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Holidays list 2013

Holidays list 2013 and order for Central Government Offices during the year 2013

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 CentralGovernment 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 officeswithin 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 CH

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 Idul Fitr, ldu’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, an announcement could be made through T.V. / A.l.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 & 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 10 (Ten) holidays of their own only after including inthe 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.

sd/-
(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Annexure -I

HOLIDAYS LIST 2013 DURING THE YEAR 2013 FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE


S.No

Holiday

Date

Saka Date

 

Day

1.

Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)

January 25

Magha

05

Friday

2.

Republic Day

January 26

Magha

06

Saturday

3.

Holi

March 27

Phalguna

06

Wednesday

4

Good Friday

March 29

Chaitra

08

Friday

5.

Rama Navami

April 19

Chaitra

29

Friday

6.

Mahavir Jayanti

April 24

Vaisakha

04

Wednesday

7.

Budda Purnima

May 25

Jyaishtha

04

Saturday

8.

Idu’l Fitr

August 09

Sravana

18

Friday

9.

Independence Day

August 15

Sravana

24

Thursday

10.

Janmashtami

August 28

Bhadra

06

Wednesday

11.

Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

October 02

Asvina

10

Wednesday

12.

Dussehra

October 13

Asvina

21

Sunday

13.

Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)

October 16

Asvina

24

Wednesday

14.

Diwali (Deepavali)

November 03

Kartika

12

Sunday

15.

Muharram

November 14

Kartika

23

Thursday

16.

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

November 17

Kartika

26

Sunday

17.

Chirstmas Day

Decemeber 25

Pausa

04

Wednesday

ANNEXURE – II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2013 FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE .


S.No.

Holiday

Date

Saka Date

Day

SAKA ERA 1934

1

New Year’s Day

January 01

Pausa 11

Tuesday

2

Makar Sankranti

January 13

Pausa 23

Sunday

3

Pongal

January 14

Pausa 24

Monday

4

Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday

January 18

Pausa 28

Friday

5

Sri Panchami

February 14

Magha 25

Thursday

6

Basanta Panchami / Sri Panchami

February 15

Magha 26

Friday

7

Shivaji Jayanthi

February 19

Magha 30

Tuesday

8

Guru Ravidas’ Birthday

February 25

Phalguna 06

Monday

9

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti

February 16

Magha 27

Thursday

10

Maha Shivratri

March 10

Phalguna 19

Thursday

SAKA ERA 1935

11

Holika Dahan

March 26

Chaitra 05

Tuesday

12

Ester Sunday

March 31

Chaitra 10

Sunday

13

Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand

April 11

Chaitra 21

Thursday

14

Vaisakhi

April 13

Chaitra 23

Saturday

15

Vishu

April 13

Chaitra 23

Saturday

16

Mesadi

April 14

Chaitra 24

Sunday

17

Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam)

April 15

Chaitra 25

Monday

18

Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday

May 09

Vaisakha 19

Thursday

19

Hazarat Ali’s Birthday

May 24

Jyaishtha 03

Friday

20

Rath Yatra

July 10

Ashadha 19

Thursday

21

Jamat-UI-Vida

August 02

Sravana 11

Friday

22

Parsi New Year’s day

August 18

Sravana 27

Sunday

23

Raksha Bandhan

August 20

Sravana 29

Tuesday

24

Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi

September 09

Bhardra 18

Monday

25

Onam

September 16

Bhadra 25

Monday

26

Maha Saptami (Additional) (Dussehra)

October 11

Asvina 19

Friday

27

Dussehra (Maha Astami) (Additional)

October 12

Asvina 20

Saturday

28

Dussehra (Maha Navami)

October 13

Asvina 21

Sunday

29

Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday

October 18

Asvina 26

Friday

30

Karaka Chaturdasi (Karva Chouth)

October 22

Asvina 30

Tuesday

31

Deepavali (South India)

November 02

Kartika 11

Saturday

30

Narak Chaturdasi

November 02

Kartika 11

Saturday

32

Govardhan Puja

November 03

Kartika 12

Sunday

33

Bhai Duj

November 05

Kartika 14

Tuesday

34

Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)

November 08

Kartika 17

Friday

35

Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day

November 24

Agrahayana 03

Sunday

36

Christmas Eve

December 24

Pausa 03

Tuesday

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