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Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year - 2019

Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year - 2019

No. 21-1/2018-PE-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
Establishment Division
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 30th October 2018
01-11-2018
To,
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General,
SUB: Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year - 2019
Sir/Madam,

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of DOPT circular No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2 dated 11th July 2018 on Holidays to be observed in the Central Government Offices during the year 2019 for further necessary action at your end.
Yours sincerely,
(D.K. Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

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 the 11th July, 2018
Subject: 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 outsides Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsory 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.
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. VISHNU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA / 1ST NAVATRA / 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.
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 (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'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. 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.
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 2019, 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 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 the 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.
(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
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ANNEXURE-I

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

S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
1940 SAKA ERA
1.Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Saturday
2.Maha ShivaratriMarch 04Phalguna 13Monday
3.HoliMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
1940 SAKA ERA
4.Mahavir JayantiApril 17Chaitra 27Wednesday
5.Good FridayApril 19Chaitra 29Friday
6.Buddha PurnimaMay 18Vaisakha 28Saturday
7.Id-ul-FitrJune 05Jyaishtha 15Wednesday
8.Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid)August 12Sravana 21Monday
9.Independence DayAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
10.JanmashtamiAugust 24Bhadra 02Saturday
11.MuharramSeptember 10Bhadra 19Tuesday
12.Mahatma Gandhi's BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Wednesday
13.DussehraOctober 08Asvina 16Tuesday
14.Diwali (Deepavali)October 27Kartika 05Sunday
15.Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)November 10Kartika 19Sunday
16.Guru Nanak's BirthdayNovember 12Kartika 21Tuesday
17.Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Wednesday

ANNEXURE-I
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
SAKA ERA 1940
1.New Year's DayJanuary 01Pausha 11Tuesday
2.LohriJanuary 13Pausha 23Sunday
3.Makar SankarantiJanuary 14Pausha 24Monday
4.PongalJanuary 15Pausha 25Tuesday
5.Basant Panchami / Sri PanchamiFebruary 10Magha 21Sunday
6.Guru Ravidas's BirthdayFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
7.Shivaji JayantiFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
8.Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiMarch 01Phalguna 10Thursday
9.Holika DahanMarch 20Phalguna 29Wednesday
10.DolyatraMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
11.Hazarat Ali's BirthdayMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
SAKA ERA 1941
12.Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Chetti ChandApril 06Chaitra 16Saturday
13.Ram Navami (Smarta)April 13Chaitra 23Saturday
14.Vaiskhi / Vishnu / MesadiApril  14Chaitra 24Sunday
15.Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 15Chaitra 25Monday
16.Easter SundayApril 21Vaisakha 01Sunday
17.Guru Rabindranath's birthdayMay 09Vaisakha 19Thursday
18.Jamat-Ul-VidaMay 31Jyaishtha 10Friday
19.Rath YatraJuly 04Ashadha 13Thursday
20.Raksha BandhanAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
21.Parsi New Year's day / NaurajAugust 17Sravana 26Saturday
22.Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 02Bhadra 11Monday
23.Onam or Thiru Onam DaySeptember 11Bhadra 20Wednesday
24.Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)October 05Asvina 13Saturday
25.Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)October 06Asvina 14Sunday
26.Dussehra (Maha Navmi)October 07Asvina 15Monday
27.Maharishi Valmiki's BirthdayOctober 13Asvina 21Sunday
28.Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)October 17Asvina 25Thursday
29.Naraka ChaturdasiOctober 27Kartika 05Sunday
30.Govardhan PujaOctober 28Kartika 06Monday
31.Bhai DujOctober 29Kartika 07Tuesday
32.Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)November 02Kartika 11Saturday
33.Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom DayNovember 24Agrahayana 03Sunday
34.Christmas EveDecember 24Pausha 03Tuesday

Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in

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