Public holidays will affect transactions between March 27 and April 4, 2021? Fake news claiming banks would only work one day during 9 days goes viral
New Delhi, March 20: Several reports and social media posts indicate that banking services will only be operational for one day between March 27 and April 4, 2021. Allegations are made that during these nine days, banks will remain closed and will only be open the month of March. 30 2021, Tuesday. However, upon undertaking a fact check on the viral claim, it was found that the news is false and the bank will not remain closed for said duration. Rs 75,000 deposited by the government into the bank accounts of all people in India under “Modi Loan Yojana”? GDP Fact Check Reveals The Truth Behind A Fake YouTube Video.
Claim: Banks will remain closed on March 27 and March 28 being the weekend. March 29 follow-up for Holi. Reports claim that March 31 is the year-end holiday and April 1 is the non-bank day of the new fiscal year. April 2 is again a holiday due to Good Friday. Follow-up for weekends on April 3 and 4. That leaves March 30, the only day the banks will remain operational.
Checking the facts: The reports turned out to be false, as March 31 and April 1 are not public holidays. Banks will also remain operational on April 3. The claim made is null and void as the annual calendar released by the Punjab National Bank – the country’s second largest state lender – shows the number of days off in the banking sector during said time frame is lower. RBI requests personal and bank account details to claim Rs 1.60 Cr from the UN as COVID-19 compensation? GDP reveals the truth behind a false message.
GNP calendar of the list of public holidays in 2021:
Consolidated list of GNP public holidays in 2021 (Photo credits: pnbindia.in)
The public holiday statement in a tweet turns out to be false:
– Vidyasagar Jagadeesan (@jvidyasagar) March 20, 2021
People have repeatedly been warned against these false claims. They have been advised to be careful of fake news which is widely shared and disseminated on various social media platforms. The general public should only trust official sources of the relevant organization and verify any claims made on the digital platform. People should avoid making such false and baseless claims.
Checking the facts
Banks will remain open for a single day between March 27 and April 4, 2021.
Fake news. The GNP public holiday calendar for 2021 contradicts the claim.
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