Take leave of one day and enjoy 6 days leave

India
March 29, 2013 4:51am CST
My daughter who is married and lives 60 kms away is with us since last 3 days. Her hubby is a government officer; they will be here for 6 days; but he had to take just one day leave. The following were holidays, 27th and 28th March due to Dola and Holi festival; 29 th March Good Friday; 31 st March is Sunday; 1st April ‘Swatantra Utkal Diwas’; so he took leave for Saturday 30th March only; but enjoyed leave of 6 days. Today is 29th I had gone to bank, and offices to pay electric and water dues; but very few workers were there; I could not pay the bills; feel so upset as the dealing clerk was said to be on leave. It was last date for payment, will have to pay with fine next month. [b]Do you face similar situation there? Or does the office make alternate arrangements for this. Please respond, and comment.[/b] Thanks in advance. Professor Dr. B.Saraf. PhD. Cheers have a lucky day ahead. March 29th 2013. [i][/i]
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14 responses
@yugocean (8850)
• India
29 Mar 13
If a clerk is not on duty than it is not your fault, you should complain this to the office. We have to pay the bills before last date, or to the present staff, not everyone can be on holiday who have to deal with bills. We don't have any holiday during swatantra utkal divas or 1st April, this would be an all fools day but no holiday.
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• India
2 Apr 13
I complained they say, they just put the last date, never checked if it was holiday. On this 1st April 1936, our state Orissa, now renamed Odisa was reorganised on basis of language; for your information 'swatantra' means separate, 'utkal' means Orissa and 'divas' means day. Thanks for response
@yugocean (8850)
• India
7 Apr 13
separate? but swatantrta is independent!! Why not change the name to Utkal as the ancient name? Utkal is a rich cultural haritage of Lord Krishna's Jagannath with Balram and Subhadra temples, and Konark.
@rubyroy (824)
• India
1 Apr 13
Yes the government office in our area is as good as on holidays for two more days.They go for vacation during these long holidays.There is no solution for this problem.
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• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response,i agree we have to tolerate.
@Kathy1981 (157)
• United States
1 Apr 13
Where you live can you just mail the bill in. i like to just go and pay our bills in person to. We have no water bill we are living in a condo which is like an apartment. Rent to own. Sorry you have to pay a fine. not fair at all.
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• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response, living in apartments have certain advantages. No they extended the date by one day.
@elenaliu (150)
• China
31 Mar 13
hi,professor,I'm glad that you can stay with your whole family together to share the holiday.When we have a holiday,we have to go to government deparments to handle affairs,but the workers take the holiday too,it is inconvenient for us,I think it's time for the government deparments to adjust functions.
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• India
2 Apr 13
You are right, they see their convenience. Thanks for response
@marguicha (106365)
• Chile
30 Mar 13
I have had the fun of having friends and family to see on this longer weekend. But, as it happened to you, there are places where everything is closed and we are not able to pay what we need.
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• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response sister, i am sure you enjoyed it.
@srisahara (4147)
• Indonesia
30 Mar 13
Hi Prof...in my country, paying electric, water and gas can be done through Automatic Teller Machine ( ATM). So, we can pay whenever we want, because the machine provide 24 hours. We never get problems although we are in long holidays. I hope your country apply this method too, it is very convenient for us as well as there is no delay for the payment.
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• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response srisahara We don't have this, i have given written suggestions many times.
@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
29 Mar 13
indeed a very long weekend for your son in law. you must be having a good time, with your daughter back at home and celebrating the holidays with you. i'm sure you don't have to pay for a fine since most companies extend the deadline of payment if the due date falls on a holiday. it's even strange that the bank was open since you say it is a holiday.
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• India
2 Apr 13
Banks were open because 31st march is last date of financial year, yes date was extended by one day.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Mar 13
Well, sir, that is what I love about online banking. I can decide exactly what day I want to pay, and I know that it will get there. No more worrying about holidays, mail delays, etc. Saves on stamps and envelopes too...
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• India
2 Apr 13
Dear dawn I pay bills on line, buy things and make online payments; i had paid telephone bill on line on 12th March, it was generated on 10th; but when i checked for the electric bill; it was not generated at all. Thanks for response
• India
29 Mar 13
Hi prof, good to hear that your daughter is in your place with her hubby and enjoying the leave days. Really your SIL is very lucky to enjoy 6 days leave with one day leave. sad to hear that you don't have the ability to pay the bill due to the holidays. Most of the time, the workers and staffs don't come to the job during this kind of holiday times, we must pay the bills previously to avoid this kind of issues. Always i will pay the bill earlier as much as i can to avoid the last minute delays and issues
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• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response, normally they give you 7 days time, but this time just 3; probably because of financial year ending.
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I will be in church this weekend we are having our women conference so I will be busy all weekend,I might need for my sister, to go to the bank to withdraw some money for me,but my sister used the ATM machine anyway, to withdraw my money, so if the bank is not open it won't matter,that way I can buy me a sandwich Saturday, when they serve food after our program.
• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response in details Lilly
@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Mar 13
Our India is the only country I know which has so many holidays. And thanks to the people too who know, taking a leave is their right and provided by law. Who cares whether you or me or anyone else fails to get the bills cleared... at least we enjoyed the 6 days leave... Unfortunately, at KV Paradip, they had only 27th as a Holdiay, My wife was on work at the school on 28th when the city was celebrating Holi, and 29th again was a Holiday due to Good Friday... She did not take leave on 30th so would be at work again on 30th and 31st is Sunday and 1st April is NOT a holiday again. Now, it is my festive days which have been ruined as I have been here all alone with no one around! I wish they had some better options for people like us
• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response Sid beta I never knew Kendriya Vidyalaya is like that, it is run by central government and previously known as Central School; right? Long back i have conducted practical examinations in some, some were on such holidays.
• United States
29 Mar 13
I am glad your family is together to enjoy this time as well. I am spending time with my family more as well. we are not doing anything special this week but,sunday is easter.
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• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response, so you certainly had a nice time.
@maximax8 (29037)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 13
Hello Professor. I hope that you are enjoying spending time with your daughter and her husband. It is a similar situation in my home country due to it being Easter. Today is Good Friday, Sunday is Easter Sunday and Monday is Easter Monday. My daughter won't have gymnastics on Monday due to it being a bank holiday. It is so lovely your brother-in-law only had to take one days leave and he is getting 6 days. This time last year I was on a trip to South America with my two children. We were in Rio over the Easter weekend time. Have a lovely day.
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• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response dear max I am sure you had a nice time.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
29 Mar 13
Hi professor! We have almost the same situation here. We are observing the Holy Week to that is why we have a long vacation. But of course we don't have that Dola and Holi festival. I have all the time updating my online sites and myLot. I am waiting for the Easter Sunday. This is a very especial day for us Catholics. Have a wonderful day!
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• India
2 Apr 13
Thanks for response in details , so you enjoyed the long vacation.