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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2019- Corrigendum

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Corrigendum – Holiday List 2019 to be observed in Central Government Offices: DoP&T OM

F. No. 12/12/2018-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated November 12, 2018

CORRIGENDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2019- Corrigendum – regarding

In the list of holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2019, circulated vide communication of even no. dated 11.07.2018, in Annexure-II, the entry at S. No. 8 regarding the occasion of Swamy Dayanada Saraswati Jayanti, may be read as under:

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1940
8. Swami Dayananda Saraaswati Jayanti March 1 Phalguna 10 Friday

2. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(G. Srinivasan)
Director

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Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year 2019

Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year – 2019

No. 21-1/2018-PE-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
Establishment Division

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 30th October 2018
01-11-2018

To,
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General,

SUB: Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year – 2019

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of DOPT circular No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2 dated 11th July 2018 on Holidays to be observed in the Central Government Offices during the year 2019 for further necessary action at your end.

Yours sincerely,
(D.K. Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

F.No. 12/2/2018-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 11th July, 2018

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the 2019- reg.

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 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. Central Government Administrative Offices located outsides Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsory 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.

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA

2. HOLI

3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)

4. RAM NAVAMI

5. MAHA SHIVRATRI

6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI

7. MAKAR SANKRANTI

8. RATH YATRA

9. ONAM

10. PONGAL

11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI

12. VISHNU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA / 1ST NAVATRA / NAURAJ / 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 festival 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 (indicated in para 3.1), 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. In 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Kartika 05). 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 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 2019, 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 12 (Twelve) holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Janamashtami (Vaishnava), Diwali, Milad-un.Nabi or Id-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on the 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.

(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
23092338

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1940 SAKA ERA
1. Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Saturday
2. Maha Shivaratri March 04 Phalguna 13 Monday
3. Holi March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday
1940 SAKA ERA
4. Mahavir Jayanti April 17 Chaitra 27 Wednesday
5. Good Friday April 19 Chaitra 29 Friday
6. Buddha Purnima May 18 Vaisakha 28 Saturday
7. Id-ul-Fitr June 05 Jyaishtha 15 Wednesday
8. Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid) August 12 Sravana 21 Monday
9. Independence Day August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday
10. Janmashtami August 24 Bhadra 02 Saturday
11. Muharram September 10 Bhadra 19 Tuesday
12. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Wednesday
13. Dussehra October 08 Asvina 16 Tuesday
14. Diwali (Deepavali) October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday
15. Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) November 10 Kartika 19 Sunday
16. Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 12 Kartika 21 Tuesday
17. Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Wednesday

 

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1940
1. New Year’s Day January 01 Pausha 11 Tuesday
2. Lohri January 13 Pausha 23 Sunday
3. Makar Sankaranti January 14 Pausha 24 Monday
4. Pongal January 15 Pausha 25 Tuesday
5. Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami February 10 Magha 21 Sunday
6. Guru Ravidas’s Birthday February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday
7. Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday
8. Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti March 01 Phalguna 10 Thursday
9. Holika Dahan March 20 Phalguna 29 Wednesday
10. Dolyatra March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday
11. Hazarat Ali’s Birthday March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday
SAKA ERA 1941
12. Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Chetti Chand April 06 Chaitra 16 Saturday
13. Ram Navami (Smarta) April 13 Chaitra 23 Saturday
14. Vaiskhi / Vishnu / Mesadi April  14 Chaitra 24 Sunday
15. Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Monday
16. Easter Sunday April 21 Vaisakha 01 Sunday
17. Guru Rabindranath’s birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Thursday
18. Jamat-Ul-Vida May 31 Jyaishtha 10 Friday
19. Rath Yatra July 04 Ashadha 13 Thursday
20. Raksha Bandhan August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday
21. Parsi New Year’s day / Nauraj August 17 Sravana 26 Saturday
22. Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi September 02 Bhadra 11 Monday
23. Onam or Thiru Onam Day September 11 Bhadra 20 Wednesday
24. Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional) October 05 Asvina 13 Saturday
25. Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) October 06 Asvina 14 Sunday
26. Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October 07 Asvina 15 Monday
27. Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 13 Asvina 21 Sunday
28. Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October 17 Asvina 25 Thursday
29. Naraka Chaturdasi October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday
30. Govardhan Puja October 28 Kartika 06 Monday
31. Bhai Duj October 29 Kartika 07 Tuesday
32. Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) November 02 Kartika 11 Saturday
33. Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Sunday
34. Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Tuesday

Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in

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DoPT: General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan , Mizoram and Telangana, 2018 – Grant of Paid holiday on the day of poll

DoPT: General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan , Mizoram and Telangana, 2018 – Grant of Paid holiday on the day of poll

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

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the November 1,2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan , Mizoram and Telangana, 2018 – Grant of Paid holiday on the day of poll – regarding

The under signed is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India vide their letter No. 78/EPS/2018/992 dated 18.10.20 18, General Election to the Legislative Assemblies in the following States are to be held as mentioned against each :

S .No. Legislative Assemblies Date /Day
1. Chhattisgarh Phase-I 12.11.2018 (Monday)
2. Chhattisgarh Phase-II 20. 11.2018 (Tuesday)
3. Madhya Pradesh 28.11.2018 (Wednesday)
4. Mizoram 28.11.2018 (Wednesday)
5. Rajasthan 07.12 .2018 (Friday)
6. Telagana 07.12 .2018 (Friday)

2 . The guidelines already issued by this Department vide OM No.12/l4/99-JCA dated 10.1 0 .2001 would h ave to be followed for the Central Government Offices, Including industrial establishments, in the concerned States.

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

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary (JCA)

Source: DoPT

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PIB: Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) for Central Government Employees

PIB: Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

20-August-2018 13:33 IST

Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)

Central Government Administrative Offices located at Delhi/New Delhi to remain closed on 22.08.2018

On the basis of the report of  Ruiyat Hilal (moon deciding Committee) headed by Shahi Imam, Jama Masjid, Delhi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari intimating that witnesses of sighting of moon have been received from different cities of India, it has been decided that all Central Government Administrative Offices located at Delhi/New Delhi shall remain closed on 22.08.2018 instead of 23.08.2018 on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid).

The earlier release issued on 14.08.2018 stating that Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) will be celebrated on 23.08.2018 stands withdrawn.

PIB

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7 day State Mourning to be observed in memory of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

7 day State Mourning to be observed in memory of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and all Central Govt Offices across the country will observe half day holiday in the afternoon

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs

16-August-2018 20:15 IST

Seven day State Mourning to be observed in memory of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The Government of India announce with profound sorrow the death of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India on 16th August, 2018, at AIIMS Hospital, New Delhi.

As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, it has been decided that seven days of State Mourning will be observed throughout India from 16.08.2018 to 22.08.2018, both days inclusive. During this period the National Flag will be flown at half mast throughout India where it is regularly flown and there will be no official entertainment during the period of State Mourning. It has also been decided that the State Funeral will be accorded to late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal, New Delhi.

All Central Government offices and CPSUs across the country, and Delhi Government offices in NCT of Delhi will observe half day holiday in the afternoon of day of funeral.

National Flag shall also fly half mast till 22.08.2018 in all Indian Missions/High Commissions of India abroad.

PIB

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Non- Statutory Departmental Canteens functioning in Central Government Offices procuring License under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Rules & Regulations framed there under

Registration of Departmental Canteens functioning in Central Government Offices under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006

No.6/2/2018-Dir (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, dated 02 August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Non- Statutory Departmental Canteens functioning in Central Government Offices procuring License under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Rules & Regulations framed there under.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s D.M. No. 10/1/2004-Dir.(C) dated 30.05.2016 on the above subject and to say that Food Safety & Standards Authority of India has rationalized the license/ registration fee for Departmental tiffin rooms/ canteens functioning in Central Government Offices. All the Non- Statutory departmental tiffin rooms/ canteens having turnover of less than Rs. 12 lakhs per annum would be registered on payment of fee Rs. 100/- per annum and those having turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs would be licensed on payment of fee Rs. 2000/- per annum.

2. As a facilitation measure, FSSAI is orgainising an on-spot registration camp for departmental canteens having turnover less than Rs. 12 lakhs per annum at FSSAI- HQ on 7th August, 2018. The following documents are required for on-spot registration:-

i) Aadhar Card/ PAN Card
ii) One Passport size photo
iii) Employer ID Card
iv) Fee i.e. Rs 100 (registration fee)

3. All the Ministries/ Departments who have not registered their departmental canteens under Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 are requested to nominate individual from Canteen Staff for the said on-spot registration camp.

4. For further information/ queries, Sh. Akhilesh gupta, Assistant Director, RCD, FSSAI enforcementl@fssai.gov.in may be contacted.

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel No. :- 011-24646961

Source: doptcirculars.nic.in

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Economy in Use of Paper in Government Offices

Economy in Use of Paper in Government Offices

The e-Office is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Programme of the Government of India. The e-Office product has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) for implementation in all central Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. e-Office suit comprises of various applications including routine daily works like Leave Management System, File Management System, Knowledge Management System, Tour Management System, Stationery Requests etc. to ensure economy in use of paper.

As on 21.03.2018, 78 central government Ministries/Departments are implementing e-Office.

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

Source: PIB.

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DoPT: Canteen functioning in Central Government Offices

Canteen functioning in Central Government Offices

Staff strength in Non- Statutory departmental canteens/tiffin rooms functioning from Central Government Offices in Delhi/ Outside Delhi.

No.3/1/2018-Dir(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nyak Bhavan
Khan Market, New Delhi, the 13th March, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Staff strength in Non- Statutory departmental canteen/ tiffin rooms functioning from Central Government Offices in Delhi/ Outside Delhi.

This undersigned is directed to refer to the subject citied above and to say that the Office Of Director [Canteens], Department Of Personnel and Training is the nodal authority for laying down important instructions/ guidelines/ policies on various aspects Of Non- Statutory Departmental canteens/ tiffin rooms functioning from Central Government Offices.

2. It has been observed that the data pertaining to Non-Statutory departmental canteens/tiffin rooms was collated in this Department a few years ago and needs to be updated.

3. All the Ministries/ Departments and their attached/subordinate Offices are, therefore, requested to furnish information in the annexed proforma, in respect Of all the departmental canteens/ tiffin rooms under their administrative charge to this Department latest by 15.04.2018.

sd/-
(Kulbhusluan Malhotra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Shortage of manpower in Central Government offices

Shortage of manpower in Central Government offices

The number of sanctioned posts and number in position in various Ministries/Departments as available in the Annual Report on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees 2016-17 as on 1.3.2016, published by Pay Research Unit, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, is at Annexure ‘A’.

The posts sanctioned in Ministries/ Departments are required to be filled as per the Recruitment Rules as and when vacancies arise. A number of steps have been taken for streamlining the procedure for conducting meeting of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for promotions which includes issue of model calendar for conduct of DPCs, the reckoning of APARs for consideration of promotion etc. Steps have also been taken for streamlining direct recruitment process by doing away with interviews for lower level posts, introduction of computer based examinations and simplification of pre-appointment procedures.

 

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Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-un-Nabi (Id-e-milad, Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday) for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Chennai

Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-un-Nabi (Id-e-milad, Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday) for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Chennai

 

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WELFARE CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS
CUSTOM HOUSE, 60 RAJAJI SALAI, CHENNAI – 600 001.

CHAIRMAN: SHRI M. AJITKUMAR
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS
CHENNAI ZONE

 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY : SMT. K. KOMATHI
JOINT COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS,
CHENNAI – II, CUSTOM HOUSE,
CHENNAI – 600 001.

 

NO. CGEWCC/5/2017

DATED: 23.11.2017

To
All Executive Members &
Members of CGEWCE, Chennai
(as per mailing list)

 

Sir/ Madam,
Sub:  Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-un-Nabi (Id-e-milad, Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday for all Central Government Administrative Offices located in Chennai – reg.

 

As per the list of Holidays circulated vide CGEWCE-2016 DATED 10.01.2017, the holiday on account of Milad-un-Nabi was declared on 01.12.2017 (Friday). Government of Tamil Nadu, vide G.O. Ms.No.962 dated 21.11.2017 has notified that Milad-Un-Nabi (Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday) will be celebrated on 02.12.2017 (Saturday).

Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the holiday for Milad-Un-Nabi to 02.12.2017 in the place of 01.12.2017 as notified earlier, for all the Central Government Offices situated in Tamil Nadu.

 

Yours Sincerely
(K.KOMATHI)
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, CGEWCE, CHENNAI

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Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization

Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its for rationalization/merger and modernization of 17 Government of India Presses (GIPs)/Units into 5 Government of India Presses (GIPs) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Minto Road and Mayapuri, New Delhi; Nashik, Maharashtra and Temple Street, Kolkata, West Bengal.

These 5 Presses will be redeveloped and modernised by monetisation of their surplus land. Land measuring 468.08 acres of the other merged Presses will be given to Land & Development Office, Ministry of Urban Development. Land measuring 56.67 acres of the Government of India Text Books Presses (GITBPs) at Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Mysuru will be returned to the respective State Governments.

Modernisation of the Presses will enable them to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country.

This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.

PIB

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7th Pay Commission: Lower pay not to root out corruption

7th Pay Commission: Lower pay not to root out corruption

New Delhi: Corruption is rampant in many of the central government’s offices, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s warning that corruption was eating away at India “like a termite“.

Accordingly, the government should consider to root out corruption in the Indian bureaucracy and the official system through ensuring the proper wages and benefits for government employees.

The 50 lakh central government employees are now getting 14.27 % hike in their basic pay under the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission, which is the lowest in 70 years.

The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike in the basic pay, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The 7th Pay Commission slashed down House Rent Allowance (HRA), which constitutes a substantial part of central government employees’ salaries. The Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of basic pay of the central government employees and the government stuck with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on HRA and gave nod accordingly.

While The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively.

The hike in HRA, which gives more money in the pockets of the employees, that’s compensatory perks for all central government employees, which has been paid from July 1 and no arrears for any allowance was paid, as per usual practice, the allowances are paid from the date of implementation.

The allowances, including House Rent Allowance (HRA) rates, started to disburse from July 1, this year, while, the 7th Pay Commission award was implemented from 1 January 2016.

There had been widespread demand from central government employee unions to hike HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 percent of basic pay and to be given arrears on allowances including HRA.

“The demands of central government employees over their pay scales as well as minimum pay and allowances are likely not to be considered by the National Anomaly Committee on behalf of the government,” the finance ministry sources said.

“Finance Minister Arun Jaitley finally decided not to give any facility to central government employees better than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and the government stuck with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on pay scales and allowances,” the sources added.

The central government employees unions had also demanded for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and asked to raising fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times, which was implemented by the government based on the pay commission recommendations.

If the 2.57 fitment formula is tinkered with, then salary and pension in general for all central government employees will go up.

The minimum pay and allowances should be hiked for central government employees immediately by the government on the acceptance of the unions’ proposals.

Such a move would help to start countering the criminally extortionate mind-set which embeds corruption in many government posts as a way of mitigating low wages. Better-paid staff are more motivated in performing their jobs well and in working to root out corruption.

Implementing such an approach to government employees salaries has been shown to work very well in countries such as Singapore. If we are to emulate this here, the government also needs to take a more rational approach to managing is resources.

This would allow the government to pay, recruit, and retain higher quality government officials and begin to root out corruption and poor quality in public services, once and for all.

TST

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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.

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

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Government mulls induction of private sector talent in central government offices

Government mulls induction of private sector talent in central government offices

New Delhi: A proposal for induction of private sector talent in central government departments through lateral entry is under consideration, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said the government was committed to appoint best talents subject to provision of rules.

“Niti Aayog in the three year action agenda for 2017-2020 has recommended for inducting specialists into the system through lateral entry in policy making areas on fixed term contract. This recommendation along with suggestions received from other quarters are under consideration,” he said in a written reply to the Lower House.

The PTI had recently reported that the government was mulling to open its doors for private sector specialists in its select departments.

PTI

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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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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 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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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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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.

central-government-holidays-2017

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)
23040279

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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