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Bye-Elections to fill the clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland on 29.07.2017 – Grant of paid holiday

Grant of paid holiday for Bye-Elections – DoPT Orders

Bye-Elections to fill the clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland on 29.07.2017 – Grant of paid holiday – regarding

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated July 28, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye-Elections to fill the clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland on 29.07.2017 – Grant of paid holiday – regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the Bye-Elections to fill the clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, the guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide 0M No.12/14/99-JCA dated 10/10/2001, would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the concerned States.

2. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

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(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: http://dopt.gov.in/

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Inclusion of more holidays in national calendar

Inclusion of more holidays in national calendar

The Government has received proposal to make Patriots Day, observed on 13th August, and Ningol Chakkouba, which coincides with Bhai Duj, as restricted holidays and include them in the National Calendar.

As per existing policy, the Central Government administrative offices observe 17 holidays in a year. Out of these 17 holidays, 14 are pre-notified, compulsory holidays, which include three National holidays, namely, Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. The remaining three holidays are required to be selected, by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee (CGEWCC), functioning in respective states, from another list of 12 occasions. In addition, individual employees are allowed two restricted holidays in a year to be selected from a notified list of such Restricted Holidays.

In view of the ceiling on the total number of holidays that can be declared in a year by the Government, it has not been found possible to declare additional Restricted Holiday for the above occasions.

As per policy, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals choose three holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri K. Bhabananda Singh in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2018

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2018: DoPT Order

central-government-holidays-2018

F.No.12/3/2017-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th June, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2018- reg.

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this OM. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/ New Delhi during the year 2018. 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 J AYANTI
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. 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 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, ldu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.8 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 2018, 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 2018, 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 16(Sixteen) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Idu’l Fitr, in the list of compulsory holidays with the Idu’l Fitr falling on day of weekly off (Saturday).

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/-
(D. K. SenGupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Encl.: List of holidays

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2018 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1939 SAKA ERA
1 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Friday
2 Maha Shivaratri February 14 Magha 25 Wednesday
3 Holi March 02 Phalguna 11 Friday
1940 Saka Era
4 Mahavir Jayanti March 29 Chaitra 08 Thursday
5 Good Friday March 30 Chaitra 09 Friday
6 Buddha Purnima April 30 Vaisakha 10 Monday
7 Idu’l Fitr June 16 Jyaishtha 26 Saturday
8 Independence day August 15 Sravana 24 Wednesday
9 Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) August 22 Sarvana 31 Wednesday
10 Janmashtami September 03 Bhadra 12 Monday
11 Muharram September 21 Bhadra 30 Friday
12 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Tuesday
13 Dussehra October 19 Asvina 27 Friday
14 Diwali (Deepavali) November 07 Kartika 16 Wednesday
15 Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e- Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) November 21 Kartika 30 Wednesday
16 Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 23 Agrahayana 02 Friday
17 Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Tuesday

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2018 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI , NEW DELHI

S.No Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1939
1 New Year’s Day January 01 Pausha 11 Monday
3 Makar Sankranti January 14 Pausha 24 Sunday
4 Pongal January 14 Pausha 24 Sunday
5 Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami January 22 Magha 02 Monday
6 Guru Ravidas’s Birthday January 31 Magha 11 Wednesday
7 Swami Dayananda Sarawati Jayanti February 10 Magha 21 Saturday
8 Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Monday
9 Holika Dahan/Dolyatra March 01 Phalguna 10 Thursday
10 Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand March 18 Phalguna 27 Sunday
SAKA ERA1940
11 Ram Navami March 25 Chaitra 04 Sunday
12 Easter Sunday April 01 Chaitra 11 Sunday
13 Hazarat Ali’s Birthday April 01 Chaitra 11 Sunday
14 Vaisakhi/Vishu/Mesadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Saturday
15 Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Sunday
16 Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Wednesday
17 Jamat-Ul-Vida June 15 Jyaishtha 25 Friday
18 Rath Yatra July 14 Ashadha 23 Saturday
19 Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj August 17 Sravana 26 Friday
20 Onam or Thiru Onam Day August 25 Bhadra 03 Saturday
21 Raksha Bandhan August 26 Bhadra 04 Sunday
22 Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi September 13 Bhadra 22 Thursday
23 Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional) October 16 Asvina 24 Tuesday
24 Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) October 17 Asvina 25 Wednesday
25 Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October 18 Asvina 26 Thursday
26 Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 24 Kartika 02 Wednesday
27 Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October 27 Kartika 05 Saturday
28 Deepavali (South India) November 06 Kartika 15 Tuesday
29 Naraka Chaturdasi November 06 Kartika 15 Tuesday
30 Govardhan Puja November 08 Kartika 17 Thursday
31 Bhai Duj November 09 Kartika 18 Friday
32 Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) November 13 Kartika 22 Tuesday
33 Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Saturday
34 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Monday

Source: DoPT

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Public Holiday on 19th April, 2017 on account of polling of By-Election, 2017

Election Holiday for Bank Employees on 19.4.2017 – IBA Orders issued
Indian Banks Association

HR & Industrial Relations

No.CIR/HR&IR/H6/2017-18/2534

April 18, 2017

All Members of the Association
(Designated Officers)

Dear Sirs,

Public Holiday on 19th April, 2017 on account of polling of By-Election, 2017

We enclose a copy of notification No. PHD. 1317/346/C.R.64/XXIX dated 10th April, 2017 issued by the Government of Maharashtra declaring Wednesday, the 19th April, 2017 as Public Holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), on account of polling of By-Election, 2017 in the concerned Municipal Corporation, Zilla Parishads and Panchayat Samiti.

This is for information of members banks.

Yours faithfully,
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K S Chauhan
Sr. Vice President-HR&IR

 

Authroity: www.iba.org.in
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Declaration of Holiday on 14.4.2017 on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – DoPT Orders

Declaration of Holiday on 14.4.2017 on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – DoPT Orders

F.No.12/6/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 5th April, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2017 – Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

It has been decided to declare Friday, the 14th April 2017, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.

2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881).

3. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.

(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Pongal gazetted holiday in Tamil Nadu central government offices

Pongal gazetted holiday in Tamil Nadu central government offices

Chennai: In a major boost to the ruling All India Anna Dravida Kazhagam (AIADMK), the Centre on Tuesday finally caved in to their demands and declared Pongal festival as a gazetted holiday.

According to the AIADMK official Twitter handle, party general secretary V K Sasikala or Chinnamma as popularly called among followers, had urged the Central Government to roll back the announcement of Pongal as restricted holiday.

“Following the efforts taken by the general secretary of AIADMK respected Chinnamma, who in her statement urged the Central Government to roll back the announcement of Pongal as restricted holidays, the Central Government has today declared the festival as gazetted holiday. Tamil speaking people across the globe thanked, respected Chinnamma profusely for her efforts and said the good governance of Amma is still continuing,” it said.

This development comes a day after Central Government changed the status of the Pongal holidays from gazetted to restricted.

On Monday, Sasikala had termed the Centre’s move to convert the Pongal holiday into a restricted one as a “big shock”, following which she urged the Centre to review its decision.

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Holidays to be observed during 2017 in Central Government Offices in the state of Tamilnadu – Executive Committee Meeting of CGEWCC held on 10.1.2017 issue of corrigendum

Holidays to be observed during 2017 in Central Government Offices in the state of Tamilnadu – Executive Committee Meeting of CGEWCC held on 10.1.2017 issue of corrigendum

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPT.OF REVENUE

Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS
CUSTOM HOUSE, NO,60,RAJAJI SALAI, CHENNAI-600001

F.No. CGEWCC-2016

Dated : 10.10.2017

To
All Executive Committee Members & Members (As per mailing list)
CGEWCC

Sir(s),

Sub: Holidays to be observed during 2017 in Central Government Offices in the state of Tamilnadu – Executive Committee Meeting of CGEWCC held on 10.1.2017 issue of corrigendum – reg.

Kindly reference is invited to the Executive Committee meeting of CGEWCC held on 10.1.2017 to discuss on the issue of declaring Pongal 14.01.2017 (Saturday) as closed holiday in Central Government Offices in the State of Tamilnadu

2. Consequent to the above the following corrigendum is issued of Closed Holidays and Restricted Holidays for the year 2017 issued vide letter of even no. dated 23-11-2016 for the Central Government Offices in Tamilnadau State as decided in the above meeting.

a. Pongal 14.01.2017 (Saturday) previously declared as restricted holiday is now changed as closed holiday.
b. The additional holiday for Dussehra 28.9.2017 (Thursday) previously declared as closed holiday is now changed as restricted holiday.

yours faithfully,
(K.K.SUJA)
JOINT COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (P&V)

Source: http://www.chennaicustoms.gov.in/

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Include Pongal in list of compulsory holidays: Paneerselvam

Pongal is among 12 holidays that the Centre considers optional. This means Pongal is not a compulsory holiday for Central Government offices in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday requesting that Pongal be included in the list of Compulsory Holidays to be observed by all Central Government Administrative offices in Tamil Nadu.

Mr. Panneerselvam requested that just as the Government of India’s Circular relating to list of 12 optional holidays from which three are to be selected includes an ‘Additional day for Dusshera’, an ‘Additional day for Pongal’ may also be included in the list of optional holidays.

The Chief Minister referred to a Centre’s notification of a list of holidays, in which 14 days are categorised ‘compulsory holidays’, and further three holidays from a list of 12 optional holidays are to be notified by the Central Government Employees Welfare Co-ordination Committee in different State Capitals. He pointed out that Pongal was among in the list of 12 optional holidays, which meant Pongal was not a compulsory holiday for Central Government offices in Tamil Nadu.

“This apparent diminution in the importance accorded to Pongal for the past several years has created disquiet and an impression that an important people’s festival of Tamil Nadu has been ignored by the Central Government,” Mr. Panneerselvam contended.

If Pongal was included in the list of compulsory holidays for central government offices in Tamil Nadu, it would “ensure that Thiruvalluvar day could also be declared as a holiday by the Central Government Employees Welfare Co-ordination Committee of Tamil Nadu, to enable the employees of Central Government Offices working in Tamil Nadu to participate fully in the festivities connected with Pongal,” the Chief Minister added.

Pongal, the prominent harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, is a social festival that transcended all religions and a number of social, recreational and sporting events including jallikattu were organised along with Pongal festivities, which usually last for three or four days, he said. For the State Government, the holidays start from January 14 and last till January 16, which is Uzhavar Tirunal (Farmers Day).

Pongal falls on the first day of the Tamil Month of ‘Thai’.

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Pongal Holiday is not in the List of Compulsory Holidays 2017

Pongal Holiday is not in the List of Compulsory Holidays 2017

In Tamil Nadu, agitation Programme is being organised against the government decision of not including the Pongal Holiday in the list of Compulsory Holidays for the year 2017 for central government offices.

It is quite a surprise that some Political parties and Tamil Media are telling that Central Government has removed the Pongal holidays from the List of Compulsory Holidays for the year 2017.

Since 2009, there is no such order issued by DoPT (A Nodal Ministry for Central government employees) that includes Pongal festival in the List of Compulsory Holidays. The Orders for Central Government Holidays from the year 2009 are available in DOPT website

The Holiday for the Festivals which are celebrated in States shall be decided 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 of restricted Holidays declared by central government. There are three such Holidays can be decided by State Coordination committees or Co Ordination committees in Departments for Central Governments offices functioning in States.

It is not clear that whether any Central Government Department in Tamil Nadu has decided not to announce Holiday for Pongal. If that is the case, it is not a correct decision. The Co Ordination Committee of the concerned Department has every right to avail the Pongal Holiday from restricted Holidays list.

In the list of Restricted Holidays, all the Regional Festivals like Pongal, Onam, Holi, Chat Puja, Ugadi are included. They are not included in Compulsory Holidays List according to the DoPT Orders available from 2008

The List of Compulsory Holidays and restricted Holidays shown below has been issued since 2009

Date Subject OM Download Link
11.6.2008 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2009 Click Here
9.6.2009 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2010 Click Here
31.6.2010 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2011 Click Here
27.6.2011 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2012 Click Here
5.6.2012 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2013 Click Here
11.6.2013 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014 Click Here
6.6.2014 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2015 Click Here
11.6.2015 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016 Click Here
24.6.2016 Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017  Click Here

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Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi

MOST IMMEDIATE

F.N0.12/18/2016-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7 December, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.
As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s 0.M.No.12/7/2015-JCA-2 dated the 11th June, 2015, the holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad falls on Tuesday the 13th December, 2016. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad will be celebrated on 12th December, 2016. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad holiday to 12th December, 2016 in place of 13th December, 2016 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.
2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

Hindi version will follow.

(D.K. Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

DOPT Orders

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Tamil Nadu Govt declares holiday for its offices today

Tamil Nadu Govt declares holiday for its offices today

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has announced today as a holiday for its offices under the Negotiable Instruments Act, as a mark of respect to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

A Government Order (GO) said the notified public holiday will apply to all state government offices, undertakings, corporations and boards.

“Under the Explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 read with Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No.20-25-26, Public-1, dated 8th June 1957 the Government of Tamil Nadu hereby declares that Tuesday, the 6th of December, 2016 as a public holiday as a mark of respect to the late Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,” it said.

The day will be also treated as a paid holiday for all industrial employees on regular work charge and industrial establishments and the labour hired on daily wages, it said.

The government also issued another order declaring three days holidays for “all educational institutions” starting today.

The holidays were being declared “as a mark of respect” to the late leader, the GO said

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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ-II)

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017 – reg.

Attention is invited to the DoP&T OM No. 12/8/2016-JCA-2 dated 24th June, 2016 on the above mentioned subject. All concerned are therefore requested to download it from the DoP&T website [path “persmin.nic.in–> Department of Personnel & Training–> OMs & Orders–> Establishment–> Holidays”] for compliance.

Sd/-
(Gurdeep Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 23014675

Source : http://www.mod.nic.in/

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Change of date of holiday on account of Bakrid for all Central Government offices – Dopt Order

Change of date of holiday on account of Bakrid for all Central Government offices – Dopt Order

Change of date of holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.

F.N0.12/11/2016-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 6th September, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.

As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s 0.M.No.12/ 7/2015-JCA-2 dated the 11th June, 2015, the holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) falls on Monday the 12h September, 2016. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Id-ul- Zuha (Bakrid) will be celebrated on 13th September, 2016. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) holiday to 13th September, 2016 in place of 12th September, 2016 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.

2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

3. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(D.K.Sen tai
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

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Change of date of holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr during 2016 for all Central Government Offices – Dopt

Change of date of holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr during 2016 for all Central Government Offices

F.No.12/10/20 16-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 05 July, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.

As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s 0.M.No.12/7/2015-JCA-2 dated the 11th June, 2015, the holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr falls on Wednesday the 6th July, 2016. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on 7th July, 2016. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the Id-ul-Fitr holiday to 7th July, 2016 in place of 6th July, 2016 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.

2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committee or Head of Offices (Where such committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

Hindi version will follow.

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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017 – reg

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 the year 2017- reg.

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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 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 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. MUHARR.AM
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. MAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI I VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND GUDI PADAVA 1st NAVRATRA / NAURAJICHHATH 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 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.

(K.Sahl Kumar)
Under Secretary (JCA)
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Encl.: Lists of holidays

ANNEXURE-I

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

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
1939 SAKA ERA
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
1939 SAKA ERA
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. Janmashtarni (Vaishnav) August 15 Sravana 24 Monday
21. Parsi New Year’s day/Naura 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 Navmi) September 29 Asvina 07 Friday
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

Source: DoPT Holidays Order

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No public holiday on International Yoga Day; yoga voluntary for govt employees

No public holiday on International Yoga Day; yoga voluntary for govt employees

The main programme will be held in Chandigarh which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

There will be no public holiday and yoga will be voluntary for central government employees on Tuesday, when the country observes second International Yoga Day.

“There will be no holiday and all government offices will remain open tomorrow,” a senior official in Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

He said the Centre has not made it mandatory for the employees to take part in yoga.

“It is voluntary. Necessary arrangements have been put in place to allow employees to attend yoga at various programmes being organised across the country,” the official said.

There are about 50 lakh central government employees.

Over one lakh events have been planned in the country on second International Yoga Day. Of these, 10 regional-level mega events will be hosted in Varanasi, Imphal, Jammu, Shimla, Vadodara, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Bhubaneshwar and Hoshiarpur.

The main programme will be held in Chandigarh which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Yoga day programmes will also be organised in 391 universities, 16,000 colleges and 12,000 schools across the country.

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir Extension

No. 31011/7/2014- Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: June 15, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & KashmirExtension reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. of even no. dated 01.06.2016 on the above noted subject and to say that travel by private airlines has been extended only in case of LTC journey(s) to visit Jammu & Kashmir region. This scheme is valid till 25.09.2016. Terms and conditions with regard to the LTC travel shall be the same as notified in this Department’s O.M. dated 28.11.2014.
2. Conditions related to air travel for LTC journey to North-East Region and Andaman & Nicobar Islands shall be the same as prescribed in DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 26.09.2014.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Establishment)

To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.

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Ayush ministry may request centre to declare International Yoga Day a public holiday

Ayush ministry may request centre to declare International Yoga Day a public holiday

 

New Delhi: Ayush ministry may request the Union government to declare the International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21, as a public holiday if such a demand comes, Ayush minister Shripad Naik said today.

 

Speaking ahead of the second IYD celebrations, he said that his ministry would consider such a demand and request Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the interest of promoting a practice with multiple benefits to the masses.

 

“It is not needed, nobody has demanded that. Last year, also no such demand came. But if the demand comes, I will request the Prime Minister to do so.

 

“Yoga’s time is early morning. It will go on around 8 am.

 

There is no need of a holiday but if there is a demand for that, we will request the government,” Naik said during National Health Editors’ Conference on the theme – ‘Yoga for Holistic Health Recent Researches’ here.

 

June 21 this year falls on Tuesday while last year, it fell on a Sunday.

 

He also dismissed the controversy related to chanting of Om during the event and it has not been made compulsory.

 

“There is always some opposition whenever some good work is done. There is no opposition this year to it. We have not made it compulsory. Without OM, yoga cannot be complete. We have made those people who are opposing understand this and it seems they have understood,” he said.

 

A fresh controversy had broke out recently over the UGC’s directive asking universities and colleges to follow Ayush ministry’s yoga protocol that begins with chanting of ‘Om’ and some Sanskrit sholakas during Yoga Day celebrations on June 21.

 

Both the government and BJP, however had insisted that last year’s protocol has been maintained and no changes have been made. “There is no compulsion to chant ‘Om’,” the Ministry had earlier said.

 

Asked about the controversy which had erupted over performing of ‘Suryanamaskar asana, the minister said that this particular ‘asana’ had not been kept last year and this year, it will not be performed.

 

“The Surya namashkar asana, last year also we had not taken it. Its a complex exercise. It is difficult to do in 45 minutes and for people who are new to the exercise.

 

Therefore we have not kept this one,” Naik said.

 

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Grant of Paid holiday on Bye Election in 16/05/2016

Bye Election in 16/05/2016 – Grant of Paid holiday

F.No.12/3/2016-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 12th May, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye Election to fill the clear vacancies in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana – Grant of Paid Holiday -regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the Bye Election to Bye Election to fill the clear vacancies in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana – Grant of Paid Holiday – to be held on 16th May, 2016, the following guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide OM No. 12/ 14/99-JCA dated 10th October 2001, which would have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the States of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.

(i) The relevant offices / organizations shall remain closed in the notified areas where Bye Election to the State Legislative Assemblies scheduled to be conducted.

(ii) In connection with bye-elections to State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization/ Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general/ bye-election.

2. The employees detailed on election duty may also be permitted to remain away from their normal duties on polling day(s) as also on the days required for performing journeys which might be undertaken in order to perform such election duty

3. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

4. This issue with the approval of Secretary (P).

(G.Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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West Bengal Government Paid leave for staff of all establishments on poll day

West Bengal Government Paid leave for staff of all establishments on poll day
West Bengal government today made it mandatory for all establishments to grant paid holidays to their employees on the day of polling in their areas.

“It is obligatory for the employers of any business, trade, industrial undertakings or any other establishments of the areas under the Assembly segments to grant paid holiday on respective days to their workmen,” a government statement said.

Polling to 294 assembly seats will be held in six phases beginning April 4. The last polling day is May 5.

An exemption to the above holiday has however been granted to fuelling stations.

“The Governor has exempted all classes of petrol and diesel pumps (filling stations) situated within the areas of the Assembly constituencies,” a statement said.

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