However, on Monday, December 24, the banks will function to provide a small window for carrying out transactions since it is a working day. Banks would be closed on Friday, December 21, on account of a strike called by the All India Bank Officers Confederation (AIBOC).December 22 is the fourth Saturday of the month which is the official off for the banks followed by December 23 which is a Sunday.
December 25 is a holiday on account of Christmas.
Then on December 26, the banks will remain closed as the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has given a call for another strike.
In view of the situation, banks are making arrangements to ensure that customers don’t face any major problems during this period and extra cash is already being dispatched to ATMs to maintain the cash flow.
Though the bankers had wanted the strike on December 24, a Monday, for a bigger impact as the banks would then be closed for four consecutive days (December 22-25), the unions decided to strike on December 26 to lessen the impact on the public.
Banks would be closed on following Dates:
December 21: Bank officers’ union strike
December 22: Fourth Saturday Off
December 23: Sunday Weekly Off
December 25: Christmas holiday
December 26: Strike by United Forum of Bank Unions