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Holiday Row: Bank Employees demand June 14 be declared as Holiday under NI Act
Chandigarh, June 12, 2021: Blank Employees under the banner of All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) has demanded Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab to declare June 14 as a Holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
In the letter to Punjab CM, the bank association said that they want to bring it to the notice that some very important religious days have been overlooked by the department including Shaheedi Diwas of Guru Arjun Dev Ji on June 14, while issuing the notification on the Public Holidays under NI Act.
The employees have asked the government to issue a notification declaring a Public Holiday on June 14 under the NI Act to mark the Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjun Dev.
It is worth mentioning that Chandigarh Administration has declared public holiday on June 14 under NI Act.
Read the complete letter:
Capt Amrinder Singh Ji,
Declaration of Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act in the State of Punjab- Important Festivals Overlooked
Most humbly, we have to submit that the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) is the largest body of Bank Officers in our country having more than 3.20 lacs Bank Officers from different Public Sector Banks as well and scheduled private Banks as its members.
Sir, we draw your kind attention to Notification No. PERS-PP-30MISC/35/2020-2PP3/I/118774/2020/18 dated 17.12.2020 issued by Punjab Government vide which Public Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881have been declared for the year 2021.
While conveying our sincere thanks for declaring holidays for ‘MahaShivratri’, ‘Ram Navami, and ‘JanamAsthmi’ on our specific request, we wish to bring to your kind notice that some very important religious days have been overlooked by the department while issuing the above notification. Some of the important days include as under *Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaeedi Divas 14th June, 2021*
Accordingly, we again request your good self to kindly intervene immediately and advise the concerned department of Punjab Government to arrange to issue a notification declaring 14th June 2021 as a Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 in the state of Punjab.
Thanking you in anticipation,