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Bank Holidays: Banks to remain shut for 5 days next week; check dates here

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Starting on November 21, all private and government banks across the country will be shut for up to five days out of seven during the coming week. Notably, this month alone banks were closed for up to 12 days due to ongoing holidays such as Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Chhath Puja, and Guru Nanak Jayanti.

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As bank usually suspend all offline work on holidays, we would suggest that if you are planning to go to any bank branches in the coming week, you should take note of these bank holidays to avoid any inconvenience. Apart from the varying state-wise holidays, the banks will remain closed on some of the days of the weekends. These are mentioned below:

Here is a full list of bank holidays from November 21 onwards:

-November 22: Kanakadasa Jayanthi – Bengaluru

-November 23: Seng Kutsnem – Shillong

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-November 21: Sunday

-November 27: Fourth Saturday of the month

November 28: Sunday

With these holidays banks in India were closed for up to 17 days during the month of November. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published a list of bank holidays that will be observed. With the exception of a few national holidays, these days off do not normally overlap because they are honoured in a state-by-state way. This means that on a given day, only particular bank branches in respective states will be closed.

The Reserve Bank of India has announced that banks will be granted vacations in three categories. The Negotiable Instruments Act, the Holiday, the Real-Time Gross Settlement Holiday, and the Banks’ Closing of Accounts are all examples. Every bank throughout the country, including the public sector, private sector, foreign banks, cooperative banks, and regional banks, would be closed on these designated days.

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Regardless of the leaves, ATMs will be operational as usual on these holidays.

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