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This practice continues from the British Rule in India since the East India Company regime. I admit, I don't know the exact reason why it was started and exactly since when? But most probably, it may be on account of implementation of some Bye-laws of the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the East india Company, when the company started ruling over different states by and by.

The Government of India, however adopted every such administrative system, as set up by the British Rule, even after the independence of India. And the system still continues. However, in the Prime minstership period of Shri Rajev Gandhi the Central Government adopted 5 days' week for adminstrative offices (not operative offices) instead of 6 days' week with every saturday closed day in Central Government offices on the pattern of the western countries. Of course it was not as a matter of copying other countries, but due to depleting foreign exchange resources due to rising prices of the petroleum products, as India was depending mostly on the import of crude oil.

Second Story: Its really very interesting reason for the holiday on second saturday every month.

There was a very sincere assisstant for a british officer during 19th century. He used to go to his hometown to meet his parents only during holidays. This routine continued for years together. As the days passed, the assisstant's responsibilities were also started increasing which made him to work more with lesser holidays. One day it so happened that the assisstant's parents came to meet their son. They went to the officer with a request to send their son on leave. Then that officer came to know the fact that his assisstant was so much involved in his work and did not find any free time to meet his aged parents. This situation made the officer to appreciate the sincerity and loyalty of his assisstant and declared holiday on second saturday of every month to go to his hometown. Eversince he made this announcement, the British government incorporated this rule and announced holiday officially. This culture has been followed by the Indian government for specific departments.

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