The Whats App message on bank holidays, which went viral, claimed that banks would remain closed from September 2 to 5 and then from September 8 to 9 for the weekend, a total of six days in the first week of September.
It said the week was starting with Janmashtami on Monday, September 3, and then the banks would go on strike for demands related to pension.
Dismissing rumours, the government today said bank branches would remain open next week and there was no need for panic.
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, September 2, and second Saturday, September 8,” it said.
Coming Monday, September 3 is not a pan-India holiday and bank only in some states where a holiday is declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, will remain closed, it said. Even on those days, it said, ATMs in all states will be fully functional and there will be no impact on online banking transactions.