Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2025 – DOPT

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2025 – DOPT

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2025 – List of Gazetted and Restricted Holidays: DOPT OM dated 09.07.2024

F.No.12/2/2023-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA) Section

2nd Floor, ‘B’ Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 9th July, 2024

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2025-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 2025. 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-ll 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’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, 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 2025, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Monday, October 20, 2025 (Asvina 28). 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 2025, 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 OM. 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 (Bakrid), Muharram and Janamashtmi, 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.

(Parveen Jargar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph. 24623180

Annexure-I

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS TO BE OBSERVED IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES DURING THE YEAR 2025

S. No. Holiday Day Saka Date Day
1946 SAKA ERA
1 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Sunday
2 Maha Shivaratri February 26 Phalguna 07 Wednesday
3 Holi March 14 Phalguna 23 Friday
1947 SAKA ERA
4 Id-ul-Fitr March 31 Chaitra 10 Monday
5 Mahavir Jayanti April 10 Chaitra 20 Thursday
6 Good Friday April 18 Chaitra 28 Friday
7 Budha Purnima May 12 Vaisakha 22 Monday
8 Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) June 07 Jyaishtha 17 Saturday
9 Muharram July 06 Ashadha 15 Sunday
10 Independence Day August 15 Sravana 24 Friday
11 Janmashtami August 16 Sravana 25 Saturday
12 Milad-un-Nabi or ld-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) September 05 Bhadra 14 Friday
13 Mahatma Gandhi’s  Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Thursday
14 Dussehra October 02 Asvina 10 Thursday
15 Piwali (Deepavali) October 20 Asvina 28 Monday
16 Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 05 Kartika 14 Wednesday
17 Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 4 Thursday

Annexure-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS TO BE OBSERVED IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES DURING THE YEAR 2025

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date   Day
1946 SAKA ERA
1. New Year’s Day January 01 Pausha 11 Wednesday
2. Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday January 06 Pausha 16 Monday
3. Makar Sankranti/ Magha Bihu/ Pongal/ Hazarat Ali’s Birthday January 14 Pausha 24 Tuesday
4. Basant Panchami/ Shi Panchami February 14 Magha 13 Sunday
5. Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday February 12 Magha 23 Wednesday
6. Shiva Ji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Wednesday
7. Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati Februay 23 Phalguna 04 Sunday
8. Holika Dahan March 13 Phalguna 22 Thursday
9. Dolyatra March 14 Phalguna 23 Friday

 

1947 SAKA ERA
10. Jamat-Ul-Vida March 28 Chaitra 07 Friday
11. Chaitra Sukladi/ Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand March 30 Chaitra 09 Sunday
12. Ram Navmi April 06 Chaitra 16 Sunday
13. Vaisakhi/ Vishu April 13 Chaitra 23 Sunday
14. Meshadi (Tamil New Year’s Day) April 14 Chaitra 24 Monday
15. Vaishakhadi (Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Tuesday
16. Easter Sunday April 20 Chaitra 30 Sunday
17. Guru Rabindranath’s birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Friday
18. Rath Yatra June 27 Ashadha 06 Friday
19. Raksha Bandhan August 09 Sravana 18 Saturday
20. Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj August 15 Sravana 24 Friday
21. Janmashtami (Smarta) August 15 Sravana 24 Friday
22. Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi August 27 Bhadra 05 Wednesday
23. Onam or Thiru Onam Day September 05 Bhadra 14 Friday
24. Dussehra (Saptami) September 29 Asvina 07 Monday
25. Dussehra (Mahashtami) September 30 Asvina 08 Tuesday
26. Dussehra (Mahanavmi) October 01 Asvina 09 Wednesday
27. Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 07 Asvina 15 Tuesday
28. Karaka Chaturthi (KarwaChouth) October 10 Asvina 18 Friday
29. Naraka Chaturdasi October 20 Asvina 28 Monday
30. Govardhan Puja October 22 Asvina 30 Wednesday
31. Bhai Duj October 23 Kartika 01 Thursday
32. Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) October 28 Kartika 06 Tuesday
33. Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrhayana 03 Monday
34. Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Wednesday

 

Source: DOPT

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