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MOST IMMEDIATE F.No.12/4/2012-JCA-2
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi Dated the 5th June, 2012

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2013.

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 2013. 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.

BUDHA 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 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.

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 / BASANTA PANCHAMI

12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI /

CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA 1ST NAVRATRA /

NAURAJ/CHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.

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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 nonworking 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 2013, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, November 03, 2013 (Kartika 12). 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 2013, 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 86 Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

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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 10(Ten) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Buddha Purnima, Dussehra, Diwali (Deepavali) and Guru Nanak's Birthday included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days 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.

Encl.: Lists of holidays

(Ashok Kumar) Deputy Secretary (JCA)
2309 2589

To

1. All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.

2.

UPSC/CVC/C8sAG/ PMO / Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha

Secretariat/ President's Secretariat/Vice-President's Secretariat/ Supreme

Court/ High Court/ Central Administrative Tribunal/ Election Commission

of India / Minorities Commission/ National Human Rights

Commission/Central Information Commission/National Commission for

Women.

3. All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. 86

Pensions.

4. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New

Delhi.

5. All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM).

6. All Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM), Ministry of

Personnel, P.G. and Pensions.

7. Chairman / Secretaries, Central Government Employees Welfare

Coordination Committees (As per updated list from Welfare Section).

8. Commissioner for Scheduled Castes /Commissioner for Scheduled Tribes.

9. PS to Cabinet Secretary.

10. Deputy Secretary (Coordination), Delhi Govt. Secretariat, I.G. Stadium,

I.T.O., New Delhi.

11. The Manager (Store), Government of India, Forms Store, 166, Lenin Sarai,

Kolkata (with 10 spare copies).

12. Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments / Union Territoreis.

13. Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, PTI Building, New Delhi

(with 5 spare copies)

14. Deputy Director (Bills), Dte. of Printing, B-Wing, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi

(with 5 spare copies)

15. Positional Astronomy Centre, Block-AQ, Plot No.8 Sector-V, Salt lake,

Manish Bathan, Kolkata - 700091

16. Facilitation Center, DOP8sT (20 copies)

NIC (DOPT) with the request to place this O.M. on the Website of the

Department (www. persmin. nic. in)

18. 100 Spare Copies.

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LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2013 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No.

Holiday

Date

1. Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E- January

25

Milad (Birthday of Prophet

Mohammad)

2. Republic Day

January

26

3. Holi

March

27

Salta Date

Day

1934 SAKA ERA

Magha

05 Friday

Magha Phalguna

06 Saturday 06 Wednesday

4. Good Friday

March

1935 SAKA ERA

29 Chaitra

08 Friday

5. Ram Navami 6. Mahavir Jayanti

April April

19 Chaitra

29 Friday

24 Vaisakha 04 Wednesday

7. Buddha Purnima

May

25 Jyaishtha 04 Saturday

8. Idu'l Fitr 9. Independence day 10. Janmashtami

August August August

09 Sravana 15 Sravana 28 Bhadra

18 Friday 24 Thursday 06 Wednesday

11. Mahatma Gandhi's birthday)
12. Dussehra
13. Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)
14. Diwali (Deepavali)
15. Muharram
16. Guru Nanak's Birthday
17. Christmas Day

October October October November November November December

02 Asvina 13 Asvina 16 Asvina 03 Kartika 14 Kartika 17 Kartika 25 Pausa

10 Wednesday 21 Sunday 24 Wednesday 12 Sunday 23 Thursday 26 Sunday 04 Wednesday

-5ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2013 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No

Holiday

1. New Year's Day

Date January 01

Saka Date

SAKA ERA 1934

Pausha

11

Day Tuesday

2. Makar Sankran i

January 13 Pausha

23 Sunday

3. Pongal

January 14 Pausha

24 Monday

4. Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday
5. Sri Panchami

January 18 February 14

Pausha Magha

28 Friday 25 Thursday

6. Basanta Panchami

February 15 Magha

26 Friday

7. Shivaji Jayanti

February 19 Magha

30 Tuesday

8. Guru Ravidas's Birthday 9. Swami Dayananda
Saraswati Jayanti 10. Maha Shivratri
10. Holika Dahan:

February March March
March

25 Phalguna 06 07 Phalguna 16
10 Phalguna 19 SAKA ERA 1935
26 Chaitra 05

Monday Thursday Sunday
Tuesday

11. Easter Sunday

March

31 Chaitra 10 Sunday

12. Chaitra Sukladi/ Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand
13. Vaisakhi

April April

11

Chaitra 21

Thursday

13 Chaitra 23 Saturday

14. Vishu

April

13 Chaitra 23 Saturday

15. Mesadi

April

14 Chaitra 24 Sunday

16. Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam)
17. Guru Rabindranath's birthday
18. Hazarat Ali's Birthday

April May May

15 Chaitra 25 Monday 09 Vaisakha 19 Thursday 24 Jyaishtha 03 Friday

19. Rath Yatra

July

10

Ashadha 19 Thursday

20. Jamat-Ul-Vida

August

02 Sravana

11 Friday

21. Parsi New Year's day

August

18 Sravana 27 Sunday

22. Raksha Bandhan

August 20 Sravana 29 Tuesday

23. Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi
24. Onam

September 09 September 16

Bhadra Bhadra

18 Monday 25 Monday

25. Dussehra (Maha Saptami) October (Additional)
26. Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) October (Additional)

11 Asvina 12 Asvina

19 Friday 20 Saturday

27. Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October 13 Asvina

21 Sunday

28. Maharishi Valmiki's birthday

October 18 Asvina

26 Friday

29. Karaka Chaturthi (Karva October 22 Asvina Chouth)

30 Tuesday

30. Deepavali (South India)

November 02 Kartika

11 Saturday

31. Naraka Chaturdasi

November 02 Kartika

11 Saturday

31. Govardhan Puja

November 03 Kartika

12 Sunday

32. Bhai Duj

November 05 Kartika

14 Tuesday

33. Pratihar Sashthi or Surya November 08 Kartika

17

Sashthi (Chhat Puja)

34. Guru Teg Bahadur's

November 24 Agrahayana 03

Martyrdom Day

Friday Sunday

35. Christmas Eve

December 24 Pausha

03 Tuesday

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