New Delhi: From January 16, all private and public banks in India will be closed for 7 days in various states. In January, lenders were granted a total of 16 vacation days. Nine of the vacancies have already been used.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published a list of public holidays for the year 2022 in its annual list, and the public holidays have been planned accordingly. According to the schedule, 9 state-specific holidays will be offered during the year 2022, which has already begun.
So if you have banking tasks to do, keep these essential dates in mind before heading to the bank. Although public holidays vary by state, there are specific public holidays in India when banks are completely closed, including Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15), Gandhi Jayanti ( October 2) and Christmas Day (December 25).
Here is a complete list of public holidays for the second half of January 2022, as listed by RBI (as of January 16):
January 15: Uttarayaana Punyakaala Makar Sankranti/Maghe Sankranti/Sankranti/Pongal/Thiruvalluvar Day Festival – Bangalore, Chennai, Gangtok and Hyderabad
January 18: Thai Poosam, Chennai
January 26: Republic Day – Nationwide except Imphal, Jaipur, Srinagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh and Agartala
The bank will be closed on select weekends, except for statewide holidays. All banks in the country are eligible for these weekends. Here are some of them:
January 16: Sunday
January 22: fourth Saturday of the month
January 23: Sunday
January 30: Sunday
According to the RBI, banks would receive vacancies in three categories. The negotiable instruments law, public holiday, real-time gross settlement holiday, and closing of bank accounts are all examples. Customers can use ATMs, internet banking, online banking and other services when banks in various states are closed due to the above-mentioned public holidays or festivals specified by the RBI.