Province 2 Internal Affairs Minister Gyanendra Yadav locked Nepal Rastra Bank’s district office in Janakpur for opening on a public holiday.
The provincial government had announced public holiday on Sunday on the occasion of Janai Purnima and Rakshya Bandhan. But NRB’s district office in Janakpur said it would not close its services until a written information about the closure was received from its central office in Kathmandu.
Minister Yadav had gone to monitor government offices to see if they had remained closed on the holiday. He said he had to lock the office after it refused to close. He added constitution has given the right to provincial government to announce holidays but offices under the federal government refused to abide by it and he was forced to close it down.
The provincial government on Saturday afternoon appealed all government offices, bank, cooperatives, and offices of the private sector to celebrate the holiday.