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Central Government Holidays in the year 2013

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2013

F.No.12/4/2012-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 5th June, 2012

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2013.

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 2013. 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. BUDHA 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 after seeking prior approval of this Ministry 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. MAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANTA PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CH

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 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.

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, ldu’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 T.V. / A.l.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 2013, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, November 03, 2013 (Kartika 12). 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 2013, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Ministry of Home Affairs letter No.14046/27/83- GP-I dated 15.2.1984 by which they would observe a total of 16 holidays including the three National Holidays Viz. Republic Day, Independence Day & Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.

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 Buddha Purnima, Dussehra, Diwali (Deepavali) and Guru Nanak’s Birthday included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days 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/-
(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Annexure -I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2013 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No Holiday Date Saka Date   Day
1. Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) January 25 Magha 05 Friday
2. Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Saturday
3. Holi March 27 Phalguna 06 Wednesday
4 Good Friday March 29 Chaitra 08 Friday
5. Rama Navami April 19 Chaitra 29 Friday
6. Mahavir Jayanti April 24 Vaisakha 04 Wednesday
7. Budda Purnima May 25 Jyaishtha 04 Saturday
8. Idu’l Fitr August 09 Sravana 18 Friday
9. Independence Day August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday
10. Janmashtami August 28 Bhadra 06 Wednesday
11. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Wednesday
12. Dussehra October 13 Asvina 21 Sunday
13. Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) October 16 Asvina 24 Wednesday
14. Diwali (Deepavali) November 03 Kartika 12 Sunday
15. Muharram November 14 Kartika 23 Thursday
16. Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 17 Kartika 26 Sunday
17. Chirstmas Day Decemeber 25 Pausa 04 Wednesday

 

ANNEXURE – II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2012 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCAGED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI.

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1934
1 New Year’s Day January 01 Pausa 11 Tuesday
2 Makar Sankranti January 13 Pausa 23 Sunday
3 Pongal January 14 Pausa 24 Monday
4 Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday January 18 Pausa 28 Friday
5 Sri Panchami February 14 Magha 25 Thursday
6 Basanta Panchami / Sri Panchami February 15 Magha 26 Friday
7 Shivaji Jayanthi February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday
8 Guru Ravidas’ Birthday February 25 Phalguna 06 Monday
9 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti February 16 Magha 27 Thursday
10 Maha Shivratri March 10 Phalguna 19 Thursday
SAKA ERA 1935
11 Holika Dahan March 26 Chaitra 05 Tuesday
12 Ester Sunday March 31 Chaitra 10 Sunday
13 Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand April 11 Chaitra 21 Thursday
14 Vaisakhi April 13 Chaitra 23 Saturday
15 Vishu April 13 Chaitra 23 Saturday
16 Mesadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Sunday
17 Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Monday
18 Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Thursday
19 Hazarat Ali’s Birthday May 24 Jyaishtha 03 Friday
20 Rath Yatra July 10 Ashadha 19 Thursday
21 Jamat-UI-Vida August 02 Sravana 11 Friday
22 Parsi New Year’s day August 18 Sravana 27 Sunday
23 Raksha Bandhan August 20 Sravana 29 Tuesday
24 Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi September 09 Bhardra 18 Monday
25 Onam September 16 Bhadra 25 Monday
26 Maha Saptami (Additional) (Dussehra) October 11 Asvina 19 Friday
27 Dussehra (Maha Astami) (Additional) October 12 Asvina 20 Saturday
28 Dussehra (Maha Navami) October 13 Asvina 21 Sunday
29 Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 18 Asvina 26 Friday
30 Karaka Chaturdasi (Karva Chouth) October 22 Asvina 30 Tuesday
31 Deepavali (South India) November 02 Kartika 11 Saturday
30 Narak Chaturdasi November 02 Kartika 11 Saturday
32 Govardhan Puja November 03 Kartika 12 Sunday
33 Bhai Duj November 05 Kartika 14 Tuesday
34 Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) November 08 Kartika 17 Friday
35 Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Sunday
36 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausa 03 Tuesday
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