People who are planning to visit banks will have to do it today, Monday April 12, 2021 itself as banks will remain closed in most parts of the country from April 13 till 16 due to various festivals.
Every year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) holiday calendar states that all banks across the country will remain closed on certain occasions. The decision to declare the specific days as holidays has been taken considering three brackets- Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act and Real Time Gross Settlement Holiday and Banks’ Closing of Accounts.
It must be noted that the banking holidays depend on festivals being observed in specific states and might differ from one state to the other. Considering all the factors, we have compiled a list of bank holidays for the month of April, 2021.
April 13: Gudi Padwa, Telugu New Year’s Day, Ugadi Festival, Sajibu Nongmapanba (Cheiraoba), 1st Navratra, Vaisakhi
April 14: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti/Tamil New Year’s Day/Vishu/Biju Festival/Cheiraoba (Manipur) / Bohag Bihu (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh)
April 15: Himachal Day/Bengali New Year’s Day/Bohag Bihu/Sarhul
April 16: Bohag Bihu. Banks across Guwahati, Assam, will remain closed on this day
April 21: Shree Ram Navmi (Chaite Dashain)/Garia Puja. This will be aNational holiday barring in West Bengal, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu.
April 24: Banks will remain closed as it is the fourth Saturday of the month.
April 25: Maharshi Pashuram Jayanti. This is a state-specific holiday to be observed in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan.
Because of the holidays, bank customers will not be able to withdraw and deposit money at the bank branches. However, customers can note that ATMs, mobile banking, and online banking services will be available during these days.