Published On: Fri, Sep 4th, 2020

West Bengal govt allows banks to remain open for business on Saturdays

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], September 4 (ANI): The West Bengal government on Friday announced that it will allow all the banks in the state to remain open for business on Saturdays henceforth.

A man checks his mobile phones in front of State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Kolkata, India, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

The second and fourth Saturdays, which had so long been observed as holidays of banks prior to the earlier notification in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic remain so.

“The state government had declared all Saturdays to be public holidays under the provision of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 in respect of all bank branches working in the state of West Bengal,” read the order by the state government.

“Now, in consideration of the current COVID-19 situation and the relaxation in different activities permitted by the government outside the containment zones, it has been decided to rescind the effect of the aforesaid notification with immediate effect thereby allowing all bank branches to work on Saturdays henceforth excepting the 2nd and 4th Saturday, which had so long been observed as holidays of the banks,” it added.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: ANI

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