How many holidays do we require in a year?Holidays are very important part of our work life as they provide us the break from our strenuous jobs as well as provide time for doing our personal works.
The holidays provided in Govt organisations differ from that of private in many respect and in general the number of holidays provided in Govt sector are much more than that of private.
I remember earlier there was only Sunday as the weekly holiday but with time many organisations adopted 5 days week and Saturday became an additional weekly holiday. So together they count as 104 days (52 + 52) in a year. Apart from this there are holidays during festival times and on an average 20 such holidays are there in a year.
There are some organisations who do not observe 5 days so they are deprived of these 52 days in a year which otherwise would had been available to them also.
So on one side we talk of efficiency, hard work and dutifulness in our work places but there are people who are given about 124 days (104 + 20) as holidays in a year. That looks a pretty big figure to me seeing that there are so many pending works and delayed projects in the offices or institutions. Of course many other people might be getting less holidays than that depending upon where they are employed.
What is the opinion of the members. Are these holidays on the higher side or adequate?