The main reason is to enable Indian tax payers to remit the Advance Tax to the Government. As September 15, 2013 is a Sunday, this decision has been taken.
However, as this facility has not been adequately advertised, there would be very minimal RTGS/NEFT transactions relating to Tax payments.
However, as a Special Clearing is being conducted to facilitate accounting of Government receipts (advance taxes under income tax and corporate tax), few bank customers might execute RTGS/NEFT transactions.
- NEFT v/s RTGS v/s IMPS (nextbigwhat.com)
- Indian Taxation : Advance Tax (priyensavla.wordpress.com)
- What is Advance Tax and who has to pay ? (synman.wordpress.com)
- Income tax return: Deadline ends today. Did you miss it? (profit.ndtv.com)