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Central Government Holidays List 2024 | Download Central Government (CG) Holidays List 2024 in PDF

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2024- reg.

Download entral Government (CG) Holidays List 2024 in PDF

F.No.12 /2 /2023-JCA Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) Establishment (JCA) Section OFFICE MEMORANDUM North Block, New Delhi Dated the 3rd July, 2023

It has been decided that the holidays, as specified in 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 2024. 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 specified at Annexure – II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays, to be chosen out of the 12 optional holidays indicated below at para 3.1:

1. REPUBLIC DAY - 26-January-2024 - Friday

2. INDEPENDENCE DAY - 15th August 2024 - Thursday

3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY - 02nd October 2024 - Wednesday

4. BUDDHA PURNIMA - 23rd May 2024 - Thursday

5. CHRISTMAS DAY - 25th December 2024 - Wednesday

6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI) - 12-10-2024 - Saturday

7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI) - 31st October 2024 - Thursday

8. GOOD FRIDAY - 29-03-2024 - Friday

9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY - 15th November 2024 - Friday

10. IDU’L FITR - 11-04-2024 - Thursday

11. IDU’L ZUHA - 17-06-2024 - Monday

12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI - 21/04/2024 - Sunday

13. MUHARRAM - 17th July 2024 - Wednesday

14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD) - 16th september 2024 - Monday

3.1. For offices located in New Delhi/ Delhi, three holidays are selected by the D/o Personnel & Training and for the offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi three holidays are to be chosen 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, from the list indicated below. 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 the festivals and dates, as indicated at Annexure -I and Annexure-Il baring a few exceptions indicated at para 5.1 and 5.2 hereinafter. The 12 optional holidays are as follows:

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA

2. HOLI

3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)

4. RAM NAVAMI

5. MAHA SHIVRATRI

6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI

7. MAKAR SANKARANTI

8. RATH YATRA

9. ONAM

10. PONGAL

11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI

12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI /
CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHET! CHAND / GUDI PADAVA / lst NAVRATRA /
NAORAZ/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.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended as Annexure-II 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. However, the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are also 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 in respect of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.1.B/T.V./ A.l.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 2024, Diwali ( Deepavali) falls on Thursday, October 31, 2024 (Kartika 09) . 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) in 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 2024, 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 m 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 14 (Fourteen) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Mahavir Jayanti and Dussehra included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days 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.

(Parven Jargar)


Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
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