Private and public sector banks across the country will remain closed for more than half of the coming month, that is, November. On the 30 days of the penultimate month of the year, banks will be closed for up to 17 days amid continued festivities in India as well as weekends. So, if you are planning to visit bank branches in November, you should take note to avoid any hassle and to do your job smoothly.
On that note, you should also keep in mind that it shouldn’t be of much concern that the holidays are statewide and that only certain branches of banks in the respective states will remain closed on these days. They are usually not uniform in nature except for a few days. For example, banks will remain closed in Bengaluru on Kannada Rajyostsava, but services will be available in other parts of the country.
According to an official list released by the Reserve Bank of India or RBI, the number of public holidays has been set at 11. The remaining holidays are weekends. This includes every Sunday of the month, as well as the second and fourth Saturdays. The RBI’s list of holidays falls into three categories. These are state celebrations, religious holidays, and festival celebrations.
The central bank notification for public holidays was notified under three categories, including “Holidays under the Tradable Instruments Act”, “Holidays under the Tradable Instruments Act and public holidays for gross settlement on time. real ”and“ Closing of bank accounts ”. On these notified holidays, all bank branches, which include the public sector, private sector, foreign banks, cooperative banks and regional banks, will remain closed.
According to this RBI list, no bank opens on Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15) and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) on Christmas Day (December 25). Branches also close during festivities like Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Guru Nanak Jayanthi, Good Friday. The RBI also made Sunday a mandatory holiday for all banks except the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
According to the list of public holidays for the coming month, all banks in the country except those in Bengaluru will remain closed on Diwali, which falls on November 4. Other than that, only weekend holidays would be uniformly applicable to all banks across India on the same day. But to learn more about state vacations, you need to go to your nearest branch and get all the details.
Here is the complete list of public holidays for the month of November 2021, according to RBI mandate: (As of November 1)
November, 1st: Kannada Rajyostsava / Kut – Bangalore, Imphal
November 3: Naraka Chaturdashi – Bangalore
November 4: Diwali Amavasaya (Laxmi Pujan) / Deepavali / Kali Puja -Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Belapur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Gangtok, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpurat, Kolkumbai, , Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram
November 5: Diwali (Bali Pratipada) / Vikram Samvant New Year / Govardhan Pooja – Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bengaluru, Dehradun, Gangtok, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nagpur
November 6: Bhai Duj / Chitragupt Jayanti / Laxmi Puja / Deepawali / Ningol Chakkouba – Gangtok, Imphal, Kanpur, Lucknow and Shimla
November 10: Chhath Puja // Surya Pashti Dala Chhath (Sayan ardhya) – Patna, Ranchi
November 11th: Chhath Puja – Patna
12 november: Wangala Festival – Shillong
November 19: Guru Nanak Jayanti / Karthika Purnima – Aizawl, Belapur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla and Srinagar
22 november: Kanakadasa Jayanthi – Bangalore
23 november: Seng Kutsnem – Shillong
Excluding public holidays which vary by state. Banks will remain closed on certain weekend days. These are mentioned below
November 7: Sunday
November 13: Second Saturday of the month
November 14th: Sunday
21 November: Sunday
November 27: Fourth Saturday of the month
November 28: Sunday