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Central Government Holiday List 2018 – Public Holidays and Restricted Holidays :

Central Government Holiday List 2018 – Public Holidays and Restricted Holidays

Central Government Holiday List 2018 – Closed Holidays and Restricted Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2018

Department of Personnel and Training OM on Central Government Holiday List 2018
F.No.12/3/2017-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th June. 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during year 2018- reg.
It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure —I to this O.M. will be observed in the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2018. 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 or 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 PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI IDEEPAVALI)
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 final list applicable uniformly to 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 SAKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAN
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAML / BASANT PANCH.AMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BKHU / MASHADI UGADI / CENTRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDL PADAVA 1st NAVRATRA /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 / 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 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 2018, 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 2018, 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 16(Sixteen) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Idu’l Fitr, in the list of compulsory holidays with the Idu’l Fitr falling on day of weekly off(Saturday).
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.
(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
ANNEXURE-I
LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2018 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
S.No. HolidayDateSaka DateDay
1939 SAKA ERA
1.Republic DayJanuary              26Magha                  06Friday
2.Maha  ShivaratriFebruary                 14Magha                  25Wednesday
3.HoliMarch                   02Phalguna              11 Friday
1940   Saka  Era
4.Mahavir  JayantiMarch                    29Chaitra                  08Thursday
5.Good  Friday March                    30Chaitra                  09Friday
6.Buddha PurnimaApril                       30Vaisakha            10Monday
7. Idu’l FitrJune                       16Jyaishtha         26Saturday
8.Independence day August                    15Sravana              24Wednesday
9.Id-ul-Zuha    (Bakrid)August                   22Sarvana               31Wednesday
10.JanmashtamiSeptember            03Bhadra               12Monday
11.MuharramSeptember           21 Bhadra                  30Friday
12.Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober                 02Asvina                    10Tuesday
13.DussehraOctober                 19Asvina                   27 Friday
14.Diwali (Deepavali)November             07Kartika                   16Wednesday
15.Milad-un-Nabi    or Id-e-Milad   (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)November             21Kartika                 30Wednesday
16.Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember             23Agrahayana       02Friday
17.Christmas DayDecember              25Pausha                  04Tuesday
ANNEXURE-I
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2018 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI, NEW DELHI
S.NoHolidayDateSaka DateDay
SAKA  ERA  1939
1.New Year’s DayJanuary01Pausha11Monday
3.Makar  SankrantiJanuary14Pausha24Sunday
4.PongalJanuary14Pausha24Sunday
5.Basant Panchami / Sri PanchamiJanuary22Magha02Monday
6.Guru Ravidas ‘s  BirthdayJanuary31Magha11Wednesday
7.Swami DayanandaFebruary10Magha21Saturday
8.Shivaji  JayantiFebruary19Magha30Monday
9.Holika Dahan/DolyatraMarch01Phalguna10Thursday
10.Chaitra Sukladi/GudiMarch18Phalguna27Sunday
SAKA ERA 1940
11.Ram NavamiMarch25Chaitra04Sunday
12.Easter  SundayApril01Chaitra11Sunday
13.Hazarat Ali’s BirthdayApril01Chaitra11Sunday
14.Vaisakhi/Vishu/MesadiApril14Chaitra24Saturday
15.Vaisakhadi(Bengal) /  Bahag Bihu   (Assam)April15Chaitra25Sunday
16Guru Rabindranath’s birthday May09Vaisakha19Wednesday
17.Jamat-Ul-VidaJune15Jyaishtha 25 Friday
18.Rath YatraJuly14Ashadha23Saturday
19.Parsi New Year’s day /NaurajAugust17Sravana26Friday
20.Onam or Thiru Onam   DayAugust25Bhadra03Saturday
21.Raksha BandhanAugust26Bhadra 04 Sunday
22.wnayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember13Bhadra22Thursday
23. Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)October16Asvina24Tuesday
24.Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)October17Asvina25Wednesday
25.Dussehra (Maha Navmi)October18Asvina26Thursday
26.Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober24Kartika02Wednesday
27.Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)October27Kartika05Saturday
28.Deepavali (South India)November06Kartika15Tuesday
29.Naraka ChaturdasiNovember06Kartika15Tuesday
30.Govardhan   PujaNovember08Kartika17Thursday
31.Bhai DujNovember09Kartika18Friday
82.Pratihar Sashthi or Surya
Sashthi (Chhat Puja)
November13Kartika22Tuesday
33.Guru Teg Bahadur’s
Martyrdom  Day
November24Agrahayana03Saturday
34.Christmas EveDecember24Pausha03Monday


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