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State Government Holidays 2020 For Offices In Himachal Pradesh

Gazetted and Restricted Holidays for the state government offices under Government of Himachal Pradesh during the year 2020

GOVERNMENT OF HIMACHAL PRADESH

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

SECTION-A

No. GAD-A(F)9-2/2019

Dated Shimla-2 the 14.11.2019

NOTIFICATION

The Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to order that the holidays as listed in Annexure-I, will be observed as Gazetted Holidays during the calendar year- 2020, in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

2. In addition to the holidays mentioned in Annexure-l , all Government employees will be authorized to avail two ‘Restricted Holidays’ out of those mentioned in Annexure- III.

3. Holidays listed in Annexure-II are declared Gazetted Holidays for women employees working in all Government Offices/ Boards / Corporations/ Educational Institutions in H.P. These will also be holidays for women employees within the meaning of Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act. 1881 and also to daily wage women employees.

4. (i) The Deputy Commissioners in the State are authorized to declare two local holidays within their jurisdiction during the Year 2020 in connection with celebration of important fairs and festivals in the respective District/Area.

(ii) However, for the offices situated within the Municipal limits of Shimla, two local holidays will be declared by the State Government after receiving proposal in this regard from the Deputy Commissioner, Shimla and for the rest of the areas of District Shimla, two local holidays will be declared/decided by the Deputy Commissioner, Shimla as per past practice. For the Offices of H.P. Govt. situated at Delhi, two local holidays will be declared by the State Govt. after receiving proposal from Pr. Resident Commissioner, H.P., New Delhi.

5. The holidays listed in Annexure-IV are also declared as gazetted holidays within the meaning of Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

By order,

Dr. Shrikant Baldi
Chief Secretary,
Government of Himachal Pradesh

Annexure – I

Gazetted Holidays for the Year -2020

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day

1941 SAKA ERA

1 Statehood Day January 25 Magha 05 Saturday
2 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Sunday
3 Guru Ravidas’s Birthday February 09 Magha 20 Sunday
4 Maha Shivratri February 21 Phalguna 02 Friday
5 Holi March 10 Phalguna 20 Tuesday

1942 SAKA ERA

6 Ram Navami April 02 Chaitra 13 Thursday
7 Good Friday April 10 Chaitra 21 Friday
8 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Birthday April 14 Chaitra 25 Tuesday
9 Himachal Day April 15 Chaitra 26 Wednesday
10 Parshu Ram Jayanti April 25 Vaisakha 06 Saturday
11 Budha Purnima May 07 Vaisakha 17 Thursday
12 Id-ul-Fitr

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

May 25 Jyaishtha 04 Monday
13 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti (Prakato Diwas) June 05 Jyaishtha 15 Friday
14 Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) August 01 Sravana 10 Saturday
15 Janmashtami August 12 Sarvana 21 Wednesday
16 Independence Day August 15 Sarvana 24 Saturday
17 Muharram August 30 Bhadra 08 Sunday
18 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Friday
19 Dussehra October 25 Kartika 03 Sunday
20 Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 31 Kartika 09 Saturday
21 Diwali (Deepavali) November 14 Kartika 23 Saturday
22 Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 30 Agrahayana 09 Monday
23 Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Friday

 

Annexure-II

Gazetted Holidays for the Year-2020 for women employees working in all Government Offices/Boards/Corporations/Educational Institutions in H.P. These will also be holidays for women employees under Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 and also to daily waged women employees.

Sl.No Holidays Date Saka Day
1 Raksha Bandhan August 03 Sravana 12 Monday
2 Karva Chauth November 04 Kartika 13 Wednesday
3 Bhai Duj November 16 Kartika 25 Monday

 

Annexure-III

Restricted Holidays for the Year-2020

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day

SAKA ERA 1941

1 New Year’s Day January 01 Pausha 11 Wednesday
2 Lohri January 13 Pausha 23 Monday
3 Makar Sankranti / Pongal January 14 Pausha 24 Wednesday
4 Basant Panchami/ Sri Panchami January 30 Magha 10 Thursday
5 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti February 18 Magha 29 Tuesday
6 Mahavir Jayanti April 06 Chaitra 17 Monday

SAKA ERA 1942

7 Easter Sunday April 12 Chaitra 23 Sunday
8 Vaisakhi/ Vishu April 13 Chaitra 24 Monday
9 Maha Ashtami October 24 Kartika 02 Saturday
10 Govardhan Puja November 15 Kartika 24 Sunday
11 Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Tuesday
12 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Thursday

 

Annexure-IV

Gazetted Holidays for the Year-2020 under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day

1941 SAKA ERA

1 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Sunday
2 Maha Shivratri February 21 Phalguna 02 Friday
3 Holi March 10 Phalguna 20 Tuesday
4 Annual Accounts Closing April 01 Chaitra 12 Wednesday

1942 SAKA ERA

5 Ram Navami April 02 Chaitra 13 Thursday
6 Himachal Day April 15 Chaitra 26 Wednesday
7 Budha Purnima May 07 Vaisakha 17 Thursday
8 Id-ul-Fitr

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

May 25 Jyaishtha 04 Monday
9 Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) August 01 Sravana 10 Saturday
10 Janmashtami August 12 Sarvana 21 Wednesday
11 Independence Day August 15 Sarvana 24 Saturday
12 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Friday
13 Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 31 Kartika 09 Saturday
14 Diwali (Deepavali) November 14 Kartika 23 Saturday
15 Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 30 Agrahayana 09 Monday
16 Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Friday

 

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