If you plan to visit bank branches next month, be aware that public and private sector lenders will be closed for at least nine days in June. These holidays include weekends and various festivals. According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) website, there will be three public holidays for different occasions in some states this month.
The banking regulator has notified public holidays for lenders under three tranches – the law on negotiable instruments, vacations, real-time gross settlement holidays, and bank account closings. All banks including the public sector, private sector, foreign banks, cooperative banks and regional banks in the country will remain closed during these notified holidays.
Note that public holidays vary from state to state. All lenders remain closed on Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15) and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2), Christmas Day (December 25). Banks also remain closed on festivals such as Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Guru Nanak Jayanthi, Good Friday.
All banks will remain closed in Aizwal in Mizoram and Bhubaneswar in Odisha on June 15 for YMA Day and Raja Sankranti. In Jammu and Srinagar, lenders will remain closed on June 25 to celebrate Guru Hargobind Ji’s birthday. On June 30, banks will be closed in Aizawl, Mizoram.
On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, private and public sector banks across the country remain closed. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has also made bank closings mandatory on Sundays.
Here is a full list of public holidays in June
June 6: weekly holiday (Sunday)
June 12: second Saturday
June 13: weekly holiday (Sunday)
June 15: YMA / Raja Sankranti Day – In Aizwal of Mizoram and Bhubaneswar of Odisha
June 20: weekly holiday (Sunday)
June 25: Birthday of Guru Hargobind Ji – In Jammu and Srinagar
June 26: fourth Saturday
June 27: weekly holiday (Sunday)
June 30: Remna Ni – A Aizawl, Mizoram
Bank customers should regularly check the public holiday list for any new update and also check it with the public holiday list published by the Reserve Bank of India on its official website.
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