Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014.

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F.No.12/5/2013-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi Dated the 11th June, 2013

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014.

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 2014. 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. 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
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 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 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 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 CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7.    IVIAKAR SANKARANTI
8.    RATH YATRA
9.    ONAM
10.    PONGAL
11.    SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12.    VISHU/ VAISAICHI / VAISAKHADI / BAHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA 181 NAVRATRA / NAUROZ/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 Fitr, 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 Departments/ 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 2014, Diwaii (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Kartika 01). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Narakachaturdasi 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 up to 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 2014, 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 only 13(Thirteen) holidays of their own after including in the list, three National Holidays and Mahavir Jayanti included in the list of compulsory holidays and 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.

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2014 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI NEW DELHI

S.No.I

Holiday

Date

Saka Date

Day

1935 SAKA ERA

1. Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-

Milad (Birthday of Prophet

Mohammad)

January             14 Pausha

24

Tuesday
2. Republic Day January             26 Magha

06

Sunday
3. Holi March                17 Phalguna

26

Monday

1936 SAKA, ERA

4. Ram Navami April                 08 Chaitra

18

Tuesday
5. Mahavir Jayanti April                  13 Chaitra

23

Sunday
6. Good Friday April                  18 Chaitra

28

Friday
7. Buddha Purnima May                   14 Vaisakha

24

Wednesday
8. Idu’lFitr July                   29 Sravana

07

Tuesday
9. Independence day August               15 Sravana

24

Friday
10. janmashtami August               18 Sravana

27

Monday
11. Mahatma Gandhi’s

Birthday

October             02 Asvina

10

Thursday
12. Dussehra October             03 Asvina

11

Friday
13. Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) October             06 Asvina

14

Monday
14. Diwali (Deepavali) October             23 Kartika

01

Thursday
15. Muharram November           04 Kartika

13

Tuesday
16. Guru Nanak’s Birthday November           06

Kartika

15

Thursday
17. Christmas Day December            25 Pausa

04

Thursday

ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2014 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No

Holiday

Date

 

Saki Date

Day

 

1935 SAKA ERA

1. New Year’s Day January

01

Pau sha 11 Wednesday
2. Guru Gobind Singh’s

Birthday

January

07

Pausha 17 Tuesday
3. Makar Sankranti January

14

Pausha 24 Tuesday
4. Pongal January

14

Pausha 24 Tuesday
5. Basant Panchami

/Sri Panchami

February

04

Magha 15 Tuesday
6. Guru Ravidas’s Birthday February

14

Magha 25 Friday
7. Shivaji Jayanti February

19

Magha 30 Wednesday
8. Swami Dayananda

Saraswati Jayanti

February

24

Phalguna 05 Monday
9. Maha Shivaratri February

27

Phalguna 08 Thursday
10. Holika Dahan March

16

Phalguna

25

Sunday
 

1936 SARA ERA

11. Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi

Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti

Chan.d

March

31

Chaitra 10 Monday
12. Vaisakhi/Vishu/Masadi April

14

Chaitra 24 Monday
13. Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/

Bahag Bihu (Assam)

April

15

Chaitra 25 Tuesday
14. Easter Sunday April

20

Chaitra 30 Sunday
15. Guru Rabindran.ath’s

birthday

May

09

Vaisakha 19 Friday
16. Hazarat Al’s Birthday May

13

Vaisakha 23 Tuesday
17. Rath Yatra June

29

Ashadha 08 Sunday
18. Jamat-Ul-Vida July

25

Sravana 03 Friday
19. Raksha Bandhan August

10

Sravana

19

Sunday
20. Parsi New Year’s

day/ Nauroz

August

18

Sravana

27

Monday
21. Vinayaka Chaturthi/

Ganesh Chaturthi

August

29

Bhadra

07

Friday
22. Onam September

07

Bhadra

16

Sunday

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