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F.N0.12/.3/2011-SJCA-2 Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) North Block, New Delhi Dated the 27th June, 201 1

Subject:

H o l i d a y s to be observed in C e n t r a l Government Offices during the year 2012.

It has been decided that the holidays a s specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located a t Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2012. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himselfJherself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure 1 . 1

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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 PURNUdA CHRISTMAS DAY DUSSEHRA (WJAY DASHW) DIWALI (DEEPAVALI] GOOD FRIDAY GURU NANAK'B BIRTHDAY IDU'L FITR IDU'L ZUHA MAHAVIR JAYANTI
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PROPHET MOHAMMAD'B BIRTHDAY (ID-EMILAD)

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 Coofdination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The frnal 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 that no change is permissible in can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarif~ed regard to festivals and dates a s indicated.
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AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA HOLI JANAMASHTAW (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 UCZADI / CHAITRA SAKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADA 1 m NAVRATRA / NAURAJ/CHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.

Central Government Organisations which include industrial.M. Independence Day & Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. of NCT of Delhi.I.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice.GP-I dated 15.1 above.14046/27/83.2. Idul Zuha. Muharram and Id-e-Milad. / A. - . 6. For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi. based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories. the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday. after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3. there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on "Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place o f Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices. any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idul Fitr.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initidly declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other nonworking b y or in the +vent of more than one festivals falling nn the same day. about the change of date.R. The Coordination Committees a t 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. i. 7. During 2012. depending upon sighting of the Moon. 52 . Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Ministry of Home Affairs letter No. if necessary. commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays v z Republic Day. announcement could be made through T. in respect of Idul Fitr. on "Narakachaturdasi Day". 51 .. if necessary.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.V. November 13.Republic Day. . Muharram and Id-e-Milad. a s compulsory holidays.1984 by which they would observe a total of 16 holidays including the three National Holidays Vi. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.3. 4. 2012 (Kartika 22). Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. Idul Zuha. 8. / 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.e. would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel. the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance. In such a situation. 5. In view of this. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2012. For offices in Delhi / New Delhi.2 above. Independence Day and Mahatma i. Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Tuesday. Gandhi's birthday. are to be included in the list of restricted holidays. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. In certain States. subject to para 3.

Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments / Union Temtoreis. In respect of Banks. l All Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM). DOP&T (20 copies) NIC (DOPT) with the request to place this O. they will have the option to select 10!Ten) holidays of their own only after including in the iist. and Pensions. Stadium. Deputy Secretary (Coordination). n i c . No. Buddha Purnima.JCM). P. Secretary. -0llsata . Idul Zuha (Bakrid) and Muharrarn included in the hst of compulsory holidays and falling on days of weekly off. on the Website of the Department ~ w w w . Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees (As per updated list from Welfare Section). Ministry of Personnel.79009 1 Facilitation Center. National Council (. Ministry of Finance.M. Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity. Secretariat. New Delhi (with 5 spare copies) Positional Astronomy Centre. B-Wing. Staff Side. A l attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel.G. A l Ministries/ Departments of Government of India. In other words. New Delhi (with 5 spare copies) Deputy Director (Bills). 2002. Hindi version wl follow.T. Lenin Sarai..9. The Manager (Store).M. Plot No. Nirman Bhavan.O. New Delhi. 10. P. 13-C. Delhi Govt. PS to Cabinet Secretary. PTI Building. the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department's O. the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services. of Printing. Kolkata (with 10 spare copies). Block-AQ. Chairman / Secretaries.G.G. ~ r s m i n . I. Government of India. Salt lake. 86 l Pensions. I. In respect of Indian Missions abroad.Dte. i n ) 100 Spare Copies. 166. three National Holidays m d Milad-un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad. il ' % Encl.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December. Forms Store. Commissioner for Scheduled Castes /Commissioner for Scheduled Tribes. Ferozeshah Road.: Lists of blidays Director ( i c ~ j 2309 2589 UPSC/CVC/C&AG/ PMO / Lok Sabha Secretanat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ President's SecretariatlVice-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. l . A l Staff Side Members of the Nabonal Council (JCM). 11. New Delhi.8 Sector-V.

-- - -H diGy Date panuar~ 26 05 20 1 k p u b l i c Day 1 S a h Date Day 1933 SAKA ERA Magha 06 Fhursday Magha Phalguna 16 01 18 Sunday Monday I 2.~04 1. 1934 SAKA ERA Chaitra 05 1 . I Mahatma Gandhi's (October 02 24 27 1 I Asvina Kartika Kartika 10 kuesday 02 pednesday 12. oli ahavir Jayanti Food Friday uddha Purnima arch 08 Phalguna 5. 6. pussehra (Vijaya Dashqi)lOctober d u 1 Zuha (Bakrid) ctober 1 uru Nanak's birthday hristmas Day ovember ecernber. 3. February Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-EMilad (Birthday of Prophet pohammad) p a h a Shivaratri February I I I 4. 6 7 - PP~ I I 06 Chaitra 17 IF"dey1 I I I 9. 28 I Agrahayana 07 Pausha 25 .LIST OF HOLIDAYS D U R M a THE YEAR 2012 FOR-ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI 8. Independence day August 15 1 I I Sravana 24 (Wednesday 111. 7.

I I Pongal I Janualy 15 28 - I 1 Magha 08 Saturday Tuesday Basanta Panchami /Sri January Panchami I . i I I Vishu I Mesadi April I 13 14 14 08 ) Chaitra I 24 25 25 18 h l d y i Saturday Saturday Tuesday ( April I I '4 Chaitra Chaitra Vaisakha 1 1 April Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam) Guru Rabindranath's May Hazarat Ali's Birthday 18 119. I I I February 19 Magha 30 I 1 Holika Dahan b. 21 I . I 10. hew w y a k 1 August 17 18 Sravana ( Friday Year's day 1 August I a Chaturthi I August .No 1. 6. I 14. 16.LIST OF PSSTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2012 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICM OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LQCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI A S. New Year's Day I Date 1 Saka Date SAKA ERA 1933 I Day I mr ' a sankranti January 1 b. 15. I Guru Ravidas' birthday Saraswati Jayanti Shivaji Jayanti I February 07 / I Magha 7. 4. Jyaishtha 31 26 Thursday I 1 Raksha Bandhan . 11. March 07 I 23 01 08 13 Phalguna 17 I Wednesday I Chaitra SukladilGudi March I padava/ugadi/cheti Chand April Ram N a m i I - SAKA ERA 1934 03 12 iI I 1 Chaitra 1 I 1 Fridav Sunday - Chaitra Chaitra I I Easter Sunday April April 19 Sunday 1 i I 13.

Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Monday . 1 W s November Chouth November 01 Tuesday Monday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Monday Saturday 07 -1 I 02 12 13 J4 Kartika Kartika Kartika 11 21 22 1 1 Deepavali (South India) I I November November 3. I Pratihar November 24 Martyrdom Day I 6. October 22 23 --- -- October (Maha Navrni) p 8 birthday . I I Bhai Duj November Sashthi or Surv November 15 19 Kartika Kartika 24 28 b4.-6August 29 Bhadra khadra Asvina Asvina Kartika Kartika 07 28 29 30 ' Wednesday Wednesday Sunday Monday September 19 October 21 -.

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