Holidays list for Central Government Offices Year 2017 Notified

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Holidays list for Central Government Offices Year 2017

Holidays list for Central Government Offices Year 2017 has been notified by Following Notification of Govt of India

F.No.12/8/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
JCA-2 Section

North Block, New Delhi

Dated the  24th June, 2016

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the Year 2017 reg.

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 2017.  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. BUDDHA PURNlMA
  5. CHRISTMAS DAY
  6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHM.I)
  7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
  8. GOOD FRIDAY
  9. GURU HANAK’S BIRTHDAY
  10. IDU’L FITR
  11. IDU’L ZUHA
  12. MARAVIR JAYANTI
  13. MUHARRAM
  14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

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 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. HOLl
  3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMI
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHIIVINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
  8. RATH YATRA
  9. ONAM
  10. PONGAL
  11. SRI PANCHAMIIBASANT PANCHAMI
  12. VISHU/VAISAKHI I VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU I MASHADl UGADIICHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND/ GUDI PADAVA, 1st NAVRATRAI / NAURAJ / CHHATH POOJA/ KARVA 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 I 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 I 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 IUnion Territories, in respect of Idu’l 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, announcement could be made  through  P.I.BIT.V./ A.I.R./   Newspapers  and  the  Heads  of Department I 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 2017, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, October 19, 2017 (Ashvina 28). 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 2017, 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 11(Eleven) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and  Mahavir  Jayanti,  Id-ul­ Zuha (Ba.krid), Vijay Dashmi, Muharram, Guru Nanak Birthday and Milad­ un-Nabi (Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) 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

(K Salil Kumar)
Under Secretary (JCA)
Tel: 0522-23040279

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S. No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
1938 SAKA ERA
1Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Thursday
2Maha ShivaratrFebruary 24Phalguna 05Friday
1939 SAKA ERA
3.HoliMarch 13Phalguna 22Monday
4.Ram NavamiApril 04Chaitra 14Tuesday
5.Mahavir JayantiApril 09Chaitra 19Sunday
6.Good FridayApril 14Chaitra 24Friday
7.Buddha PurnimaMay 10Vaisakha 20Wednesday
8.Idul’FitrJune 26Ashadha 05Monday
9.Independence DayAugust 15Sarvana 24Tuesday
10.Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)September 02Bhadra 11Saturday
11.DussehraSeptember 30Asvina 08Saturday
12.MuharramOctober 01Asvina 09Sunday
13.Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Monday
14.Diwali (Deepawali)October 19Asvina 28Thursday
15.Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 04Kartika 13Saturday
16.Milad-un-Nabi or ID-e-Milad (birthday of Prophet Mohammad)December 02Agrahayana 11Saturday
17.Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Monday

ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI /NEW DELHI

S. No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
SAKA ERA 1938
1.New Year’s DayJanuary 01Pausha 11Sunday
2.Guru Govind Singh’s BirthdayJanuary 05Pausha 15Thursday
3.Makar SankrantiJanuary 14Pausha 24Saturday
4.PongalJanuary 14Pausha 24Saturday
5.Basant Panchami/Sri PanchamiFebruary 01Magha 12Wednesday
6.Guru Ravidas’s BithdayFebruary 10Magha 21Friday
7Shivaji JayantiFebruary 19Magha 30Sunday
8.Swami Dayanand Saraswati JayantiFebruary 21Phalguna 02Tuesday
9.Holika Dahan / DolyatraMarch 12Phalguna 21Sunday
SAKA ERA 1939
10.Chaitra Sukladi / Gaudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti ChandMarch 28Chaittra 07Tuesday
11.Hazarat Ali’s BirthdayApril 11Chaitra 21Tuesday
12.Vaisakhi / VishuApril 13Chaitra 23Thursday
13.MesadiApril 14Chaitra 24Friday
14.Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 15Chaitra 25Saturday
15.Easter SundayApril 16Chaitra 26Sunday
16.Guru Rabindranath’s BirthdayMay 09Vaisakha 19Tuesday
17.Jamat-UI-VidaJune 23Ashadha 02Friday
18Rath YatraJune 25Ashadha 04Sunday
19.Raksha BandhanAugust 07Sravana 16Monday
20.Janmashtami (Vaishnav)August 15Sravana 24Tuesday
21.Parsi New Year’s day/NaurajAugust 17Sravana 26Thursday
22.Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh ChaturthiAugust 25Bhadra 03Friday
23.OnamSeptember 04Bhadra 13Monday
24.Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)September 27Asvina 05Wednesday
25.Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)September 28Asvina 06Thursday
26.Dussehra (Maha Navmi)September 29Asvina 07Friday
27.Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober 08Asvina 13Thursday
28.Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)October 08Asvina 16Sunday
29.Deepavali (South India)October 18Asvina 28Friday
30.Naraka ChaturdasiOctober 18Asvina 26Wednesday
31.Govardhan PujaOctober 20Asvina 28Friday
32.Bhai DujOctober 21Asvina 29Saturday
33.Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)October 26Kartika 04Thursday
34.Guru Teg Bahadur’s BirthdayNovember 24Agrahayana 03Friday
35.Christmas EveDecember 24Pausha 03Sunday

Holidays list for Central Government Offices Year 2017 Notified

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