List of Holidays Year 2019 in Central Government Offices- DOPT Order

List of Holidays Year 2019 in Central Government Offices- DOPT Order

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the 2019, Dt. 11th July, 2018 

F. No.12/2/2018-JCA-2 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel and Training) 
Establishment (JCA-2) Section 

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 11th July, 2018 

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the 2019- reg. 

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure —Ito 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 I New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below: 

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. 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 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. 

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA 
2. HOLI 
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI) 
4. RAM NAVAMI 
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI 
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI 
7. MAKARSANKRANTI 
8. RATHYATRA 
9. ONAM 
10. PONGAL 
11. SRI PANCHAMI I BASANT PANCHAMI 
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI I VAISAKHADI I BHAG BIHU I MASHADI UGADI I CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND I GUDI PADAVA/ NAVRATRA I 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. 

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi I 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'l Fitr, ldu'l Zuha, Muharram and ld-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 ldu'l Fitr, ldu'l Zuha, Muharram and ld-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.l.BJT.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. 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. 

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 I occasions may be determined by such establishments I organisations themselves for the year 2019, subject to pare 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 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 ld-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on day 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/- 
(Jugal Singh) 
Deputy Secretary (JCA) 
23092338 

End.: Lists of holidays 
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:- [https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/holiday%20list%202019%202_1.pdf]
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