primary to Higher Secondary) from 16.06.2014 to 25.06.2014.

·         Holiday for Celebration of Jamai Sasthi, 2014

In view of celebration of JAMAI SASTHI all over the state the Governor has been pleased to declare that all offices under the Government of West Bengal shall be closed at 2.00 p.m on Wednesday, the 4th June 2014.

·         Shifting of Summer Vacation in Madrasah, 2014

Summer Vacation in Madrasah is shifted to 2nd May, 2014 to 24th May, 2014 due to extreme hot weather instead of from 22nd May, 2014 to 8th June, 2014. Total number of holidays for this academic year must not exceed 65 days.

·         Summer Vacation in School in view of Heat Wave in May, 2014

Because of the prevailing heat wave it has been decided to approve the proposals of the Boards to reschedule the summer vacation which will now start from 2nd May, 2014 and end on 31st May, 2014.

·         School in Morning till Summer Vacation, 2014

Extra ordinary hot conditions are prevailing all over the State. As is the existing practice, whenever there is severe heat wave, all Government, Government Sponsored and Non-Government Aided Schools are rescheduled to morning school.

·         Reschedule of Summer Vacation in May, 2014

Summer vacation has been rescheduled and will start from 2nd May, 2014 and will end on 31st May, 2014 because of prevailing heat wave across the State.

·         Public holiday on Poll Days of Parliamentary Election, 2014

In view of the Parliamentary Election-2014 to be held on 17th, 24th, 30th April 2014, 7th & 12th May, 2014 in the different Parliamentary Constituencies and simultaneous Bye-election to 6 (six) Assembly Constituencies in this State, the Government has declared the said days as public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

·         Holiday on 17.03.2014 on account of DOLJATRA (16.03.2014)

Governor is pleased to notify the 17th March, 2014, day after Doljatra (on 16th March, 2014), as a holiday in all the offices under the Government of West Bengal.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2014

Heads of all recognized Madrasah are being informed that for the current academic session 2014, the Madrasahs shall have to observe a uniform list of holidays as per Model list of holidays attached herewith. The maximum numbers of holidays for this academic session will be 65 days.

·         Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 2014

Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education 2014 vide No. Est/362/2013 dated 10.12.2013.

 

·         Holiday in view of Elections/ Bye Elections, 2013

Elections/ Bye-elections to the Municipalities/ Municipal Corporation to be held on 22.11.2013 in different Districts in the State declared as public holiday.

·         Holiday declared on 1st January, 2014

Governor is pleased to notify the 1st day of January, 2014, as a holiday in all the offices under the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata and Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata.

·         Holiday on account of Muharram in West Bengal

Governor is pleased to declare 15th November’ 2013, Friday as public holiday on account of Muharram under section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 in place of 14th November’ 2013, Thursday.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2014

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881(XXVI of 1881), the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2014.

·         Dates of Election declared as Public Holidays, 2013

Governor is pleased to declare Dates of Election as Public Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for the districts mentioned below:-

·         Holidays in Schools for Panchayat General Election, 2013

Governor is pleased to declare P-1 and/or P-2 days and P+1 day as required as holidays in schools of West Bengal for the Panchayat General Elections 2013. Respective District Magistrate and District Panchayat Election Officer will issue necessary orders for schools within his/her jurisdiction immediately.

·         Date of Superannuation Falls on Holiday?

Handing over the charge by an officer whose actual date of superannuation happens to be a holiday but where handing over charge of cash/ stores is involved.

·         Holiday for Celebration of Jamai Sasthi, 2013

In view of celebration of Jamai Sasthi, all offices under the Govt. of West Bengal shall be closed at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, 14th June, 2013.

·         Exclusion of 30 September, 2013 from Holiday List

Governor is pleased to exclude the 30th September, 2013, Monday which was earlier declared as Public Holiday on account of Half-yearly closing of Bank Account under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.

·         Annual Academic Calender for Secondary Schools, 2013

The Annual Academic Calendar is spread over in the following stages: Total Hours: 10-40 hrs. to 16-30 hrs. = 5 hrs. 50 Minutes. 1000 Hours Teaching -Learning Hours in a year – As per RTE, Teaching-Learning hours = 5 Hours.

 

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2013

Under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2013.

·         Sectional Holiday on account of Chhat Puja, 2012

State Govt. has declared November 19 as Sectional Holiday on account of Chhat Puja for the non-Bengalees of West Bengal who actually performs this puja.

·         Durga Puja Holidays in West Bengal, 2012

Governor is pleased to declare October 26, 2012 as a public holiday in connection with Durga Puja festival for the employees employed in the offices under the Govt. of West Bengal, including all Statutory Bodies, Undertakings, Corporations, Local Bodies and Educational Institutions etc.

·         Extension of Summer Vacation for Heat Wave, 2012

In view of the present heat wave prevailing over almost the entire State it has been decided to further extend the summer vacation till 17.06.2012.

·         Preponing of Summer Vacation in May, 2012

In view of the present heat wave prevailing over the State it has been decided to prepone the summer vacation for a few days so as to start on and from 15th – 16th May, 2012.

·         Public Holiday on 8th May, 2012 – Rabindra Nath Tagore Birthday

The Governor is pleased to declare the 8th May, 2012, Tuesday under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 as Public Holiday on account of Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore.

·         Celebrating 150th Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore

To encourage students of college to involve themselves in celebrating Rabindra Sardha Satabarshiki by organizing cultural programme, seminars & quiz and similar related activities from 01.05.2012 to 09.05.2012 in a befitting way.

·         Holiday declared on 9th March, 2012 for Dolyatra

DPSC is hereby pleased to declare that Friday, the 9th March, 2012 as a holiday in addition with Thursday, the 8th March, 2012 in the event of Dolyatra.

·         Maximum Number of Holidays in Secondary Schools

The number of Holidays and Vacation days in an academic year in Secondary Schools should not exceed 65 days instead of 80 days excluding Sundays, decided in EC meeting.

·         List of Holidays in Schools, 2012

List of Public Holidays for the year 2012 i.e. 1st January, 2012 to 31st December, 2012 for the Department of School Education, Govt. of West Bengal. Total number of holidays in this year is 65 days.

 

·         Public Holiday on Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary

Governor is pleased to declare Thursday, the 12th January, 2012, the birthday of Swami Vivekanda as a Public holiday. This is in partial modification of earlier Notification No. 10972-F(P) dated 07.12.11.

·         Casual Leave due to Change in Academic Session

No. of Holidays in Secondary Schools for the changed Academic Sessions 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 & 2012 and the No. of days for Casual Leave to be enjoyed by the Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff of Secondary Schools.

·         Holiday List for West Bengal Govt. Employees, 2012

The Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2012. Birthdays of Swami Vivekanada, Netaji, Gandhiji, Guru Nanak.

·         Public Holiday on Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore, 2011

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, the Governor is pleased to declare 22nd Shrabana of Bengali Year 1418, (Monday, the 8th August, 2011) a Public Holiday in memory of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore.

 

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