Digital Desk: Before you go to your bank branch this week, in January 2022, note the significant days when various banks across the country will be closed.
This week, banks will be closed for 5 days, while internet banking services will be available across the country.
However, banks will not remain closed in all states or regions for the said five days; the banks will be closed only in the states which observed the mentioned below holidays. This is the total number of days that banks will remain close across the country due to state-observed holidays this week.
- Missionary Day: January 11
- Birthday of Swami Vivekananda: January 12
- Makar Sankranti/Pongal: January 14
- Uttarayaana Punyakaala Makar Sankranti Festival/Maghe Sankranti/Sankranti/Pongal/Thiruvalluvar Day: January 15
- Sunday: January 16
The Reserve Bank of India categorizes its holidays into three categories: Holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act and Real-Time Gross Settlement Holiday, and Banks' Account Closing.
However, it should be noted that bank holidays vary from state to state and are not always observed by all banking institutions.
Additionally, banking holidays are also dependent on state-specific festivities or notifications of certain events in various states.