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Nepal Considering Reduction Of Public Sector Holidays
 
(Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009)

Source: República (Kathmandu)

Following a report by the Administration Restructuring Commission (ARC), the Government of Nepal is preparing to reduce the number of public holidays currently enjoyed by civil servants, while moving to a 2-day weekend.

The ARC´s recent report suggests that the government cut the number of annual public holidays from 41 days to 7 days; Nepali New Year, Dashain, Deepawali, Buddha Purnima, Republic Day, Maha Nawami and Holi.

On the other hand the commission recommends scrapping the present practice of six working days a week and running government offices from Monday to Friday only, albeit for longer hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Finally the report asks the government to follow the Western, Gregorian, calendar and avoid the use of Bikram Sambat calendar (which runs from mid-April to mid-April).

The ARC was formed in January (14-Jan-2009) and had already made preliminary recommendations a month after its creation (05-Feb-2009). The ARC report will come into implementation once the cabinet endorses it.

Related links:

Nepal bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (July 2009)
Nepal 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Nepal 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Nepal 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Nepal 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Nepal 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2011-03-19: Nepal Declares Holi Public Holiday
• 2009-12-29: Nepal Declares Tamu Lhosar Public Holiday
• 2009-10-10: Nepal Sambat Public Holiday Back To The Fore
• 2009-02-05: Nepal Considering 2-Day Weekends
• 2009-01-14: Nepal Committee To Review Official Public Holidays List


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