3rd Saturday may be holiday for govt staff this month

3rd Saturday may be holiday for govt staff this month

Sources in the Chief Minister’s office said that the move is a result of the suggestion of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. DH file photo

The state government is contemplating to declare third Saturday a holiday for its employees instead of the usual second Saturday this month. However, this arrangement will be only for the month of October.

The logic is this: Holidays for Ayudha Pooja and Vijayadashami are falling on October 18 and 19 respectively and October 21 is a Sunday. It is usually seen that many employees tend to take leave on the intervening Saturday (October 20). Instead, October 20 will be declared a holiday and employees will be asked to work on second Saturday (October 13).

Sources in the Chief Minister’s office said that the move is a result of the suggestion of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. The Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) is likely to issue official orders in a day or two, the sources added.