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Holiday List for 2019 in BSNL Offices

Holidays to be observed in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Offices during the year 2019- reg.

No. 3-1/2010-TE

To,
All Heads of Telecom Circles/
All Heads of Metro Districts!
All Heads of Administrative Units. BSNL

Dated: 27 .07.2018

Subject: Holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2019- reg.

In accordance with Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Deptt, of Personnel & Training) O.M. No. 12/2/2018-JCA -2 dated 11.07.2018, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the BSNL Offices located at Delhi / New Delhi during the year 2019. 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. BSNL 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 (\WAY 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 Circle Heads of Territorial. Circles in consultation with the Circle StYf Welfare Board and the representative Union and keeping in view the recommendation of the Central Government Employees Coordination Committee in the State Capitals. The final list applicable uniformly to all BSNL offices within the territorial jurisdiction of the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and a copy endorsed to the Corporate Office within a period of 4 weeks of issue of this letter 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 CHATURTHIIVINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
  8. RATH YATRA
  9. ONAM
  10. PONGAL
  11. SRI PANCHAMI I BASANT PANCHAMI
  12. VISHU I VAISAKHI I VAISAKHADI I BHAG ‘BIHU I MASHADI UGADI I CHAITRA SaLADI I CHETI CHAND I GUDI PADAVAI 1ST NAVRATRA NAURAJ I CHHATH POOJA I 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 to this O.M. is meant for BSNL Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Heads of Territorial Circle in consultation with the Circle Staff Welfare Board and the representative Union and keeping in view the recommendations of the Central Government Employees Co-ordination Committee in 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 ldu’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 Heads of Territorial Circles are authorized to change the date of holiday,  if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idul 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 T.V. /AIR. / Newspapers and the Heads of Territorial Circles may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. In.2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October, 27 (Kartika 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 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. BSNL Offices 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 respective Heads of Circle themselves for the year 2019, subject to pars 3.2 above.

(Keshav Kumar)

Assistant General Manager (Estt.ll)

Read/Download BSNL Order No. 3-1/2010-TE dated 27th July 2018.

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