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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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. REPUBLIC DAY INDEPENDENCE DAY MAHATMA GANDHI'S BIRTHDAY BUDHA PURNIMA CHRISTMAS DAY DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI) DIWALI (DEEPAVALI) GOOD FRIDAY GURU NANAK'S BIRTHDAY IDU'L FITR IDU'L ZUHA MAHAVIR JAYANTI MUHARRAM 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA HOLI JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI) RAM NAVAMI MAHA SHIVRATRI GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI MAKAR SANKARANTI RATH YATRA ONAM PONGAL SRI PANCHAMI / BASANTA PANCHAMI VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA 1ST NAVRATRA / NAURAJ/CHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.

GP-I dated 15. Muharram and Id-e-Milad. 5. as compulsory holidays.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. Idu'l Zuha. if necessary. 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. (Kartika 12). Republic Day. In certain States. would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel. announcement could be made through T.14046/27/83. Independence Day 86 Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. 5. i. are to be included in the list of restricted holidays. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. In such a situation. 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. Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt.I. about the change of date. in respect of Idu'l Fitr. commercial 7. . Ministry of Home Affairs letter No. Idu'l Zuha. 5. In view of this.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. During 2013. on "Narakachaturdasi Day". of NCT of Delhi. based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories.M. after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3. Central Government Organisations which include industrial. Republic Day. Muharram and Id-e-Milad.-23.e. depending upon sighting of the Moon. and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz.2.. November 03.R.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi.1984 by which they would observe a total of 16 holidays including the three National Holidays Viz. / 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. Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday. 2013 6. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O. any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu'l Fitr. subject to para 3.2 above. the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance.1 above. Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of 8. 4. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2013.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi.V. the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday. / A. if necessary.

No. Ministry of Finance. Secretariat. on the Website of the Department (www. 2002. New Delhi (with 5 spare copies) Deputy Director (Bills). 13. 12. 9. Kolkata . 166. P. Deputy Secretary (Coordination). PTI Building.. PS to Cabinet Secretary. In other words.O. Chairman / Secretaries.8 Sector-V. I.M. Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity. 13-C. All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel. Nirman Bhavan.: Lists of holidays To 1. 10. Staff Side. 4. the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant 10. Ministry of Personnel. DOP8sT (20 copies) NIC (DOPT) with the request to place this O. instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services. and Pensions. I. 6. . Forms Store. Plot No. 7. National Council (JCM).G. New Delhi (with 5 spare copies) Positional Astronomy Centre. Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees (As per updated list from Welfare Section). 11. 14. they will have the option to select 10(Ten) holidays of their own only after including in the list. persmin. of Printing. Manish Bathan. All Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM). 8. in) 100 Spare Copies. All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India. New Delhi.T. nic. 3. P. Delhi Govt. Government of India. In respect of Banks. the number of holidays may be 9. New Delhi. Salt lake. Lenin Sarai. Dussehra. 11. Dte.M. 16. 86 Pensions. Kolkata (with 10 spare copies). 18. Hindi version will follow. Ferozeshah Road. (Ashok Kumar) Deputy Secretary (JCA) 2309 2589 Encl. All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM).G. notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department's O.700091 Facilitation Center. 15. 2. Diwali (Deepavali) and Guru Nanak's Birthday included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days of weekly off. 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. Block-AQ. B-Wing. Stadium.-3In respect of Indian Missions abroad. The Manager (Store). Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments / Union Territoreis.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December. 5. three National Holidays and Buddha Purnima.G. Secretary. Commissioner for Scheduled Castes /Commissioner for Scheduled Tribes.

12. 1. 13. January Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-EMilad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) January Republic Day Holi March Day Salta Date 1934 SAKA ERA Friday Magha 05 26 27 Magha Phalguna 06 06 Saturday Wednesday 4. 10. 15. 6. 17. 14. 7. 11.No. 3. 8.-4ANNEXURE-I LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2013 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI S. 5. 9. 16. Holiday Date 25 2. Good Friday Ram Navami Mahavir Jayanti Buddha Purnima Idu'l Fitr Independence day Janmashtami Mahatma Gandhi's birthday) Dussehra Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) Diwali (Deepavali) Muharram Guru Nanak's Birthday Christmas Day March April April May August August August October October October November November November December 1935 SAKA ERA 08 Chaitra 29 19 24 25 09 15 28 02 13 16 03 14 17 25 Chaitra Vaisakha Jyaishtha Sravana Sravana Bhadra Asvina Asvina Asvina Kartika Kartika Kartika Pausa 29 04 04 18 24 06 10 21 24 12 23 26 04 Friday Friday Wednesday Saturday Friday Thursday Wednesday Wednesday Sunday Wednesday Sunday Thursday Sunday Wednesday .

6.No Holiday Date Saka Date SAKA ERA 1934 Day 1. New Year's Day Makar Sankran i Pongal Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday Sri Panchami Basanta Panchami Shivaji Jayanti Guru Ravidas's Birthday Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti Maha Shivratri Holika Dahan: Easter Sunday Chaitra Sukladi/ Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand Vaisakhi Vishu Mesadi Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam) Guru Rabindranath's birthday Hazarat Ali's Birthday Rath Yatra Jamat-Ul-Vida Parsi New Year's day January January January January February February February February March March March March April 01 13 14 18 14 15 19 25 07 10 26 31 11 Pausha Pausha Pausha Pausha Magha Magha Magha Phalguna Phalguna Phalguna 11 23 24 28 25 26 30 06 16 19 Tuesday Sunday Monday Friday Thursday Friday Tuesday Monday Thursday Sunday Tuesday Sunday Thursday SAKA ERA 1935 05 Chaitra Chaitra Chaitra 10 21 13. 18. 15. 3. 17. 16. 9. 7. 12. 5. 4. 11. 2. 20. 21. April April April April May May July August August 13 13 14 15 09 24 10 02 18 Chaitra Chaitra Chaitra Chaitra Vaisakha Jyaishtha Ashadha Sravana Sravana 23 23 24 25 19 03 19 11 27 Saturday Saturday Sunday Monday Thursday Friday Thursday Friday Sunday . 8. 10.-5ANNEXURE-II LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2013 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI S. 19. 10. 14.

26. October October 13 18 Asvina Asvina 21 26 Sunday Friday 29. 34. 31. November November November November November 02 02 03 05 08 Kartika Kartika Kartika Kartika Kartika 11 11 12 14 17 Saturday Saturday Sunday Tuesday Friday Sunday November 24 Agrahayana 03 35. 31. Raksha Bandhan Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi Onam Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional) Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) Dussehra (Maha Navmi) Maharishi Valmiki's birthday Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) Deepavali (South India) Naraka Chaturdasi Govardhan Puja Bhai Duj Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day Christmas Eve August 20 Sravana Bhadra Bhadra Asvina Asvina 29 18 25 19 20 Tuesday Monday Monday Friday Saturday September 09 September 16 October October 11 12 27. 25. 23.22. 24. 28. October 22 Asvina 30 Tuesday 30. 32. December 24 Pausha 03 Tuesday . 33.

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