✉ Central Government Holidays List During The Year 2019 – Closed Holidays And Restricted Holidays ✉

✉ Central Government Holidays List During The Year 2019 – Closed Holidays And Restricted Holidays ✉
Central Government Holidays List 2019 – Closed Holidays and Restricted holidays applicable to all Central Government Offices in Delhi and outside Delhi – DOPT Office Memorandum
F.No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2
Dated 11.07.2018
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment(JCA – 2)Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 11th July,2018
Sub: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During The 2019-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 2019. 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: 
  • REPUBLIC DAY 
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY 
  • MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY 
  • BUDDHA 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 para2, 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 with in the concerned state shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. 
  • AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA 
  • HOLI 
  • JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI) 
  • RAM NAVAMI 
  • MAHA SHIVRATRI 
  • GANESH CHATURTHI/VINAYAK CHATURTHI 
  • MAKAR SANKRANTI 
  • RATH YATRA 
  • ONAM 
  • PONGAL 
  • SRI PANCHAMI/BASANT PANCHAMI 
  • VISHU/VAISAKHI/VAISAKHADI/BHAG BIHU/MASHADI UGADI/CHAITRA SUKLADI/CHETI CHAND/GUDI 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 festival falling on the same day. 
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 (indicated in para 3.1), 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’I Fitr, Idu’I 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’I 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. 
In 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Kartika 05). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi 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. 
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 2019, subject to para 3.2 above. 
Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs 
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 12 (Twelve) holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Janamashtami (Vaishnava), Diwali, Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on day of weekly off. 
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. 
Hindi version will follow. 
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Tel:23092338
ANNEXURE – I
LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI
S.No Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1940 SKA ERA
1 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Saturday
2 Maha Shivaratri March 04 Phalguna 13 Monday
3 Holi March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday
1941 SAKA ERA
4 Mahavir Jayanti April 17 Chaitra 27 Wednesday
5 Good Friday April 19 Chaitra 29 Friday
6 Buddha Purnima May 18 Vaisakha 28 Saturday
7 Id-Ul-Fitr June 05 Jyaishtha 15 Wednesday
8 Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid) August 12 Sravana 21 Monday
9 Independence Day August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday
10 Janmashtami August 24 Bhadra 02 Saturday
11 Muharram September 10 Bhadra 19 Tuesday
12 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Wednesday
13 Dussehra October 08 Asvina 16 Tuesday
14 Diwali (Deepavali) October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday
15 Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) November 10 Kartika 19 Sunday
16 Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 12 Kartika 21 Tuesday
17 Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Wednesday
ANNEXURE – II
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
S.No Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1940
1 New Year’s day January 01 Pausha 11 Tuesday
2 Lohri January 13 Pausha 23 Sunday
3 Makar Sankranti January 14 Pausha 24 Monday
4 Pongal January 15 Pausha 25 Tuesday
5 Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami February 10 Magha 21 Sunday
6 Guru Ravidas’s Birthday February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday
7 Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday
8 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti March 01 Phalguna 10 Thursday
9 Holika Dahan March 20 Phalguna 29 Wednesday
10 Dolyatra March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday
11 Hazarat Ali’s Birthday March 21 Phalguna 30  Thursday
SAKA ERA 1941
12 Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand April 06 Chaitra 16 Saturday
13 Ram Navami (Smarta) April 13 Chaitra 23 Saturday
14 Vaiskhi/Vishu/Mesadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Sunday
15 Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Monday
16 Easter Sunday April 21 Vaisakha 01 Sunday
17 Guru Rabindranath’s birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Thursday
18 Jamat -Ul-Vida May 31 Jyaishtha 10 Friday
19 Rath Yatra July 04 Ashadha 13 Thursday
20 Raksha Bandhan August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday
21 Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj August 17 Sravana 26 Saturday
22 Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi September 02 Bhadra 11 Monday
23 Onam or Thiru Onam Day September 11 Bhadra 20 Wednesday
24 Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional) October 05 Asvina 13 Saturday
25 Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) October 06 Asvina 14 Sunday
26 Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October 07 Asvina 15 Monday
27 Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 13 Asvina 21 Sunday
28 Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October 17 Asvina 25 Thursday
29 Naraka Chaturdasi October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday
30 Govardhan Puja October 28 Kartika 06 Monday
31 Bhai Duj October 29 Kartika 07 Tuesday
32 Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) November 02 Kartika 11 Saturday
33 Guru Tag Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Sunday
34 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Tuesday
Source – Gconnect 

ANNEXURE – I LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI S.No Holiday Date Saka Date Day 1940 SKA ERA 1 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Saturday 2 Maha Shivaratri March 04 Phalguna 13 Monday 3 Holi March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday 1941 SAKA ERA 4 Mahavir Jayanti April 17 Chaitra 27 Wednesday 5 Good Friday April 19 Chaitra 29 Friday 6 Buddha Purnima May 18 Vaisakha 28 Saturday 7 Id-Ul-Fitr June 05 Jyaishtha 15 Wednesday 8 Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid) August 12 Sravana 21 Monday 9 Independence Day August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday 10 Janmashtami August 24 Bhadra 02 Saturday 11 Muharram September 10 Bhadra 19 Tuesday 12 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Wednesday 13 Dussehra October 08 Asvina 16 Tuesday 14 Diwali (Deepavali) October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday 15 Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) November 10 Kartika 19 Sunday 16 Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 12 Kartika 21 Tuesday 17 Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Wednesday ANNEXURE – II LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI S.No Holiday Date Saka Date Day SAKA ERA 1940 1 New Year’s day January 01 Pausha 11 Tuesday 2 Lohri January 13 Pausha 23 Sunday 3 Makar Sankranti January 14 Pausha 24 Monday 4 Pongal January 15 Pausha 25 Tuesday 5 Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami February 10 Magha 21 Sunday 6 Guru Ravidas’s Birthday February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday 7 Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday 8 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti March 01 Phalguna 10 Thursday 9 Holika Dahan March 20 Phalguna 29 Wednesday 10 Dolyatra March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday 11 Hazarat Ali’s Birthday March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday SAKA ERA 1941 12 Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand April 06 Chaitra 16 Saturday 13 Ram Navami (Smarta) April 13 Chaitra 23 Saturday 14 Vaiskhi/Vishu/Mesadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Sunday 15 Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Monday 16 Easter Sunday April 21 Vaisakha 01 Sunday 17 Guru Rabindranath’s birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Thursday 18 Jamat -Ul-Vida May 31 Jyaishtha 10 Friday 19 Rath Yatra July 04 Ashadha 13 Thursday 20 Raksha Bandhan August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday 21 Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj August 17 Sravana 26 Saturday 22 Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi September 02 Bhadra 11 Monday 23 Onam or Thiru Onam Day September 11 Bhadra 20 Wednesday 24 Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional) October 05 Asvina 13 Saturday 25 Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) October 06 Asvina 14 Sunday 26 Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October 07 Asvina 15 Monday 27 Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 13 Asvina 21 Sunday 28 Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October 17 Asvina 25 Thursday 29 Naraka Chaturdasi October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday 30 Govardhan Puja October 28 Kartika 06 Monday 31 Bhai Duj October 29 Kartika 07 Tuesday 32 Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) November 02 Kartika 11 Saturday 33 Guru Tag Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Sunday 34 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Tuesday