Bhubaneswar: Banks will remain closed for total 21 days in the month of October on account of holidays, although internet banking services will continue as usual.
While some holidays are as per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) calendar list, the remaining days are that of weekends. However, the number of holidays may vary from state to state. In Odisha, banks will remain shut for 10 days.
RBI puts its holidays under three brackets –Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act; Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act and Real Time Gross Settlement Holiday; and Banks’ Closing of Accounts. However, it must be noted that the bank holidays vary in various states. Banking holidays also depend on the festivals observed in specific states or notification of specific occasions in those states.
So, If you have any important bank-related work next month, note down the list of holidays before heading to your bank branch.
Here is the list of total bank holidays for October:
October 1 – Half Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts (Sikkim)
October 2 – Gandhi Jayanti (Pan India)
October 3 – Sunday
October 6 – Mahalaya Amavasye (West Bengal, Tripura, Karnataka)
October 7 – Mera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi (Tripura, West Bengal, Meghalaya)
October 9 – 2nd Saturday
October 10 – Sunday
October 12 – Durga Puja (Maha Saptami) / (West Bengal, Tripura)
October 13 – Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami) / (West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Manipur, Tripura, Assam )
October 14 – Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Navami)/Ayutha Pooja (West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Puducherry, Odisha, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam)
October 15 – Durga Puja/Dasara/Dusshera (Vijaya Dashmi) / (National except for Manipur, Himachal Pradesh)
October 16 – Durga Puja (Dasain) / (Sikkim)
October 17 – Sunday
October 18 – Kati Bihu (Assam)
October 19 – Id-E-Milad/Eid-e-Miladunnabi/Milad-i-Sherif (Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday)/Baravafat (Nation except for Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu, Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand )
October 20 – Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday/Lakshmi Puja/Id-E-Milad (Tripura, Punjab, West Bengal, Karnataka, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)
October 22 – Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (Jammu and Kashmir )
October 23 – 4th Saturday
October 24 – Sunday
Holidays of the mentioned days will be observed in various regions according to the state declared holidays, however for the gazetted holidays, banks will be closed all over the country.