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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016- reg

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016- reg

IMMEDIATE

F.No.12/7/2015-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, 2015

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016- reg.

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 2016. 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. MAHAR SANKARANTI
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/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 Holiday 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 Idul 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, 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 2016, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday , October 30, 2016 (Kartika 08). 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 remainin holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2016, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays i 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 10(Ten)) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Budh Purnima, Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday, Diwali and Christmas 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/-
(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director (JCA)
Ph: 23094906

Encl.: Lists of holidays

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2016 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELH 

S.No
Holiday
Date
Saka Date
Day
                          2016 A.D.    1937 SAKA ERA
1
Republic Day
January 26
Magha 06
Tuesday
2
Holi
March 24
Chaitra 04
Thursday
3
Good Friday
March 25
Chaitra 05
Friday
4
Ram Navami
April 15
Chaitra 26
Friday
5
Mahavir Jayanti
April 20
Chaitra 31
Wednesday
6
Buddha Purnima
May 21
Vaisakha 31
Saturday
7
Idu’l Fitr
July 06
Ashadha 15
Wednesday
8
Independence day
Audust 15
Sravana 24
Monday
9
Janmashtami
August 25
Bhadra 03
Thursday
10
Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
September 12
Bhadra 21
Monday
11
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
October 02
Asvina 10
Sunday
12
Dussehra
October 11
Asvina 19
Tuesday
13
Muharram
October 12
Ashvina 20
Wednesday
14
Diwali (Deepavali)
October 30
Kartika 08
Sunday
15
Guru Nanak’s Birthday
November 14
Kartika 23
Monday
16
Milad –Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of prophet Mohammed)
December 13
Agrahayana 22
Tuesday
17
Christmas Day
December 25
Pausha 04
Sunday

ANNEXURE - II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2016 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELH / NEW DELHI

S.No
Holiday
Date
Saka Date
Day
                                       SAKA ERA 1937
1
New Year’s Day
January 01
Pausha 11
Friday
2
Makar Sankranti
January 14
Pausha 24
Thursday
3
Pongal
January 15
Pausha 25
Friday
4
Guru Govind Singh’s Birthday
January 16
Pausha 26
Saturday
5
Basant Panchami /Sri Panchami
February 12
Magha 23
Friday
6
Shivaji Jayanti
February 19
Magha 30
Friday
7
Guru Ravidas’s Birthday
February 22
Phalguna 03
Monday
8
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti
March 04
Phalguna 14
Friday
9
Maha Shivaratri
March 07
Phalguna 17
Monday
                                       SAKA ERA 1938
10
Holika Dahan, Dolyatra
March 23
Chaitra 03
Wednesday
11
Easter Sunday
March 27
Chaitra 07
Sunday
12
Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava Ugadi/Cheti Chand
April 08
Chaitra 19
Friday
13
Vaisakhi/Vishu
April 13
Chaitra 24
Wednesday
14
Masadi/Vaisakhadi, Bahag Bihu (Asam)
April 14
Chaitra 25
Thursday
15
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
April 21
Vaisakha 01
Thursday
16
Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday
May 08
Vaisakha 18
Sunday
17
Jamat –UL-Vida
July 01
Ashadha 10
Friday
18
Rath Yatra
July 06
Ashadha 15
Wednesday
19
Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj
August 17
Sravana 26
Wednesday
20
Raksha Bandhan
August 18
Sarvana 27
Thursday
21
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
September 05
Bhadra 14
Monday


Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12_7_2015-JCA-2-11062015.pdf

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