Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training), North Block, New Delhi vide F.No. 12/5/2013-JCA-2 dated 11th June, 2013 notification issued regardingHolidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014 as under :-
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:
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.
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 according 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.LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2014 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI.
|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|
||Ram Navami||April 08||Chaitra 18||Tuesday|
|5||Mahavir Jayanti||April 13||Chaitra 23||Sunday|
|6||Dr. Ambedkar Jayanthi||April 14||Chaitra 24||Monday|
|7||Good Friday||April 18||Chaitra 28||Friday|
|8||Buddha Prunima||May 14||Vaisakha 24||Wednesday|
|9||Idu'l Fitr||July 29||Sravana 07||Tuesday|
|10||Independence Day||August 15||Sravana 24||Friday|
|11||Janamashtami||August 18||Sravana 27||Monday|
|12||Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday||October 02||Asvina 10||Thursday|
|13||Dussehra||October 03||Asvina 11||Friday|
|14||Idu'l Zuha (Bakrid)||October 06||Asvina 14||Monday|
|15||Diwali (Deepavali)||October 23||Kartika 01||Thursday|
|16||Muharram||November 04||Kartika 13||Tuesday|
|17||Guru Nanak's Birthday||November 06||Kartika 15||Thursday|
|18||Christmas Day||December 25||Pausa 04||Thursday|
ANNEXURE - IILIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2014 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI.
|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|
|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|