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DepartmentDoPT (Department of Personnel & Training)
Central Government Office in New Delhi
SubjectCG Holidays 2023
Holidays forCentral Govt Employees
Gazetted Holidays17
Restricted Holidays33
National Holidays3
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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. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
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. 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 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 / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA / 1ST 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 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 Id-ul-Fitr, Id-ul-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.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.

sd/-
(S.P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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List of 17 Central Government Gazetted Holidays 2023

DateFestivalDay
26 January 2023Republic DayThursday
08 March 2023HoliWednesday
30 March 2023Ram NavamiThursday
04 April 2023Mahavir JayantiTuesday
07 April 2023Good FridayFriday
22 April 2023Eid-ul-FitrSaturday
05 May 2023Buddha PurnimaFriday
29 June 2023Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)Thursday
29 July 2023MuharramSaturday
15 August 2023Independence DayTuesday
07 September 2023Janmashtami (Vaishnava)Thursday
28 September 2023Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)Thursday
02 October 2023Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayMonday
24 October 2023DussehraTuesday
12 November 2023Diwali (Deepavali)Sunday
27 November 2023Guru Nanak’s BirthdayMonday
25 December 2023Christmas DayMonday

List of Restricted Holidays | Restricted Holidays 2023

List of 33 Central Government Restricted Holidays 2023

DateFestivalDay
01 January 2023New Year’s DaySunday
14 January 2023Makar Sankranti, Magha BihuSaturday
15 January 2023PongalSunday
26 January 2023Basant Panchami, Sri PanchamiSaturday
05 February 2023Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Guru Ravi Das’s BirthdaySunday
15 February 2023Birthday of Swami Dayananda SaraswatiWednesday
18 February 2023Maha ShivratriSaturday
19 February 2023Shivaji JayantiSunday
07 March 2023Holika Dahan, DolyatraTuesday
22 March 2023Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Cheti ChandWednesday
09 April 2023Easter SundaySunday
14 April 2023Vaisakhi, Vishu, MesadiFriday
15 April 2023Vaisakhadi (Bengal), Bahag Bihu (Assam)Saturday
21 April 2023Jamat-Ul-VidaFriday
09 May 2023Birthday of Guru Rabindranath’ TagoreTuesday
20 June 2023Rath YatraTuesday
16 August 2023Parsi New Year’s Day, NaurajWednesday
20 August 2023Vinayaka ChaturthiSunday
29 August 2023Onam or Thiru Onam DayTuesday
30 August 2023Raksha BandhanWednesday
06 September 2023Janmashtami (Smarta)Wednesday
19 September 2023Ganesh ChaturthiTuesday
21 October 2023Dussehra (Saptami)Saturday
22 October 2023Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)Sunday
23 October 2023Dussehra (Maha Navami)Monday
28 October 2023Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdaySaturday
01 November 2023Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Wednesday
12 November 2023Naraka ChaturdashiSunday
13 November 2023Govardhan PujaMonday
15 November 2023Bhai DoojWednesday
19 November 2023Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)Sunday
24 December 2023Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayFriday
24 December 2023Christmas EveSunday

Central Government Public Holidays in India 2023

26 January 2023 (Thursday)Republic Day
18 February 2023 (Saturday)Maha Shivaratri
8 March 2023 (Wednesday)Holi
4 April 2023 (Tuesday)Mahavir Jayanti
7 April 2023 (Friday)Good Friday
22 April 2023 (Saturday)Idul-Fitr
5 May 2023 (Friday)Buddha Purnima
29 June 2023 (Thursday)Bakrid / Eid al Adha
29 July 2023 (Saturday)Muharram
15 August 2023 (Tuesday)Independence Day
7 September 2023 (Thursday)Janmashtami
28 September 2023 (Thursday)Milad-un-Nabi
2 October 2023 (Monday)Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
24 October 2023 (Tuesday)Dussehra
12 November 2023 (Sunday)Diwali
27 November 2023 (Monday)Guru Nanak Jayanti
25 December 2023 (Monday)Christmas Day
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