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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2013

DOPT has published an Office Memorandum F.No. 12/4/2012-JCA-2 dated 05-06-2012 regarding List of Holidays for year 2013 to be observed in Central Government Offices located at New Delhi/Delhi.
 

List of Holidays published by DoP&T in Annexure I & Annexure II of above quoted OM :


ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2013 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI


S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1934 SAKA ERA
1 Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad
(Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
January, 25 Magha, 05 Friday
2 Republic Day January, 26 Magha, 06 Saturday
3 Holi March, 27 Chaitra, 06 Wednesday
1935 SAKA ERA
4 Good Friday March, 29 Chaitra, 08 Friday
5 Ram Navami April, 19 Chaitra, 29 Friday
6 Mahavir Jayanti April, 24 Vaisakha, 04 Wednesday
7 Buddha Purnima May, 25 Jyaishtha, 04 Saturday
8 Idu'l Fitr August, 09 Sravana, 18 Friday
9 Independence day August, 15 Sravana, 24 Thursday
10 Janmashtami August, 28 Bhadra, 06 Wednesday
11 Mahatma Gandhi's birthday) October, 02 Asvina, 10 Wednesday
12 Dussehra October, 13 Asvina, 21 Sunday
13 Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) October, 16 Asvina, 24 Wednesday
14 Diwali (Deepavali) November, 03 Kartika, 12 Sunday
15 Muharram November, 14 Kartika, 23 Thursday
16 Guru Nanak's Birthday November, 17 Kartika, 26 Sunday
17 Christmas Day December, 25 Pausa, 04 Wednesday




ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2013 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI


S.No Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1934
1 New Year's Day January, 01 Pausha, 11 Tuesday
2 Makar Sankranti January, 13 Pausha, 23 Sunday
3 Pongal January, 14 Pausha, 24 Monday
4 Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday January, 18 Pausha, 28 Friday
5 Sri Panchami February, 14 Magha, 25 Thursday
6 Basanta Panchami February, 15 Magha, 26 Friday
7 Shivaji Jayanti February, 19 Magha, 30 Tuesday
8 Guru Ravidas's Birthday February, 25 Phalguna, 06 Monday
9 Swami Dayananda
Saraswati Jayanti
March, 07 Phalguna, 16 Thursday
10 Maha Shivratri March, 10 Phalguna, 19 Sunday
1935 SAKA ERA
11 Holika Dahan March, 26 Chaitra, 05 Tuesday
12 Easter Sunday March, 31 Chaitra, 10 Sunday
13 Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/
Ugadi/ Cheti Chand
April, 11 Chaitra, 21 Thursday
14 Vaisakhi April, 13 Chaitra, 23 Saturday
15 Vishu April, 13 Chaitra, 23 Saturday
16 Mesadi April, 14 Chaitra, 24 Sunday
17 Vaisakhadi(Bengal) /
Bahag Bihu (Assam)
April, 15 Chaitra, 25 Monday
18 Guru Rabindranath's birthday May, 09 Vaisakha, 19 Thursday
19 Hazarat Ali's Birthday May, 24 Jyaishtha, 03 Fiday
20 Rath Yatra July, 10 Ashadha, 19 Wednesday
21 Jamat-Ul-Vida August, 02 Sravana, 11 Friday
22 Parsi New Year's day August, 18 Sravana, 27 Sunday
23 Raksha Bandhan August, 20 Sravana, 29 Tuesday
24 Vinayaka Chaturthi/
Ganesh Chaturthi
September, 09 Bhadra, 18 Monday
25 Onam September, 16 Bhadra, 25 Monday
26 Dussehra (Maha Saptami)
(Additional)
October, 11 Asvina, 19 Friday
27 Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)
(Additional)
October, 12 Asvina, 20 Saturday
28 Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October, 13 Asvina, 21 Sunday
29 Mahaishi Valmiki's birthday October, 18 Asvina, 26 Friday
30 Karaka Chaturthi
(Karva Chouth)
October, 22 Asvina, 30 Tuesday
31 Deepavali (South India) November, 02 Karika, 11 Saturday
32 Naraka Chaturdasi November, 02 Karika, 11 Saturday
33 Govardhan Puja November, 03 Karika, 12 Sunday
34 Bhai Duj November, 05 Karika, 14 Tuesday
35 Praihar Sashthi or Surya
Sashthi (Chhat Puja)
November, 08 Karika, 17 Friday
36 Guru Teg Bahadur's
Martyrdom Day
November, 24 Agrahayana, 03 Sunday
37 Chistmas Eve December, 24 Pausha, 03 Tuesday





DoP&T OM:

MOST IMMEDIATE

F.No. 12/4/2012-JCA-2 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 5th June, 2012.

Subject:- Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2013.

   It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure —I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2013. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure — II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

1. REPUBLIC DAY
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
10. IDU’L FITR
11. IDU’L ZUHA
12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
13. MUHARRAM
14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1.   In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified after seeking prior approval of this Ministry and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
2. HOLI
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANTA PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI /
CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA 1st NAVRATRA /
NAURAJ/ CHHATH POOJA/ KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non- working day or in the event of more than one festivals falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public
Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

5.2  For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of ldu’l Fitr, ldu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3  It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through T.V. / A.I.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2013, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, November 03, 2013 (Kartika 12). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Narakachaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2013, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Ministry of Home Affairs letter No.14046/27/83- GP-I dated 15.2.1984 by which they would observe a total of 16 holidays including the three National Holidays Viz. Republic Day, Independence Day & Mahatina Gandhi’s birthday.

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be  notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department's O.M.  No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 10(Ten) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three  National Holidays and Buddha Purnima, Dussehra, Diwali (Deepavali) and Guru  Nanak's Birthday included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant  instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.


Sorce/Order: http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12_4_2012-JCA-2.pdf

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