In India, three days are declared as national holidays which are observed across all Indian states unanimously.
Central and State governments in India annually issue list of holidays to be observed in respective government offices during the respective year. Apart from this local administration at district level also issue list of additional holidays known as Local Holidays, which are observed at district level. The list is divided into two parts -
The list of Gazetted Holidays consists those holidays which are mandatory once decided. This list consists of two parts.
This list consists those holidays which are to be observed compulsorily across India. These holidays are
In addition to the above compulsory holidays in Part 1, three additional holidays are decided from the Part 2.
The list of Restricted Holidays consists of those holidays which are optional. Each employee is allowed to avail any two holidays out of the list of Restricted Holidays.
In banks, as per the instructions issued by the banking division of the Department of Economic Affairs, total holidays in a year are restricted to 15 days.