The Finance Ministry has clarified that banks will function as usual in the first week of September.
The clarification was issued in the wake of rumours circulating in several sections of the social media that banks will be closed for 6 days in the first week of September 2018, causing undue panic among the general public.
It is hereby clarified that banks will remain open and banking activity will continue unimpeded in the first week of September. Banks will only observe holidays on Sunday, 2nd September and second Saturday, 8th September. Monday, 3rd September is not a pan India holiday and banks only in some States where a holiday is declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 will remain closed.
Even on those days, ATMs in all States will be fully functional and there will be no impact on online banking transactions. Banks have been advised to ensure that sufficient cash is available for dispensation from ATMs. Banks will remain open on all other days.