Cabinet approves natl holiday list
02 November 2015, Nirapad News: Cabinet has approved the list of national holidays for 2016 keeping the provision of 2-day casual leave for the government officials of ethnic groups in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) for BAISABI festival in the area.
According to the list, in next year there will be 22 national holidays including of general and executive orders.
Provisions of three days of casual leaves for religious groups and 2 days (Chaitra 29 and Baishakh 2) for ethnic groups have been kept in the list.
After the cabinet meeting, newly appointed cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told banglanews that there are 14 general holidays, eight by executive order, 3 days of casual leaves for religious festivals and 2 days for BAISABI festival for ethnic groups in CHT.
There was a proposal of increasing eid holidays to be discussed at the cabinet, but it did not, the secretary added.
However, public administration ministry places the holiday list every year to the cabinet for approval.