Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2023: DOPT OM dated 16.06.2022

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2023: DOPT OM dated 16.06.2022

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2023 – Gazetted and Restricted Holidays: DOPT OM dated 16.06.2022

F.No.12/5/2022-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16 June, 2022

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2023- 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 2023. 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 specified at Annexure – II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays, to be chosen out of the 12 optional holidays indicated below at para 3.1:

  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. For offices located in New Delhi/ Delhi, three holidays are selected by the D/o Personnel & Training and for the offices located outside Delhi/ New Delhi three holidays are to be chosen 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, from the list indicated below. 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. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in the festivals and dates, as indicated at Annexure -I and Annexure-II baring a few exceptions indicated at para 5.1 and 5.2 hereinafter. The 12 optional holidays are as follows:

  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 / BASANT PANCHAMI
  12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU/ MASHADI UGADI/ CHAITRA SUKLADI/ CHETI CHAND/ GUDI PADAVA / 1st NAVRATRA/ NAORAZ/ 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 as annexure-II 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. However, the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are also 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’lFitr, Idu’lZuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date in respect 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 2023, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, November 12, 2023 (Kartika 21). 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) in 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 2023, 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 14 (Fourteen) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Id-ul-Zuha, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Milad-un­ Nabi or Id-e-Milad and Christmas Day 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.

(S.P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph. 23094678

To

  1. All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.
  2. UPSC/ CVC/ C&AG/ PMO/ Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ President’s Secretariat/ Vice-President’ s Secretariat/ Supreme Court/ High Court of the States/ Central Administrative Tribunal Principal Bench/ Election Commission of India/ Minorities Commission / National Human Rights Commission/ Central Information Commission/ National Commission for Women/ National Commission for SC/ NCST/ NCBC.
  3. All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions.
  4. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi.
  5. All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM).
  6. All Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM),Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions.
  7. Chairman / Secretaries, Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees (As per updated list from Welfare Section).
  8. PS to Cabinet Secretary.
  9. Deputy Secretary (Coordination) , Delhi Govt. Secretariat, I.G. Stadium, I.T.O., New Delhi.
  10. The Manager (Store),Government of India, Forms Store, 166 Lenin Sarai, Kolkata
  11. Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments/ Union Territories.
  12. Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, PTI Building, New Delhi
  13. Deputy Director (Bills), Dte. of Printing, B-Wing, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
  14. Positional Astronomy Centre, Block-AQ, Plot No.8 Sector-V, Saltlake, Manish Bathan, Kolkata – 700091
  15. Facilitation Centre, DOP&T (20 copies)

ANNEXURE –I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2023 TO BE OBSERVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1944 SAKA ERA
1. Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Thursday
2. Holi March 08 Phalguna 17 Wednesday
1945 SAKA ERA
3. Ram Navami March 30 Chaitra 09 Thursday
4. Mahavir Jayanti April 04 Chaitra 14 Thuesday
5. Good Friday April 07 Chaitra 17 Friday
6. Id-ul-Fitr April 22 Vaisakha 02 Saturday
7. Budha Purnima May 05 Vaisakha 15 Friday
8. Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) June 29 Ashadha 08 Thursday
9. Muharram July 29 Sarvana 07 Saturday
10. Independence Day August 15 Sarvana 24 Tuesday
11. Janmashtami (Vaishnava) September 07 Bhadra 16 Thursday
12. Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) September 28 Asvina 06 Thursday
13. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Monday
14. Dussehra October 24 Kartika 02 Tuesday
15. Diwali (Deepavali) November 12 Kartika 21 Sunday
16. Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 27 Agarhayana 06 Monday
17. Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Monday

 

ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2023 IN RESPECT OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1944
1. New Year’s Day January 01 Pausha 11 Sunday
2. Makar Sankranti/ Magha/ Bihu / January 14 Pausha 24 Saturday
3. Pongal January 15 Pausha 25 Sunday
4. Basant Panchami Sri Panchami January 26 Magha 06 Saturday
5. Hazarat Ali’s Birthday February 05 Magha 16 Sunday
6. Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati February 15 Magha 26 Wednesday
7. Maha Shivratri February 18 Magha 29 Saturday
8. Shiva ji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Sunday
9. Holika Dahan, dolyatra March 07 Phalguna 16 Tuesday
SAKA ERA 1945
10. Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi/ Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand March 22 Chaitra 01 Wednesday
11. Easter Sunday April 09 Chaitra 19 Sunday
12. Vaisakhi / Vishu / Meshadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Friday
13. Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Saturday
14. Jamat-Ul-Vida April 21 Vaisakha 01 Friday
15. Birthday of Guru Rabindranath’s May 09 Vaisakha 19 Tuesday
S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
16. Rath Yatra June 20 Jyaishtha 30 Tuesday
17. Raksha Bandhan August 11 Sarvana 20 Thursday
18. Parsi New Year’s day/ Nauraj August 16 Sravana 25 Wednesday
19. Onam or Thiru Onam Day August 29 Bhadra 07 Tuesday
20. Raksha Bandhan August 30 Bhadra 08 Wednesday
21. Janmashtami (Samarta) September 06 Bhadra 15 Wednesday
22. Ganesh Chaturthi September 19 Bhadra 28 Tuesday
23. Dussehra (Saptami) October 21 Asvina 29 Saturday
24. Dussehra (Mahashtami) October 22 Asvina 30 Sunday
25. Dussehra (Mahanavmi) October 23 Kartika 01 Monday
26. Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 28 Kartika 06 Saturday
27. Karaka Chaturthi (KarwaChouth) November 01 Kartika 10 Wednesday
28. Naraka Chaturdasi November 12 Kartika 21 Sunday
29. Govardhan Puja November 13 Kartika 22 Monday
30. Bhai Duj November 15 Kartika 24 Wednesday
31. PratiharShashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) November 19 Kartika 28 Sunday
32. Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Friday
33. Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Sunday

 

Source: DOPT

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