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

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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)
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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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Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian Employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 Holidays per calendar year

10 Days CL for Defence Civilian Industrial Employees

Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian Employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 Holidays per calendar year

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

Sub : Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian Employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 Holidays per calendar year
Reference MoD ID No 01(02)/2018/D(Civ-II) dated 21st March 2018 on the above-mentioned subject.

2. The matter has been further examined and it has been decided with the competent authority to extend the provision of 10 days casual Leave in terms of Para 9 of the Appendix -III of the CCS (Leave Rules) 1972 to Industrial Employees who are entitled to 16 Holidays in a year

(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Os/Admin, Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S.K. Bose Road, Kolkata-700001

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7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations on Allowances Related to Working on Holidays

7th CPC Allowances Related to Working on Holidays

7th CPC Allowances Related to Working on Holidays

7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations on Allowances Related to Working on Holidays

Allowances Covered

1. Holiday Compensatory Allowance

2. Holiday Monetary Compensation

3. National Holiday Allowance

Employees, who are regularly required to work on holidays, are compensated in a variety of ways. Some, like the employees of Delhi Police and the CISF, are granted an extra month’s pay per year. Employees of other CAPFs are granted extra thirty days’ leave. Some other categories of staff are paid allowances, which are dealt with in this section. There are 3 such allowances.

1. Holiday Compensatory Allowance

It is a compensation for non-gazetted staff of IB who are required to perform duties on holidays and weekends; granted at the rate of one day’s (Basic Pay + DA) for up to thirty days in a financial year. No demands have been received regarding this allowance.

Analysis and Recommendations

The Commission notes that employees in almost all ministries/departments are, sometimes, required to work on weekends. They are usually compensated by providing a “compensatory off.” Thus, grant of an allowance for weekend working is not justified.

At the same time, the sensitive, and time bound nature of work done by IB should also be kept in mind. Therefore, it is recommended that the non-gazetted staff of IB, presently covered under Holiday Compensatory Allowance, should, henceforth, be covered by National Holiday Allowance. They will be granted this allowance for up to twelve holidays in a year (including the three National Holidays) at the rates prescribed. Accordingly, Holiday Compensatory Allowance, as a separate allowance, should be abolished.

[Government Decision on Holiday Compensatory Allowance: Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance. Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance. Existing system to continue in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)]

2. Holiday Monetary Compensation

This allowance is granted in Department of Posts and is payable to postmen and other departmental staff who are required to perform duty on second holiday if three consecutive holidays occur. The existing rates are:

Category  Rate of Remuneration
Supervisor  Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours
Postal Assistant  Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours
Postmen Sorting Postmen/Rs.85 per holiday
Multi-tasking staff  Rs.60 per holiday for 4 hours

Demands have been received to increase the rate of this allowance to Rs.600 per holiday.

Analysis and Recommendations

Since the allowance is not DA indexed, it is proposed to raise the amount to Rs.200 per holiday for Supervisors, Postal Assistants and Postmen/Sorting Postmen; and Rs.150 per holiday for Multi-tasking Staff. The rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA increases by 50 percent.

[Government Decision on Holiday Monetary Compensation: Retained. Rationalized. Accepted ]

3. National Holiday Allowance

This allowance is paid to non-gazetted Railway employees who are rostered to work on a “National Holiday.” The existing rates are:

Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay  Rate
up to Rs.7260  Rs.256 per day
Rs.7261-Rs.9700  Rs.318 per day
Rs.9701 and above (limited to non-gazetted staff)  Rs.420 per day

There are demands to increase the amount of this allowance to 1.5 x (one day’s Basic Pay + DA)

Analysis and Recommendations

The Commission notes that although there are only three National Holidays, this allowance is granted for twelve days in a year due to operational constraints. Also, the allowance is already partially indexed to the DA. Hence, it is recommended that the amount should be increased by 50 percent to the following:

Level Rate of Allowance (per day)
1 and 2 Rs.384
3 to 5  Rs.477
6 to 8 (limited to non-gazetted staff)  Rs.630

The rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

[Government Decision on National Holiday Allowance: Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted ]

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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.

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DoPT Order: Grant of Paid Holiday on Election Date

DoPT Order: Grant of Paid Holiday on Election Date

Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll

Bye election to fill clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya – 2018 – Grant of paid holiday

No. 12/3/2016-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 16th August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye election to fill clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya – 2018 – Grant of paid holiday – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that in connection with the Bye Election to fill clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya (35-Ranikor (ST) and 51-South Tura (ST) to be held on 23.08.2018 (Thursday), the guidelines already issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001 (copy enclosed) would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices including industrial Establishments covered by the said OM.

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

(Debabrata Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://dopt.gov.in/

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DoPT Order: Half Day Holiday on 17th August, 2018 – Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India

DoPT Order: Half Day Holiday on 17th August, 2018 – Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India

DoPT

F.No.12/2/2007-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16th August, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Half Day Holiday on 17th August, 2018 – Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India.

It has been decided that there will be half-day holiday in the afternoon of 17th August, 2018 in all Central Government Offices and CPSUs throughout the country to enable the people to attend the State Funeral which will take place at ‘Smriti Sthal‘, New Delhi/ Pay homage to former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

2. All Ministries/Departments may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.

sd/-
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

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Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices

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DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018

F. No. 12/4/2018-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.

As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s O.M.No.12/3/2017-JCA-2 dated the 14th June, 2017, the holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) falls on Wednesday the 22nd August, 2018. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Id-ul-Zuha will be celebrated on 23rd August, 2018. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the holiday to 23rd August, 2018 in place of 22nd August, 2018 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.

sd/-
(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary Government of India

Source: http://dopt.gov.in/

 

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

Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha

Bakrid

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

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

All Central Government Administrative Offices located at Delhi/New Delhi shall remain closed on 23rd August, 2018 on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) holiday (in place of 22nd August, 2018).

Source: PIB

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General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka 2018 – Grant of Paid Holiday on 12.5.2018

Legislative Assembly of Karnataka 2018 

Election Holidays Dopt Orders – Karnataka Election on 12.05.2018

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 May 11, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka-2018 – Grant of Paid Holiday – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that in connection with the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka-2018, to be held on 12.05.2018 (Saturday), the guidelines already issued by this Department vide OM No.12/ 14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001 would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices, including industrial establishments, in the State.

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

sd/-
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary (JCA)

Source: http://dopt.gov.in/

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5 Day Week in LIC: 2nd and 4th Saturdays as Holiday to LIC Employees

5 Day Week in LIC: 2nd and 4th Saturdays as Holiday to LIC Employees

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Introduction of ‘Five Day Week’ in LIC of India

F.No.S-11011/21/2015-Ins.1
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Service

Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street,
New Delhi, Dated 20th April, 2018

To
The Chairman,
Life Insurance Corporation of India,
Central Office,
Yogakeshema Building, J.B.Marg,
Mumbai-400021

Sub: Introduction of ‘Five Day Week’ in LIC of India

Sir,

I am directed to refer LIC’s letter Ref: Per/ER/A/G/2015 on the subject mentioned above and to convey Government’s approval for declaring 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month as holiday in Life Insurance Corporation of India, in line with Public Sector Banks. Copy of notification declaring 2nd and 4th Saturdays as holiday in the Corporation is enclosed for further necessary action.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Mritunjay Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2018 – Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Declaration of Holiday on 14.4.2018 for all Central Government Offices on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

 

No.12/6/2016-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 2nd April, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Subject: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2018 – Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

 

It has been decided to declare Saturday, the 14th April 2018, 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.

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

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West Bengal declares additional holiday for “May Day”

West Bengal declares additional holiday for “May Day”

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 AUDIT BRANCH

325, SARAT CHATTERJEE ROAD, HOWRAH-711 102

No.2065-I(P2)

31st March, 2018

NOTIFICATION

 In order to celebrate May Day, which falls on 1st May, 2018 (Tuesday), in a befitting manner, the Governor is pleased to declare State Government holiday on 2nd May, 2018 (Wednesday), in addition to 1st May, 2018 which has already been notified as a public holiday vide Notification No.6005-E(P2)/FA/O/lH-04/2012 dated 22.9.2017.

All State Government offices including educational institutions, Rural and Urban Local Bodies, Authorities, Boards, Corporations, State Government Undertakings and other parastatals under the State Government, shall remain closed on 2nd May, 2018 (Wednesday) in addition to 1st May, 2018.

By order of the Governor,
Sd/-Rajsekhar Bandyopadhyay
Additional Secretary
Government of West Bengal

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

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Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 holidays per calendar year

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

 

Subject: Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 holidays per calendar year

 

The undersigned is directed to say that this division has been receiving proposals from Line Dtes and Defence Federations to grant 10 days Casual Leave to the Defence Civilian employees in such Defence units wherever the entitlement is less than 17 days Gazetted holidays.

 

2. In this connection, para 9 of the Appendix-III of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 is reiterated as under:

“Entitlement (per calendar year) –

8 days – For those entitled to 17 holidays

10 days – For those not entitled to 17 holidays.”

3. All concerned are therefore requested to ensure that the entitlement of Casual Leave to the Civilian employees in the Defence Establishments under MoD who are covered under CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, is adhered strictly as per Para 9 of the Appendix-III of these Rules.

S/d,
(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

To

Grant of 10 days Casual Leave to those Civilian employees under Defence Establishments who are not entitled to 17 holidays per calendar year

 

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Opening of Office on Holidays

Opening of Office on Holidays

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

As per Fundamental Rules (F.R.) No.11, the whole time of a Government servant is at the disposal of the Government which pays him, he may be employed in any manner required by proper authority without claim for additional remuneration.

Sometimes with a view to meeting the exigencies of work such as when a Government business has to be transacted immediately or a deadline is to be met, the Head of Office can, in the interests of public service, take a decision to keep the offices open fully or partially even on public holidays. The staff who are deployed on official duty on public holidays are, however, compensated by granting them compensatory leave.

Need for laying down procedure for registering complaints in case of any Government/private office remaining open on public holidays has not been felt.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singhin a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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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

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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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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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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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