Wednesday, 11 July 2018

DoPT: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During the 2019

DoPT: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During the 2019

Central-Government-Holiday-List-2019

Central Government Holidays List 2019

F.No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment(JCA - 2)Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 11th July,2018

Sub: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During The 2019-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 2019. 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 para2, 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 with in the concerned state shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter.
  1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
  2. HOLI
  3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMI
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHI/VINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKRANTI
  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 festival falling on the same day.
  1. 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 (indicated in para 3.1), 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'I Fitr, Idu'I 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'I 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.
  1. In 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Kartika 05). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi 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.
  2. 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 2019, subject to para 3.2 above.
  3. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. 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 12 (Twelve) holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Janamashtami (Vaishnava), Diwali, Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on day of weekly off.
  5. 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.
  6. Hindi version will follow.
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Tel:23092338

ANNEXURE - I
LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI

S.NoHolidayDateSaka DateDay

1940 SKA ERA

1Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Saturday
2Maha ShivaratriMarch 04Phalguna 13Monday
3HoliMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday

1941 SAKA ERA

4Mahavir JayantiApril 17Chaitra 27Wednesday
5Good FridayApril 19Chaitra 29Friday
6Buddha PurnimaMay 18Vaisakha 28Saturday
7Id-Ul-FitrJune 05Jyaishtha 15Wednesday
8Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid)August 12Sravana 21Monday
9Independence DayAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
10JanmashtamiAugust 24Bhadra 02Saturday
11MuharramSeptember 10Bhadra 19Tuesday
12Mahatma Gandhi's BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Wednesday
13DussehraOctober 08Asvina 16Tuesday
14Diwali (Deepavali)October 27Kartika 05Sunday
15Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)November 10Kartika 19Sunday
16Guru Nanak's BirthdayNovember 12Kartika 21Tuesday
17Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Wednesday

ANNEXURE - II
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.NoHolidayDateSaka DateDay

SAKA ERA 1940

1New Year's dayJanuary 01Pausha 11Tuesday
2LohriJanuary 13Pausha 23Sunday
3Makar SankrantiJanuary 14Pausha 24Monday
4PongalJanuary 15Pausha 25Tuesday
5Basant Panchami/Sri PanchamiFebruary 10Magha 21Sunday
6Guru Ravidas's BirthdayFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
7Shivaji JayantiFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
8Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiMarch 01Phalguna 10Thursday
9Holika DahanMarch 20Phalguna 29Wednesday
10DolyatraMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
11Hazarat Ali's BirthdayMarch 21Phalguna 30 Thursday

SAKA ERA 1941

12Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti ChandApril 06Chaitra 16Saturday
13Ram Navami (Smarta)April 13Chaitra 23Saturday
14Vaiskhi/Vishu/MesadiApril 14Chaitra 24Sunday
15Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 15Chaitra 25Monday
16Easter SundayApril 21Vaisakha 01Sunday
17Guru Rabindranath's birthdayMay 09Vaisakha 19Thursday
18Jamat -Ul-VidaMay 31Jyaishtha 10Friday
19Rath YatraJuly 04Ashadha 13Thursday
20Raksha BandhanAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
21Parsi New Year's day/NaurajAugust 17Sravana 26Saturday
22Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 02Bhadra 11Monday
23Onam or Thiru Onam DaySeptember 11Bhadra 20Wednesday
24Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)October 05Asvina 13Saturday
25Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)October 06Asvina 14Sunday
26Dussehra (Maha Navmi)October 07Asvina 15Monday
27Maharishi Valmiki's BirthdayOctober 13Asvina 21Sunday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)October 17Asvina 25Thursday
29Naraka ChaturdasiOctober 27Kartika 05Sunday
30Govardhan PujaOctober 28Kartika 06Monday
31Bhai DujOctober 29Kartika 07Tuesday
32Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)November 02Kartika 11Saturday
33Guru Tag Bahadur's Martyrdom DayNovember 24Agrahayana 03Sunday
34Christmas EveDecember 24Pausha 03Tuesday

Source: DoPT

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