PrayagrajIf you do offline transactions with banks, then there is bad news for you. If you are thinking of doing banking business in public sector banks (Bank Holiday), then on 7 days of this month you may have to face trouble. Yes, between March 17 and March 29, there will be no work in public sector banks i.e. government banks for a total of seven days. However, mobile and internet banking activities will continue uninterrupted.
According to the working calendar, between March 17 and March 29, there will be a five-day holiday in banks, while the bank employees will go on strike for two days on the call of trade unions. According to a senior official posted in a public sector bank, banks will remain closed for three days from March 17, except the coming Saturday (March 19). Banks will remain closed on March 17th and March 18th due to Holi festival and then on March 20th being Sunday.
Similarly, from March 26, banks will remain closed for four consecutive days. March 26 will be the fourth Saturday of the month and after that, on March 27, being a Sunday, banks will remain closed. On March 28 and 29, all government bank employees, on the call of their trade unions, will participate in an all-India strike. Bank employees will go on strike against various policy changes made by the central government in the banking sector. All India Central Bank Employees Union as well as All India Bank Employees Union, a body of employees in public sector banks, have decided to go on an all-India strike on March 28 and March 29.
Let us inform that the Bank Employees Association had earlier announced a strike on 23 February and 24 February but it was postponed in view of the situation of Kovid-19 and assembly elections in many states. According to the Times of India, the trade union leaders said that the strike will go ahead as planned until the central government withdraws its proposal for privatization of public sector banks as well as the Banking Laws Amendment Bill-2021.
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