Dismissing rumors, the government today said bank branches would remain open next week and there was no need for panic.
"It has come to notice that a rumor is circulating in several sections of social media that banks will be closed for six days in the first week of September 2018, causing undue panic among the general public," Finance Ministry said.
Bank branches will function normally next week: FinMin
Banks will remain closed only on Sunday and second Saturday
"It is hereby clarified that banks will remain open and banking activity will continue unimpeded in the first week of September. Banks will only observe holidays on Sunday, September 2, and second Saturday, September 8," Finance Ministry said in a statement.
Banks in some states will remain closed on September 3
The Ministry said Monday, September 3, is not a pan-India holiday and banks in some states will remain closed.
Even on those days, ATMs in all states will be fully functional and there will be no impact on online banking transactions.
Banks have been advised to ensure that sufficient cash is available for dispensation from ATMs. Banks will remain open on all other days.