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Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2011


HOLIDAYS FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES - 2011
Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year-2011

MOST IMMEDIATE


F.N0.12/1/2010-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)


North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 21st June, 2010


Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2011.


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 2011. 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:

REPUBLIC DAY
INDEPENDENCE DAY
MAHATMA GANDHI'S BIRTHDAY
BUDHA PURNIMA
CHRISTMAS DAY
DUSSEHRA (WAY DASHMI)
DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
GOOD FRIDAY
GURU NANAK'S BIRTHDAY
IDU'L FITR
IDU'L ZUHA
MAHAVIR JAYANTI
MIJHARRAW
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 after seeking prior approval of this Ministry 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. JANAMASHTAW (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKMR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
1 1. SRI PANCHAM / BASANTA PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SAKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADA 18T NAVRATRA / NAURAJ/CHHATH POOJA

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.

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 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 2011, Diwdi (Deepavali) falls on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 (Kartika 04). 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. However, in the year 20 1 1, Diwali (Deepavali) and Narak Chaturdasi Day, both are falling on the same day i.e. October 26, 2011.

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 2011, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Ministry of Home Affairs letter No.14046/27/83- GP-I dated 15.2.1984 by which they would observe a total of 16 holidays including the three National Holidays Viz. Republic Day, Independence Day & Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

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 Mahavir Jayanti, Christmas Day included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays are restricted to 15 days in a year in terms of the instructions issued by the Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division).

11. Hindi version will follow.


(DINESH KAPILA)
DEPUTY SECRETARY


Encl.: Lists of holidays


ANNEXURE-I


LIST OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2011 FOR DELHI / NEW DELHI OFFICES


S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1932 SAKA ERA
1 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Wednesday
2 Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) Febuary 16 Magha 27 Wednesday
3 Maha Shivaratri March 02 Phalguna 11 Wednesday
1933 SAKA ERA
4 Ram Navami April 12 Chaitra 22 Tuesday
5 Mahavir Jayanti April 16 Chaitra 26 Saturday
6 Good Friday April 22 Vaisakha 02 Friday
7 Buddha Prunima May 17 Vaisakha 27 Tuesday
8 Independence Day August 15 Sravana 31 Monday
9 Janamashtami (Vaisnava) August 22 Sravana 31 Monday
10 Idu'l Fitr August 31 Bhadra 09 Wednesday
11 Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Sunday
12 Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) October 06 Asvina 14 Thursday
13 Diwali (Deepavali) October 26 Kartika 04 Wednesday
14 Idu'l Zuha (Bakrid) November 07 Kartika 16 Monday
15 Guru Nanak's Birthday November 10 Kartika 19 Thursday
16 Muharram December 06 Agrahayana 15 Tuesday
17 Christmas Day December 25 Pausa 04 Sunday


LIST OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2011 FOR DELHI/NEW DELHI OFFICES.

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1932
1 New Year's Day January 01 Pausa 11 Saturday
2 Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday Januray 05 Pausa 15 Wednesday
3 Makar Sankranti Januray 14 Pausa 24 Friday
4 Pongal January 15 Pausa 25 Saturday
5 Basanta Panchami / Sri Panchami February 08 Magha 19 Tuesday
6 Guru Ravidas' Birthday February 18 Magha 29 Friday
7 Shivaji Jayanthi February 19 Magha 30 Saturday
8 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti February 27 Phalguna 08 Sunday
9 Holika Dahan (Dol yatra) March 19 Phalguna 28 Saturday
10 Holi March 20 Phalguna 29 Sunday
SAKA ERA 1933
11 Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand April 04 Chaitra 14 Monday
12 Vaisakhi April 14 Chaitra 24 Thursday
13 Vishu April 14 Chaitra 24 Thursday
14 Mesadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Thursday
15 Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Friday
16 Easter Sunday April 24 Vaisakha 04 Sunday
17 Guru Rabindranath's Birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Monday
18 Hazarat Ali's Birthday June 16 Jyaishtha 26 Thursday
19 Rath Yatra July 03 Asadha 12 Sunday
20 Raksha Bandhan August 13 Sravana 22 Friday
21 Parsi New Year's day August 19 Sravana 28 Friday
22 Jamat-UI-Vida August 26 Bhadra 04 Friday
23 Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi September 01 Bhadra 10 Thursday
24 Onam September 09 Bhadra 18 Friday
25 (Maha Saptami Additional) October 03 Asvina 11 Monday
26 Dussehra (Maha Astami) (Additional) October 04 Asvina 12 Tuesday
27 Dussehra (Maha Navami) October 05 Asvina 13 Wednesday
28 Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday October 11 Asvina 19 Tuesday
29 Deepavali (South India) October 26 Kartika 04 Wednesday
30 Narak Chaturdasi October 26 Kartika 04 Wednesday
31 Govardhan Puja October 27 Kartika 05 Thursday
32 Bhai Duj October 28 Kartika 06 Friday
33 Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) November 01 Kartika 10 Tuesday
34 Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Thursday
35 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausa 03 Saturday


Government Order

Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2011



MOST IMMEDIATE


F.N0.12/1/2010-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)


North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 21st June, 2010


Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2011.


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 2011. 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:

REPUBLIC DAY
INDEPENDENCE DAY
MAHATMA GANDHI'S BIRTHDAY
BUDHA PURNIMA
CHRISTMAS DAY
DUSSEHRA (WAY DASHMI)
DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
GOOD FRIDAY
GURU NANAK'S BIRTHDAY
IDU'L FITR
IDU'L ZUHA
MAHAVIR JAYANTI
MIJHARRAW
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 after seeking prior approval of this Ministry and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarif~ed that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
2. HOLI
3. JANAMASHTAW (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. NyUIA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKMR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
1 1. SRI PANCHAM / BASANTA PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SAKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADA 18T NAVRATRA / NAURAJ/CHHATH POOJA

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 necessiuy, 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.

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 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 2011, Diwdi (Deepavali) falls on Wednesay, October 26, 2011 (Kartika 04). 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. However, in the year 20 1 1, Diwali (Deepavali) and Narak Chaturdasi Day, both are falling on the same day i.e. October 26, 2011.

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 2011, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Ministry of Home Affairs letter No.14046/27/83- GP-I dated 15.2.1984 by which they would observe a total of 16 holidays including the three National Holidays Viz. Republic Day, Independence Day & Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

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 Mahavir Jayanti, Christmas Day included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays are restricted to 15 days in a year in terms of the instructions issued by the Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division).

11. Hindi version will follow.


(DINESH KAPILA)
DEPUTY SECRETARY


Encl.: Lists of holidays


ANNEXURE-I


LIST OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2011 FOR DELHI / NEW DELHI OFFICES


S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1932 SAKA ERA
1 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Wednesday
2 Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) Febuary 16 Magha 27 Wednesday
3 Maha Shivaratri March 02 Phalguna 11 Wednesday
1933 SAKA ERA
4 Ram Navami April 12 Chaitra 22 Tuesday
5 Mahavir Jayanti April 16 Chaitra 26 Saturday
6 Good Friday April 22 Vaisakha 02 Friday
7 Buddha Prunima May 17 Vaisakha 27 Tuesday
8 Independence Day August 15 Sravana 31 Monday
9 Janamashtami (Vaisnava) August 22 Sravana 31 Monday
10 Idu'l Fitr August 31 Bhadra 09 Wednesday
11 Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Sunday
12 Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) October 06 Asvina 14 Thursday
13 Diwali (Deepavali) October 26 Kartika 04 Wednesday
14 Idu'l Zuha (Bakrid) November 07 Kartika 16 Monday
15 Guru Nanak's Birthday November 10 Kartika 19 Thursday
16 Muharram December 06 Agrahayana 15 Tuesday
17 Christmas Day December 25 Pausa 04 Sunday


LIST OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2011 FOR DELHI/NEW DELHI OFFICES.

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1932
1 New Year's Day January 01 Pausa 11 Saturday
2 Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday Januray 05 Pausa 15 Wednesday
3 Makar Sankranti Januray 14 Pausa 24 Friday
4 Pongal January 15 Pausa 25 Saturday
5 Basanta Panchami / Sri Panchami February 08 Magha 19 Tuesday
6 Guru Ravidas' Birthday February 18 Magha 29 Friday
7 Shivaji Jayanthi February 19 Magha 30 Saturday
8 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti February 27 Phalguna 08 Sunday
9 Holika Dahan (Dol yatra) March 19 Phalguna 28 Saturday
10 Holi March 20 Phalguna 29 Sunday
SAKA ERA 1933
11 Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand April 04 Chaitra 14 Monday
12 Vaisakhi April 14 Chaitra 24 Thursday
13 Vishu April 14 Chaitra 24 Thursday
14 Mesadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Thursday
15 Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Friday
16 Easter Sunday April 24 Vaisakha 04 Sunday
17 Guru Rabindranath's Birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Monday
18 Hazarat Ali's Birthday June 16 Jyaishtha 26 Thursday
19 Rath Yatra July 03 Asadha 12 Sunday
20 Raksha Bandhan August 13 Sravana 22 Friday
21 Parsi New Year's day August 19 Sravana 28 Friday
22 Jamat-UI-Vida August 26 Bhadra 04 Friday
23 Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi September 01 Bhadra 10 Thursday
24 Onam September 09 Bhadra 18 Friday
25 (Maha Saptami Additional) October 03 Asvina 11 Monday
26 Dussehra (Maha Astami) (Additional) October 04 Asvina 12 Tuesday
27 Dussehra (Maha Navami) October 05 Asvina 13 Wednesday
28 Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday October 11 Asvina 19 Tuesday
29 Deepavali (South India) October 26 Kartika 04 Wednesday
30 Narak Chaturdasi October 26 Kartika 04 Wednesday
31 Govardhan Puja October 27 Kartika 05 Thursday
32 Bhai Duj October 28 Kartika 06 Friday
33 Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) November 01 Kartika 10 Tuesday
34 Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Thursday
35 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausa 03 Saturday




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