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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

List of Holidays 2014 for Central Government Offices

F.No.12/5/2013-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 11th June, 2013
Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014.
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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 2014. 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. BUDDHA 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 accordingly 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. IVIAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAICHI / VAISAKHADI / BAHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA 181 NAVRATRA / NAUROZ/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 (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

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 Fitr, 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 P.I.B. /T.V. / A.I.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Departments/ 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 2014, Diwaii (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Kartika 01). 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 up to 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 2014, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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 only 13(Thirteen) holidays of their own after including in the list, three National Holidays and Mahavir Jayanti included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on day 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.

sd/-
(Ashok Kumar) 
Deputy Secretary (JCA)


ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2014 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI


S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1935 SAKA ERA
1 Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) January 14 Pausha 24 Tuesday
2 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Sunday
3 Holi March 17 Phalguna 26 Monday
1936 SAKA, ERA
4 Ram Navami April 08 Chaitra 18 Tuesday
5 Mahavir Jayanti April 13 Chaitra 23 Sunday
6 Good Friday April 18 Chaitra 28 Friday
7 Buddha Purnima May 14 Vaisakha 24 Wednesday
8 Idu'lFitr July 29 Sravana 7 Tuesday
9 Independence day August 15 Sravana 24 Friday
10 janmashtami August 18 Sravana 27 Monday
11 Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Thursday
12 Dussehra October 03 Asvina 11 Friday
13 Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) October 06 Asvina 14 Monday
14 Diwali (Deepavali) October 23 Kartika 1 Thursday
15 Muharram November 04 Kartika 13 Tuesday
16 Guru Nanak's Birthday November 06 Kartika 15 Thursday
17 Christmas Day December 25 Pausa 4 Thursday

ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2014 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI


S.No Holiday Date Saki Date Day
1935 SAKA ERA
1 New Year's Day January 01 Pausha 11 Wednesday
2 Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday January 07 Pausha 17 Tuesday
3 Makar Sankranti January 14 Pausha 24 Tuesday
4 Pongal January 14 Pausha 24 Tuesday
5 Basant Panchami /Sri Panchami February 04 Magha 15 Tuesday
6 Guru Ravidas's Birthday February 14 Magha 25 Friday
7 Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Wednesday
8 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti February 24 Phalguna 5 Monday
9 Maha Shivaratri February 27 Phalguna 8 Thursday
10 Holika Dahan March 16 Phalguna 25 Sunday
1936 SARA ERA
11 Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand March 31 Chaitra 10 Monday
12 Vaisakhi/Vishu/Masadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Monday
13 Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Tuesday
14 Easter Sunday April 20 Chaitra 30 Sunday
15 Guru Rabindranath's birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Friday
16 Hazarat Al's Birthday May 13 Vaisakha 23 Tuesday
17 Rath Yatra June 29 Ashadha 8 Sunday
18 Jamat-Ul-Vida July 25 Sravana 3 Friday
19 Raksha Bandhan August 10 Sravana 19 Sunday
20 Parsi New Year's day/ Nauroz August 18 Sravana 27 Monday
21 Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi August 29 Bhadra 7 Friday
22 Onam September 07 Bhadra 16 Sunday
23 Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional) October 01 Asvina 09 Wednesday
24 Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) October 02 Asvina 10 Thursday
25 Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October 03 Asvina 11 Friday
26 Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday October 08 Asvina 16 Wednesday
27 Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October 11 Asvina 19 Saturday
28 Deepavali (South India) October 22 Asvina 30 Wednesday
29 Naraka Chaturdasi October 22 Asvina 30 Wednesday
30 Govardhan Puja October 24 Kartika 02 Friday
31 Bhai Duj October 25 Kartika 03 Saturday
32 Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) October 29 Kartika 07 Wednesday
33 Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Monday
34 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Wednesday
35 Guru Govind Singh Birth Day December 28 Pausha 07 Tuesday

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12_5_2013-JCA-2-11062013.pdf]

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