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Meghalaya Rejects April 12 Bank Holiday

Source: Government of Meghalaya (Shillong)
Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2021


The Deputy Secretary of the General Administration Department of the Indian state of Meghalaya has rejected the recent request by the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) of Meghalaya, that Monday, April 12, 2021, be declared a one-off bank holiday, on account of Shad Suk Mynsiem, under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Earlier this week, we had reported how David Lyngdoh, the State Organizing Secretary of the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) of Meghalaya, had written to the Deputy Secretary of the General Administration Department of the State of Meghalaya to request that a one-off bank holiday be declared, on account of Shad Suk Mynsiem, on Monday, April 12, 2021 (2021-04-07).

In its reply, the Meghalaya General Administration Department stated that "bank holidays cannot be declared/manufactured by the banks or the Banking Trade Unions at their own, but must necessarily be declared by the state/central governments under the NIA, 1881, as the government is the sole appropriate authority to declare bank holidays".

The aforementioned rejection of a one-off Shad Suk Mynsiem bank holiday thus leaves unchanged the list of 2021 Meghalaya public holidays and bank holidays as set out in Annexure 2 (No.GAA. No GAA.88/2020/48) of the Government Order No.GAA.88/2020/48, signed by the Deputy Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, General Administration Department, as released late last year (2020-12-09).



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