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few days back I have joined a private firm, and now I got to knew that they were not providing public holidays like 15th august, 26 jan, 2nd oct, not even festival holidays.
what should I do in such case.
Please guide me in this regarding

National and Festival Holiday Act, which is applicable to all establishments in the country, irrespective of under which law it is formed it is mandatory to grant leave on following 3 days, i.e. 26th January (Republic Day), 15th August (Independence Day) and 2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti). For rest of the festival holidays the declaration depends on the discretion of the concerned States and establishments. Number of festive holidays can differ from state to state.
All the organisations need to remain closed on the three national holidays. But incase due to some reasons if the organisation needs to be functioning on these days, they need to take prior approval from concerned authority. And the employees those are functioning are entitled to get double wages for the day.

National and Festival Holidays Act is a State legislation.Some States might not have enacted it. In those States, the Shops and Establishment Act need to be referred, if your firm is one covered by Shops Act.
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A complete list of government holidays 2015 has given below. This list of public holidays 2015 is not applicable to all state because only national holiday will be considered as holiday for all state in India. If the festival or event belongs to your state government then it is declared as Govt holiday for that particular state.

15th August, 26th January & 2nd October as per Indian Labour Act is A Mandatory Holidays.Other festive holidays depends upon state to state., but these three date as mentioned holiday is must.
i just want to tell you that its not three days its four national holidays which is mandatory for all establishment.
May 1st
Jan 26th
Oct 2nd
Aug 15
if any company planning to work on those days they should inform to labour department and get prior approval and also compensate as per laws.

Daer All 1st May is not mendatory . it is also depened on Stae rules. 26 Jan, 15 Aug and 2nd Oct is mandatory and in each state’s rule mention the minimum number of Holidys in a year.
Dear all respected seniors,
Thank you for providing such great information, but my organisation is not providing any alternate holiday no extra wages, not even halfday or holiday.
Because its a retail chain. and approximately 200 employees are working here.
what I'm suppose to do, in such case when even they are not ready to listen these things.

Dear Mr. Kumud,
As rightly said by Mr. Balaji, One has to observe Four National Holidays (mandatory) and Five festival holidays as per statutory norms for both Factories Act as well as S & E Act. National Holidays are fixed and the days have been mentioned in the message by Mr. Balaji. The other five festival holidays lies in the prerogative of the company . Approval of Form-V by the Inspector of Factories and Labour Department by 30th Nov is also must.
Sathish G

My company didn’t had holiday on October 2nd this year.. I have no idea why. I was a new joinee then.
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