I have shared the Central Government Holiday list 2018 last year. This year Government of India has issued a notification No. F.No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2 on date 11 July 2018. This official order will be applicable for the all central Government Departments located in Delhi.
There are 14 holidays which are compulsory for the all central Government offices located in Delhi and other states of India. The list of Compulsory Holidays for the year 2019 is shown here.
|Sl. No.||Holiday Name||Date||Saka Date||Day|
|1||Republic Day||26-Jan||Magha 06||Saturday|
|2||Mahavir Jayanti||17-Apr||Chaitra 27||Wednesday|
|3||Good Friday||19-Apr||Chaitra 29||Friday|
|4||Buddha Purnima||18-May||Vaisakha 28||Saturday|
|5||Idu'l Fitr||05-Jun||Jyaishtha 15||Wednesday|
|7||Independence Day||15-Aug||Sravana 24||Thursday|
|9||Gandhi Jayanti||02-Oct||Asvina 10||Wednesday|
|13||Guru Nanak's Jayanti||12-Nov||Kartika 21||Tuesday|
|14||Christmas Day||25-Dec||Pausha 04||Wednesday|
The above holidays are applicable for all the Public sector Enterprises & Central Govt Departments located all over India. However, the individual state government may have different sets of the list of Holidays for the respective state govt employees.
Apart from the above 14 holidays, 3 more holidays may be compulsorily selected from the following list with consultation with Coordination Committee in the respective state.
Points to Remember
If any holiday falls on weekly offs (Saturday & Sunday), no compensatory off will be provided in such cases.
The employee of Central Government and State Government can avail 2 additional holidays from the list of restricted holidays.
The Holidays like Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Id-e-Milad and Muharram which depends on the sighting of Moon, would be declared by the DoPT for the Delhi and respective welfare coordination committee of at the state capitals are powered to alter the date of these holiday on the basis of individual state government decisions.
If any holiday date is altered in a very short span of time, the concerned department may announce the same through P.I.B./T.V./A.I.R. and Newspapers.
In the case of Banks, the final office order will be issued by the Department of Financial Services under the Ministry of Finance.
In the case of respect of Indian Government Offices abroad, the number of holidays would be notified in accordance with office order no. O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December 2002. These offices will have the option to select 12 holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Milad-un-Nabi or ld-e-Milad Janamashtami (Vaishnava) and Diwali, in the list of compulsory holidays falling on the day of weekly off.
List of Central Government Holidays in Delhi 2019
|Sl. No.||Holiday Name||Date||Day|
|16||Guru Nanak's Jayanti||12-Nov||Tuesday|
Restricted Holiday List 2019
|1||New Year's Day||1st January||Tuesday|
|3||Makar Sankranti||14th January||Monday|
|5||Basant Panchami/ Sri Panchami||10th February||Sunday|
|6||Guru Ravidas's Birthday||19th February||Tuesday|
|7||Shivaji Jayanti||19th February||Tuesday|
|8||Swami Dayananda Sarswati Jayanti||1st March||Thursday|
|9||Holika Dahan||20th March||Wednesday|
|11||Hazarat Ali' Birthday||21st March||Thursday|
|12||Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand||6th April||Saturday|
|13||Ram Navami||13th April||Saturday|
|15||Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)||15th April||Monday|
|16||Easter Sunday||21st April||Sunday|
|17||Guru Rabindranath's Birthday||9th May||Thursday|
|19||Rath Yatra||4th July||Thursday|
|20||Raksha Bandhan||15th August||Thursday|
|21||Parsi New Year's Day / Nauraj||17th August||Saturday|
|22||Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi||2nd September||Monday|
|23||Onam or Thiru Onam Day||11th September||Wednesday|
|24||Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)||5th October||Saturday|
|25||Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)||6th October||Sunday|
|26||Dussehra (Maha Navmi)||7th October||Monday|
|27||Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday||13th October||Sunday|
|28||Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)||17th October||Thursday|
|29||Naraka Chaturdasi||27th October||Sunday|
|30||Govardhan Puja||28th October||Monday|
|31||Bhai Duj||29th October||Tuesday|
|32||Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)||2nd November||Saturday|
|33||Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day||24th November||Sunday|
|34||Christmas Eve||24th December||Tuesday|