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Central Government Holiday for Bakrid will be 22nd August 2018 instead of 23rd August 2018 – DOPT Order

Closed holiday for bakrid was changed to 23rd Aug by earlier Office Memorandum dated 14.08.2018

Central Government Holiday for Bakrid will be 22nd August 2018 instead of 23rd August 2018 – DOPT Order reverting the holiday again to 22.08.2018, cancelling the earlier OM dated 14.08.2018, which changed the Holiday to 23rd August 2018

F. No. 12/4/2018-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th August, 2018


Subject: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi

In supersession of this Ministry’s OM of even number dated 14/08/2018 on the subject cited above and on the basis of the report of Ruiyat Hilal (moon deciding Committee) headed by Shahi Imam, Jama Masjid, Delhi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari intimating that witnesses of sighting of moon have been received from different cities of India, it has been decided that in Delhi Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) will be celebrated on 22nd August, 2018 instead of 23.08.2018 as notified vide this Ministry’s OM No. 12 /3/2017-JCA2 dated 14.06.2017 for all Central Government Administrative Offices at Delhi/New Delhi

2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

3. The earlier OM issued in this regard vide OM of even number dated 14/08 2018 stands withdrawn.

Hindi version will follow

Juglal Singh
Deputy Secretary Government of India

Download / Read Office Memorandum F.No> 12/4/2018-JCA2 dated 20.08.2018

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