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Indian states on average have 25 days of public holidays in a year

A Business Standard analysis found that the number of public holidays varies from 14 in Delhi to 34 in Odisha

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In its November 26 order, West Bengal specified 28 public holidays and 16 additional holidays under List 2, taking the total count in a year to 44

Ishaan Gera New Delhi
On Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the state government offices would be closed for 11 days from September 30 to October 10 on account of Durga Puja.

While the state, in a circular issued on November 26, 2021, had declared a public holiday from October 2 to 5, it had announced a List 2, under which offices under the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata, and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata, shall be closed on September 30 and October 1, and from October six to 10.

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First Published: Aug 26 2022 | 10:13 PM IST

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