Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during year 2017 DOPT Order

Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during year 2017 – Closed Holidays and Restricted Holidays list released by DOPT for Central Government Offices situated in Delhi and other parts of India

 

F.No 12/8/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training
JCA-2 section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th June. 2016

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during year 2017- reg.

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure —I to this O.M. will be observed in the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2017. 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 or 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. below:

1. REPUBLIC DAY
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEhra (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI IDEEPAVALI)
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 Central Government offices within the concerned State shan 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 indicate.

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEhra
2. HOLI
3. JANAMASHTAMI IVAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI VINAYAK CHATURTEA
7. MAKAR SAKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAN
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAML / BASANT PANCH.AMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BKHU / MASHADI UGADI / CENTRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDL PADAVA 1st NAVRATRA /NAURAJ/CHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAVTH.

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 Idu’l 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 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 2017, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday , October 19, 2017 (Ashvina 28). 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 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 2017, 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 11(Eleven) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Mahavir Jayanti, Id-ulZuha (Bakrid), Vijay Dashmi, Muharram, Guru Nanak Birthday and Miladun-Nabi(Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) 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.

sd/-
(K.Salil Kumar)
Under Secretary (JCA)

 

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL  GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

1938 SAKA ERA

S.No. Holiday   Date    Saka  Date Day
   

1938   SAKA ERA

1. Republic  Day January            26 Magha            06  Thursday
2. Maha   Shivaratri February           24 Phalguna         05 Friday
3. Holi March              13 Phalguna        22 Monday
4. Ram  Navami April                04 Chaitra          14 Tuesday
5. Mahavir   Jayanti April                09 Chaitra          19 Sunday
6. Good Friday April                14 Chaitra           24 Friday
7. Buddha  Purnima May                10 Vaisakha       20 Wednesday
8. Idu’l  Fitr June                26 Ashadha        05 Monday
9. Independence    day August            15 Sravana         24 Tuesday
10. Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) September      02 Bhadra          11 Saturday
11. Dussehra September      30 Asvina           08 Saturday
12. Muharram October          01 Asvina           09 Sunday
13. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October          02 Asvina           10 Monday
14. Diwali (Deepavali) October          19 Asvina           28 Thursday
15. Guru   Nanak’s  Birthday November      04 Kartika          13 Saturday
16. Milad-un-Nabi  or Id-e-Milad  (birthday  of Prophet Mohammad) December      02 Agrahayana   11 Saturday
17. Christmas Day December      25 Pausha          04 Monday

ANNEXURE-II

LIST  OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS  DURING  THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE  OFFICES  OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED  AT DELHI  / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday   Date    Saka  Date Day
    SAKA  ERA  1938
1. New Year’s   Day January   01 Pausha    11 Sunday
2. Guru Govind Singh’s
Birthday
January   05 Pausha    15 Thursday
3. Makar Sankranti January   14 Pausha    24 Saturday
4. Pongal January   14 Pausha    24 Saturday
5. Basant Panchami /Sri Panchami February 01 Magha    12 Wednesday
6. Guru Ravidas’s   Birthday February 10 Magha    21 Friday
7. Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha    30 Sunday
8. Swami  Dayananda
Saraswati Jayanti
February 21 Phalguna 02 Tuesday
9. Holika Dahan/Dolyatra March     12 Phalguna 21 Sunday
Saka  Era  1939
10. Chaitra Sukladi/ Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/Cheti Chand March       28 Chaittra     07 Tuesday
11. Hazarat Ali’s  Birthday  April        11 Chaitra      21 Tuesday
12. Vaisakhi/Vishu April         13 Chaitra      23 Thursday
13. Mesadi April         14 Chaitra      24  Friday
14. Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/  Bahag Bihu (Assam) April         15 Chaitra      25  Saturday
15. Easter Sunday April         16 Chaitra      26 Sunday
16. Guru  Rabindranath’s birthday

May          09

Vaisakha   19 Tuesday
17. Jamat-Ul-Vida June          23 Ashadha    02 Friday
18. Rath Yatra

June          25

Ashadha    04 Sunday
19. Raksha Bandhan August       07 Sravana    16 Monday
20. Janmashtami   (Vaishnav) August       15 Sravana     24 Tuesday
21. Parsi  NewYear’s day/ Nauraj August       17 Sravana     26 Thursday
22. Vinayaka Chaturthi/  Ganesh
Chaturthi
August       25 Bhadra      03 Friday
23. Onam September 04 Bhadra      13 Monday
24. Dussehra  (Maha Saptami) (Additional) September 27 Asvina        05 Wednesday
25. Dussehra  (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) September 28 Asvina        06 Thursday
26. Dussehra  (Maha Navami) September 29 Asvina      07  
27. Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October     05 Asvina        13 Thursday
28. Karaka  Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October     08 Asvina        16 Sunday
29. Deepavali (South India) October     18 Asvina        26 Wednesday
30. Naraka Chaturdasi October     18 Asvina        26 Wednesday
31. Govardhan Puja October     20 Asvina        28 Friday
32. Bhai Duj October     21 Asvina        29 Saturday
33. Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat  Puja) October     26 Kartika       04 Thursday
34. Guru Teg Bahadur’s
Martyrdom Day
November  24 Agrahayana 03 Friday
35. Christmas Eve December   24 Pausha         03 Sunday

 

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