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West Bengal Declares Additional Chhat Puja Public Holiday

Source: Government of West Bengal (Kolkata)
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: November 6, 2020

The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the government order No. 5766 /1(300) - F(P2) declaring Monday, November 4, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in West Bengal, on account of the annual Chhat Puja public holidays of West Bengal falling on a weekend in 2020.

The aforementioned announcement ("CHHAT PUJA will be celebrated this year (2019) on 2nd November and 3rd November, which fall on Saturday and Sunday respectively. In view of this and in continuation of this Department Notification No. 6814-F(P2) dated 05.11.2018, the Governor is pleased to declare 4th November (Monday), 2019 as a General Holiday for State Government offices, Local Bodies, Statutory Bodies, Boards, Corporations and Undertakings controlled or owned by the State Government and Educational Institutions and other offices / institutions under the control of the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata, Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata and West Bengal State Beverages Corporation Ltd.") of a non-working public holiday on Monday, November 4, 2019, to compensate the annual Chhat Puja public holidays of West Bengal falling on a weekend in 2020, thus further amends (2019-09-12 and 2019-09-02) the previously-released list of West Bengal non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2019 (2018-11-06), as announced in the Government Notice No. No. 6812 - F(P2) Dated, 5th November, 2018.

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