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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HOLIDAY LIST 2023

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F.No.12/5/2022-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16 June, 2022

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2023- 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 2023. 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
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DJWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
10. IDU’L FITR
11. IDU’L ZUHA
12. MAHAVIR JAY ANTI
13. MUHARRAM
14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

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-II barring 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 / VINA YAK 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 / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA /1ST NAVRATRA / NAORAZ/CHHATH PQOJA/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 Idul-Fitr, Idul-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 IdulFitr, IdulZuha, 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.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 2023, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, November 12, 2023 (Kartika 21). 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 2023, 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 Departments 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 Id-ul-Fitr, Muharram and Diwali 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.

(S.P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt, of India
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ANNEXURE-I

List of 17 Gazetted Holidays for Central Government Employees During the Year 2023

LIST OF HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2023 TO BE OBSERVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
1944 SAKA ERA
1.Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Thursday
2.HoliMarch 08Phalguna 17Wednesday
1945 SAKA ERA
3.Ram NavamiMarch 30Chaitra 09Thursday
4.Mahavir JayantiApril 04Chaitra 14Tuesday
5.Good FridayApril 07Chaitra 17Friday
6.Id-ul-FitrApril 22Vaisakha 02Saturday
7.Budha PurnimaMay 05Vaisakha 15Friday
8.Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)June 29Ashadha 08Thursday
9.MuharramJuly 29Sarvana 07Saturday
10.Independence DayAugust 15Sarvana 24Tuesday
11.Janmashtami (Vaishnava)September 07Bhadra 16Thursday
12.Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)September 28Asvina 06Thursday
13.Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Monday
14.DussehraOctober 24Kartika 02Tuesday
15.Diwali (Deepavali)November 12Kartika 21Sunday
16.Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 27Agarhayana 06Monday
17.Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Monday
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ANNEXURE-II

List of 33 Restricted Holidays for Central Government Employees During the Year 2023

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2023 IN RESPECT OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.NoHoliday 2023DateSakaDateDay
SAKA ERA 1944
1New Year’s DayJanuary 01, 2023Pausha11Sunday
2Makar Sankranti / Magha BihuJanuary 14, 2023Pausha24Saturday
3PongalJanuary 15, 2023Pausha25Sunday
4Basant Panchami / Sri PanchamiJanuary 26, 2023Magha06Saturday
5Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Guru Ravi Das’s BirthdayFebruary 05, 2023Magha16Sunday
6,Birthday of Swami Dayananda SaraswatiFebruary 15, 2023Magha26Wednesday
7Maha ShivratriFebruary 18, 2023Magha29Saturday
8Shiva ji JayantiFebruary 19, 2023Magha30Sunday
9Holika dahan, dolyatraMarch 07, 2023Phaiguna16Tuesday
SAKA ERA 1945
10Chaitra Sukladi  /Gudi Padava  /Ugadi / Cheti ChandMarch 22, 2023Chaitra01Wednesday
11Easter SundayApril 09, 2023Chaitra19Sunday
12Vaisakhi /Vishu/ MeshadiApril 14, 2023Chaitra24Friday
13Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 15, 2023Chaitra25Saturday
14Jamat-Ul-VidaApril 21, 2023Vaisakha01Friday
15Birthday of Guru Rabindranath TagoreMay 09, 2023Vaisakha19Tuesday
16Rath YatraJune 20, 2023 Jyaishtha30Tuesday
17Farsi New Year’s day/NaurajAugust 16, 2023 Sravana25Wednesday
18Vinayaka ChaturthiAugust 20, 2023Sravana29Sunday
19Onam or Thiru Onam DayAugust 29, 2023Bhadra07Tuesday
20Raksha BandhanAugust 30, 2023Bhadra08Wednesday
21Janmashtami (Smarta)September 06, 2023Bhadra15Wednesday
22Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 19, 2023Bhadra28Tuesday
23Dussehra (Saptami)October 21, 2023Asvina29Saturday
24Dussehra (Mahashtami)October  22, 2023Asvina30Sunday
25Dussehra (Mahanavmi)October  23, 2023Kartika01Monday
26Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober  28, 2023Kartika06Saturday
27Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)November 01, 2023Kartika10Wednesday
28Naraka ChaturdasiNovember  12, 2023Kartika21Sunday
29Govardhan PujaNovember 13, 2023Kartika22Monday
30Bhai DujNovember  15, 2023Kartika24Wednesday
31Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)November  19, 2023Kartika28Sunday
32Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayNovember  24, 2023Agrahayana03Friday
33Christmas EveDecember 24, 2023Pausha03Sunday
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  1. In the year 2023, how many government holidays are there?

    On the calendar specified by the Government of India, there are 17 days proclaimed as Gazetted holidays and 33 days classified as Restricted holidays, according to the Central Government Dopt orders on holiday list 2023. Three national holidays are listed in the list of mandatory holidays, with Id-ul-Fitr, Muharram, and Diwali.

  2. In the year 2023, when is the Diwali festival?

    The date for Diwali 2023 is November 12th, 2023. (Sunday)

  3. In the year 2023, when is Christmas Eve?

    The date for Christmas 2023 is December 25, 2023 (Sunday)

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