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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2015

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2015

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F.N0.12/5/2014-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 6th June, 2014

Office Memorandum

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2015.

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 2015. 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 CVTJAY DASHMI)
7.  DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8.  GOOD FRIDAY
9.  GURU NANAICS 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.  MAKARSANKARANTI
8.  RATH YATRA
9.  ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA 1st 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 festival 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 Idu’l Fitr, Idu’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 P.I.B./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 2015, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Kartika 20). 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 2015, 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. N0.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 9(Nine) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad, Rama Navami, Id-ul-Fitr, Janamashtami and Muharram 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.

                                              
(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Tel: 2309 2589
         Encl.; Lists of holidays   



ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2015 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No.
Holiday
Date
Saka Date
Day
1936 SAKA ERA
1.
Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
January
04
Pausha
14
Sunday
2.
Republic Day
January
26
Magha
06
Monday
3.
Holi
March
06
Phalguna
15
Friday
1937 SAKA ERA
4.
Elam Navami
March
28
Chaitra
07
Saturday
5.
Mahavir Jayanti
April
02
Chaitra
12
Thursday
6.
Good Friday
April
03
Chaitra
13
Friday
7.
Buddha Pumima
May
04
Vaisakha
14
Monday
8.
Idu’l Fitr
July
18
Ashadha
27
Saturday
9.
Independence day
August         15
Sravana         24
Saturday


10.
Janmashtami
September
05
Bhadra
14
Saturday
11.
Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)
September
25
Asvina
03
Friday
12.
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
October
02
Asvina
10
Friday
13.
Dussehra
October
22
Asvina
30
Thursday
14.
Muharram
October
24
Kartika
02
Saturday
15.
Diwali (Deepavali)
November
11
Kartika
20
Wednesday
16.
Guru Nanak’s Birthday
November
25
Agrahayana    04
Wednesday
*
Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
December
24
Pausha
03
Thursday
17.
Christmas Day
December
25
Pausha
04
Friday

* Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) falls twice in the year 2015.


ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2015 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No
Holiday
Date
Saka Date
Day
SAKA ERA 1936
1.
New Year’s Day
January
01
Pausha
11
Thursday
2.
Makar Sankranti
January
14
Pausha
24
Wednesday
3.
Pongal
January
15
Pausha
25
Thursday
4.
Basant Panchami /Sri Panchami
January
24
Magha
04
Saturday
5.
Guru Ravidas’s Birthday
February
03
Magha
14
Tuesday
6.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti
Februaiy
14
Magha
25
Saturday
7.
Shivaji Jayanti
February
19
Magha
30
Thursday
8.
Holika Dahan
March
05
Phalguna
14
Thursday
9.
Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand
March
21
Phalguna
30
Saturday
SAKA ERA 1937
10.
Easter Sunday
April
05
Chaitra
15
Sunday


11.
Vaisakhi / Vishu / Masadi
April
14
Chaitra
24
Tuesday
12.
Vaisakhadi(Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)
April
15
Chaitra
25
Wednesday
13.
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
May
03
Vaisakha
13
Sunday
14.
Guru Rabindranath’s birthday
May
09
Vaisakha
19
Saturday
15.
Jamat-ul-Vida
July
17
Ashadha
26
Friday
16.
Rath Yatra
July
18
Ashadha
27
Saturday
17.
Parsi New Year’s day/Nauroz
August
18
Sravana
27
Tuesday
18.
Onam
August
28
Bhadra
06
Friday
19.
Raksha Bandhan
August
29
Bhadra
07
Saturday
20.
Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi
September 17
Bhadra
26
Thursday
21.
Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)
October
20
Asvina
28
Tuesday
22.
Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) [Additional)
October
21
Asvina
29
Wednesday
23.
Dussehra (Maha Navmi)
October
22
Asvina
30
Thursday
24.
Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday
October
27
Kartika
05
Tuesday

25.
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)
October
30
Kartika
08
Friday

26.
Deepavali (South India)
November
10
Kartika
19
Tuesday

27.
NTaraka Chaturdasi
November
10
Kartika
19
Tuesday

28.
Govardhan Puja
November
12
Kartika
21
Thursday

29.
Bhai Duj
November
13
Kartika
22
Friday

30.
Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puia)
November
17
Kartika
26
Tuesday

31-
Gum Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
November
24
Agrahayana 03
Tuesday

32.
Christmas Eve
December
24
Pausha
03
Thursday


Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12_5_2014_JCA_2-06062014.pdf

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