Banks to remain closed for 21 days in October; see full list here
Bhubaneswar: With the festive season kicked off today in India, banks will remain closed for as many as 21 days in several states in the month of October.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has categorised the holidays into three — Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act & Real-Time Gross Settlement Holiday and Banks’ Closing of Accounts.
The above mentioned holidays include the regular holidays such as the second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays.
Here is a list of bank holidays in October 2022:
October 1 (Saturday): Half-yearly closing of bank accounts
October 2 (Sunday): Gandhi Jayanti
October 3 (Monday): Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami). The banks will remain closed in Agartala, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi.
October 4 (Tuesday): Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Navami)/Ayudha pooja/Janmotsav of Srimanta Sankardeva. The banks will remain shut in Agartala, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gangtok, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong and Trivandrum.
October 5 (Wednesday): Durga Puja/Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi)/Janmotsav of Srimanta Sankardeva. Banks will be closed across India, except in Imphal.
October 6 (Thursday): Durga Puja (Dasain). Banks will be closed in Gangtok.
October 7 (Friday): Banks will be closed in Gangtok.
October 8 (Saturday): Second Saturday and Milad-i-Sherif/Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammed). Banks will remain closed in Bhopal, Jammu, Kochi, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram.
October 9: Sunday
October 13 (Thursday): Karva Chauth. Banks will remain closed in Shimla.
October 14 (Friday): Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi. Banks will remain closed in Jammu and Srinagar.
October 16: Sunday
October 18 (Tuesday): Kati Bihu. Banks will remain closed in Guwahati.
October 22: fourth Saturday
October 23: Sunday
October 24 (Monday): Kali Puja/Deepavali/Diwali (Laxmi Pujan)/Naraka Chaturdashi. Banks will be closed across India except Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal.
October 25 (Tuesday): Laxmi Puja/Deepawali/Govardhan Pooja. Banks will remain closed in Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur.
October 26 (Wednesday): Govardhan Pooja/Vikram Samvant New Year Day/Bhai Bij/Bhai Duj/Diwali (Bali Pratipada)/Laxmi Puja/Accession Day. Banks will remain closed in Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bengaluru, Dehradun, Gangtok, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Shimla, Srinagar.
October 27 (Thursday): Bhaidooj/Chitragupt Jayanti/Laxmi Puja/Deepawali/Ningol Chakkouba. Banks will remain closed in Gangtok, Imphal, Kanpur, Lucknow.
October 30: Sunday
October 31 (Monday): Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birthday/Surya Pashti Dala Chhath (Morning ardhya)/Chhath Puja. Banks will remain closed in Ahmedabad, Patna, Ranchi.