News - From 2018 more holidays to be given to students, employees in Sikkim
Come 2018 and students and employees in Sikkim will be given 43 days of public holidays, including 4 restricted ones as the state government's bonanza for its employees. An official notification issued told there will be 43 days of public holidays during the calendar year 2018 and an additional 4 days of restricted holidays, but the state government employees can avail only one of these restricted holidays.
"The Governor of Sikkim is pleased to declare the days (43 days) specified in the following schedule to be observed as Public Holidays in all Government Offices, Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and educational institutions under Government of Sikkim during the calendar year 2018", the official notification told.
Restricted holidays :
The restricted holidays next year will be Labour Day (May 1), birthday of legendary mountaineer from Nepal, late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, (May 29), birthday of Tibetan spiritual Guru Dalai Lama (July 6) and Chhat Puja (November 13), it told. Of the 43 public holidays, 5 of these holidays will be on Sundays. Sikkim follows a 6 day working week for its employees.