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Central Government Holiday List 2016 – DOPT releases list of holidays for 2016

Central Government Holiday List 2016 – DOPT releases list of Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016

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 GM. 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 a other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified according and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that 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 I VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKAR 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 Holidays appended to this OM. 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 Idul 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 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 remaining 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 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.

(A. Asho Chalai)
Director (JCA)

Encl.- List of Leave

 

ANNEXURE-I

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

 

Sl. No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
2016 A.D. 1937 SAKA ERA
1 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Tuesday
1938 SAKA ERA
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 Visakha 31 Saturday
7 Idu’l Fitr July 06 Ashadha 15 Wednesday
8 Independence Day August 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 Birth Day October 02 Asvina 10 Sunday
12 Dussehra October 11 Asvina 19 Tuesday
13 Muharram October 12 Asvina 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 Mohammad) December 13 Agrahayana 22 Tuesday
17 Chirstmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Sunday
ANNEXURE – II
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
Sl. No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1937 SAKA ERA
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 Panchmi February 12 Magha 23 Friday
6 Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Friday
7 Guru Ravidas’s Birth Day February 22 Phalguna 03 Monday
8 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti March 04 Phalguna 14 Friday
9 Maha Shivaratri March 07 Phalguna 17 Monday
1938 SAKA ERA
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 01 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
22 Onam September 14 Bhadra 23 Wednesday
23 Dussehra (Maha Saptami) October 08 Asvina 16 Saturday
24 Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) October 09 Asvina 17 Sunday
25 Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October 10 Asvina 18 Monday
26 Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 16 Asvina 24 Sunday
27 Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October 19 Asvina 27 Wednesday
28 Deepavali (south India) October 29 Kartika 07 Saturday
29 Naraka Chaturdasi October 29 Kartika 07 Saturday
30 Govardhan Puja October 31 Kartika 09 Monday
31 Bhai Duj November 01 Kartika 10 Tuesday
32 Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) November 06 Kartika 15 Sunday
33 Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Thursday
34 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Saturday

Checkout Holidays at ease using following Holiday Calendar Tool

Color Marking made in the Calendar below to denote the type of holiday
Holidays marked with this color are Optional Closed and Restricted holidays – Three and Nine out of these twelve days
are to be announced by CG Welfare Association at State level as closed holidays and restricted holidays respectively. The other
restricted holidays (RH) are to be decided at State Level
Holiday marked with this color are Compulsory Closed holidays irrespective of States
Restricted holidays (RH) applicable to offices situated in Delhi / New Delhi only
Compulsory closed holidays applicable to offices situated in Delhi / New Delhi only


Download DOPT Office Memorandum F.No.12/7/2015-JCA- dated 11.06.2015

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