The Mamata Banerjee administration in West Bengal has requested banks within the state to renew regular providers and stay open on the primary and third Saturdays from September 5. Banks would, nonetheless, stay closed on second and fourth Saturdays as standard. The state administration had on July 20 directed banks to stay shut on all Saturdays and Sundays as Covid-19 instances have been rising daily.
“Now in consideration of the present Covid-19 state of affairs and the comfort in numerous actions permitted by the federal government outdoors the containment zones, it has been determined to rescind the impact of the notification (of July 20) with speedy impact thereby permitting all financial institution branches to work on Saturdays henceforth excepting the 2nd and 4th Saturday which had so lengthy been noticed as holidays of banks previous to issuance of the notification,” said an official notification.
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The banks would nonetheless stay closed on lockdown days. The West Bengal authorities has already declared three days – September 7, 11 and 12 – when lockdown restrictions can be enforced.
The centre has requested states to not impose lockdown with out consulting the Union authorities.
“The lockdown on September 7, 11 and 12 have been declared following all protocols. The centre has been knowledgeable,” mentioned a prime official of the state authorities.