Central Government Holidays 2020 – Public holidays, Closed Holidays and Restricted Holidays applicable for Central Government Offices in Delhi and outside Delhi during the year 2020.
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 18th June, 2019
Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2020 – 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 2020. 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 or 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
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 Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified accordingly 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
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKAR SAKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
11. SRI PANCHAML / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BKHU / MASHADI UGADI / CENTRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDL 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 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 (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. During 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Saturday, November 14, 2020 (Kartika 23). 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 2018, 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 11(Eleven) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Idu’l Fitr, in the list of compulsory holidays with the Idu’l Fitr 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.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India
LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
1941 SAKA ERA
|1.||Republic Day||January 26||Magha 06||Sunday|
|2.||Holi||March 10||Phalguna 20||Tuesday|
1942 SAKA ERA
|3.||Ram Navami||April 02||Chaitra 13||Thursday|
|4.||Mahavir Jayanti||April 06||Chaitra 17||Monday|
|5.||Good Friday||April 10||Chaitra 21||Friday|
|6.||Budha Purnima||May 07||Vaisakha 17||Thursday|
|7.||Id-ul-Fitr||May 25||Jyaishtha 04||Monday|
|8.||Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)||August 01||Sarvana 10||Saturday|
|9.||Janmashtami||August 12||Sarvana 21||Wednesday|
|10.||Independence Day||August 15||Sarvana 24||Saturday|
|11.||Muharram||August 30||Bhadra 08||Sunday|
|12.||Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday||October 02||Asvina 10||Friday|
|13.||Dussehra||October 25||Kartika 03||Sunday|
|14.||Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)||October 30||Kartika 08||Friday|
|15.||Diwali (Deepavali)||November 14||Kartika 23||Saturday|
|16.||Guru Nanak’s Birthday||November 30||Agrahayana 09||Monday|
|17||Christmas Day||December 25||Pausha 04||Friday|
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
|SAKA ERA 1941|
|1||New Year’s Day||January 01||Pausha 11||Wednesday|
|2||Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday||January 02||Pausha 12||Thursday|
|3||Lohri||January 13||Pausha 23||Monday|
|4||Makar Sankranti/ Pongal||January 15||Pausha 25||Wednesday|
|5||Basant Panchami/ Sri Panchami||January 30||Magha 10||Thursday|
|6||Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday||February 09||Magha 20||Sunday|
|7||Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti||February 18||Magha 29||Tuesday|
|8||Shivaji Jayanti||February 19||Magha 30||Wednesday|
|9||Maha Shivaratri||February 21||Phalguna 02||Friday|
|10||Holika Dahan/ Dolyatra||March 09||Phalguna 19||Monday|
SAKA ERA 1942
|11||Hazarat Ali’s Birthday||March 09||Phalguna 19||Monday|
|12||Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava/ Ugadi / Cheti Chand||March 25||Chaitra 05||Wednesday|
|13||Master Sunday||April 12||Chaitra 23||Sunday|
|14||Vaisakhi/ Vishu||April 13||Chaitra 24||Monday|
|15||Mesadi/ Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)||April 14||Chaitra 25||Tuesday|
|16||Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday||May 08||Vaisakha 18||Friday|
|17||Jamat Ul-Vida||May 22||Jyaishtha 01||Friday|
|18||Rath Yatra||June 23||Ashadha 02||Tuesday|
|19||Raksha Bandhan||August 03||Sarvana 12||Monday|
|20||Janmashtami (Smarta)||August 11||Sarvana 20||Tuesday|
|21||Darsi New Year’s day/ Nauraj||August 16||Sravana 25||Sunday|
|22||Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi||August 22||Sravana 31||Saturday|
|23||Onam or Thiru Onam Day||August 31||Bhadra 09||Monday|
|24||Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)||October 23||Kartika 01||Friday|
|25||Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Maha Navmi)(Additional)||October 24||Kartika 02||Saturday|
|26||Vijay Dashmi (Bengal, Kerala)||October 26||Kartika 04||Monday|
|27||Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday||October 31||Kartika 09||Saturday|
|28||Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)||November 04||Kartika 13||Wednesday|
|29||Naraka Chaturdasi||November 14||Kartika 23||Saturday|
|30||Govardhan Puja||November 15||Kartika 24||Sunday|
|31||Bhai Duj||November 16||Kartika 25||Monday|
|32||Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhath Puja)||November 20||Kartika 29||Friday ·|
|33||Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day||November 24||Agrahayana 03||Tuesday|
|34||Christmas Eve||December 24||Pausha 03||Thursday|