Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014 - Dopt order

F.No. 12/5/2013-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 11th June, 2013

Subject : Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014.

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 2014. 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 finallist 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 / BASANTA PANCHAMI 
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / 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 Departments/ Offices of the Central Government may take action accordìng to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order about the change of date.

6. During 2014, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Kartika 01). 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 up to 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 2014, 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 only 13(Thirteen) holidays of their own after including in the list, three National Holidays and Mahavir Jayanti 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.

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

Encl.: Lists of holidays

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12_5_2013-JCA-2-11062013.pdf]



ANNEXURE – I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2014 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI.

S.No.
Holiday
Date
Saka Date
Day
1935 SAKA ERA
1 Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad
(Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
January 14 Pausha 24 Tuesday
2 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Sunday
3 Holi March 17 Phalguna 26 Monday
1936 SAKA ERA
4 Ram Navami April 08 Chaitra 18 Tuesday
5 Mahavir Jayanti April 13 Chaitra 23 Sunday
6 Good Friday April 18 Chaitra 28 Friday
7 Buddha Prunima May 14 Vaisakha 24 Wednesday
8 Idu'l Fitr July 29 Sravana 07 Tuesday
9 Independence Day August 15 Sravana 24 Friday
10 Janamashtami August 18 Sravana 27 Monday
11 Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Thursday
12 Dussehra October 03 Asvina 11 Friday
13 Idu'l Zuha (Bakrid) October 06 Asvina 14 Monday
14 Diwali (Deepavali) October 23 Kartika 01 Thursday
15 Muharram November 04 Kartika 13 Tuesday
16 Guru Nanak's Birthday November 06 Kartika 15 Thursday
17 Christmas Day December 25 Pausa 04 Thursday

ANNEXURE – II 

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2014 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI.

S.No.
Holiday
Date
Saka Date
Day
1935 SAKA ERA
1 New Year's Day January 01 Pausa 11 Wednesday
2 Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday January 07 Pausha 17 Tuesday
3 Makar Sankranti January 14 Pausa 24 Tuesday
4 Pongal January 14 Pausa 24 Tuesday
5 Basanta Panchami Feb 04 Magha 15 Tuesday
6 Guru Ravidas' Birthday Feb 14 Magha 25 Friday
7 Shivaji Jayanthi Feb19 Magha 30 Wednesday
8 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti Feb24 Phalguna 05 Monday
9 Maha Shivaratri Feb27 Phalguna 08 Thursday
10 Holika Dahan March 16 Phalguna 25 Sunday
1936 SAKA ERA
11 Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand March 31 Chaitra 10 Monday
12 Vaisakhi/vishu/Masadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Monday
13 Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Tuesday
14 Ester Sunday April 20 Chaitra 30 Sunday
15 Guru Rabindranath's Birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Friday
16 Hazarat Ali's Birthday May 13 Vaisakha 23 Tuesday
17 Rath Yatra June 29 Ashadha 08 Sunday
18 Jamat-UI-Vida July 25 Sravana 03 Friday
19 Raksha Bandhan August 10 Sravana 19 Sunday
20 Parsi New Year's day August 18 Sravana 27 Monday
21 Vinayaka Chaturthi August 29 Bhadra 07 Friday
22 Onam Sep 07 Bhadra 16 Sunday
23 Dussehra (Maha Saptami (Additional) October 01 Asvina 09 Wednesday
24 Dussehra (Maha Astami) (Additional) October 02 Asvina 10 Thursday
25 Dussehra (Maha Navami) October 03 Asvina 11 Friday
26 Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday October 08 Asvina 16 Wednesday
27 Karaka Chaturdasi (Karva Chouth) October 11 Asvina 19 Saturday
28 Deepavali (South India) October 22 Asvina 30 Wednesday
29 Narak Chaturdasi October 22 Asvina 30 Wednesday
30 Govardhan Puja October 24 Kartika 02 Friday
31 Bhai Duj October 25 Kartika 03 Saturday
32 Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) October 29 Kartika 07 Wednesday
33 Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day Nov 24 Agrahayana 03 Monday
34 Christmas Eve Dec 24 Pausa 03 Wednesday

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