List of Holidays for West Bengal Government Employees 2022

 Holiday List 2022 for West Bengal Government Employees

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2022 Holiday Calendar for West Bengal Government Employees

Latest: Holiday List 2023 for West Bengal Employees

Government of West Bengal
Finance (Audit) Department
Nabanna, 325, Sarat Chatterjee Road
Howrah – 711102
No. 3640-F(P2)Howrah, the 26th November, 2021
In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-pub(1) dated the 8th June, 1957, the Governor is pleased to declare the days as specified at List I below to be Public Holidays during the year 2022.
2. The Governor is also pleased to notify that the offices under the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata shall be closed on the days as specified at List II below which are not declared to be public holidays, during the year 2022.
3. Further, the Governor is pleased to declare that the days as specified at List III may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2022 for the employees of different communities mentioned against the day.

List I (Public Holidays in 2022 under the N. I. Act)

Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda12th January, Wednesday
Republic Day26th January, Wednesday
**Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]5th February, Saturday
Doljatra18th March, Friday
Birth Day of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar14th April, Thursday
Mahavir Jayanti14th April, Thursday
Good Friday15th April, Friday
Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha)15th April, Friday
Id-Ul-Fitar3rd May, Tuesday
Birth Day of Rabindranath Tagore9th May, Monday
Buddha Purnima16th May, Monday
Muharram9th August, Tuesday
Independence Day15th August, Monday
Durgapuja Astami3rd October, Monday
Durgapuja Nabami4th October, Tuesday
Durgapuja Dasami5th October, Wednesday
Kali Puja24th October, Monday
Birth Day of Guru Nanak8th November, Tuesday


Yearly Closing of Bank Account: 1st April, Friday (for Banks only, Government Offices and Treasuries will remain open)

List-II (Holidays under the order of State Government in 2022)

**New Year’s Day01st January, Saturday
Day before Saraswati Puja04th February, Friday
Birth Day of Thakur Panchanan Barma14th February, Monday
Shivaratri1st March, Tuesday
Holi (Day after Doljatra)19th March, Saturday
** Additional day of Id-Ul-Fltar04th May, Wednesday
Rathayatra01st July, Friday
Birthday of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling & Kalimpong District only)13th July, Wednesday
Janmastami19th August, Friday
Additional day of Durgapuja Mahapanchami30th September, Friday
**Additional day of Durgapuja Mahasasthi1st October, Saturday
Additional day in connection with Durgapuja6th October, Thursday
Additional day in connection with Durgapuja7th October, Friday
**Additional day in connection with Durgapuja8th October, Saturday
Additional day in connection with Lakshmi Puja10th October, Monday
Additional day in connection with Kali Puja25th October, Tuesday
Additional Day in connection with Kali Puja26th October, Wednesday
Bhatridwitya27th October, Thursday
Additional day in connection with Chhat Puja31st October, Monday
Birth Day of Birsa Munda15th November, Tuesday

(##) Birthday of Pandit Raghunath Murmu falls on 16th May, Monday, which is a holiday under N.I. Act and therefore has not been shown separately in List II.

List III (Sectional Holidays in 2022)

Birth Day of Guru Rabidas16th February, Wednesday (for the followers of Guru Rabidas)
** Easter Saturday16th April, Saturday (for Christians only)
Hul Diwas30th June, Thursday [for Adivasi (Santal) only]
Karam PujaTo be notified later on.

($$) Shab-e-Barat, Sectional holiday for Muslim Community falls on 19th March, Saturday, which is State Government holiday and therefore has not been shown separately in List III.


1. Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.

2. In the year 2022, the following festivals/ occasions fall on Sundays which are public Holidays under N.I. Act and hence have not been included in lists:

i) Birth Day of Netaji23rd January, Sunday
ii) Birth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thankur10th April, Sunday
iii) May Day1st May, Sunday
iv) Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid)10th July, Sunday
v) Mahalaya25th September, Sunday
vi) Birth Day of Gandhiji2nd October, Sunday
vii) Durgapuja Saptami2nd October, Sunday
viii) Fateha-Dwaz-Daham9th October, Sunday
ix) Lakshmi Puja9th October, Sunday
x) Chhat Puja30th October, Sunday
xi) Christmas Day25th December, Sunday
3. The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e.(**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.
4. General instructions as laid down hereunder are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.
1) No substitute holiday shall be allowed if any of the festival – holidays initially notified subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.
2) If there is any change in the date of Eid-UI-Fitr, Id-Ud-Zoha, Muharram, Fateha-Dwaz-Daham, Shab-e-Barat depending upon the sighting of the moon, holiday will be declared by a separate order for the date on which the festival would be actually observed in lieu of the date originally notified as holiday for this festival.
3) It may happen that the change of date of abovementioned occasions has to be notified at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement would be made through T.V. /A.I.R. / News Papers. Heads of Department/ Offices of the State Government may take action according to such announcements without waiting for formal order about the change of date.
By order of the Governor,
 Sd/- Manoj Pant
Principal Secretary
to the Government of West Bengal
Source     WBFIN

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