Government of India declared Central Govt Holidays list in 2019

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 NameDateSaka DateDay
1Republic Day26-JanMagha 06Saturday
2Mahavir Jayanti17-AprChaitra 27Wednesday
3Good Friday19-AprChaitra 29Friday
4Buddha Purnima18-MayVaisakha 28Saturday
5Idu'l Fitr05-JunJyaishtha 15Wednesday
6Id-ul-Zuha12-AugSravana 21Monday
7Independence Day15-AugSravana 24Thursday
8Muharram10-SepBhadra 19Tuesday
9Gandhi Jayanti02-OctAsvina 10Wednesday
10Dussehra08-OctAsvina 16Tuesday
11Diwali27-OctKartika 05Sunday
12Milad-un-Nabi10-NovKartika 19Sunday
13Guru Nanak's Jayanti12-NovKartika 21Tuesday
14Christmas Day25-DecPausha 04Wednesday



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.

government holidays welfare coordination committee to choose from

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 NameDateSaka DateDay
1940 Saka Era
1Republic Day26-JanMagha 06Saturday
2Maha Shivaratri04-MarPhalguna 13Monday
3Holi21-MarPhalguna 30Thursday
1941 Saka Era
4Mahavir Jayanti17-AprChaitra 27Wednesday
5Good Friday19-AprChaitra 29Friday
6Buddha Purnima18-MayVaisakha 28Saturday
7Idu'l Fitr05-JunJyaishtha 15Wednesday
8Id-ul-Zuha12-AugSravana 21Monday
9Independence Day15-AugSravana 24Thursday
10Janmashtami24-AugBhadra 02Saturday
11Muharram10-SepBhadra 19Tuesday
12Gandhi Jayanti02-OctAsvina 10Wednesday
13Dussehra08-OctAsvina 16Tuesday
14Diwali27-OctKartika 05Sunday
15Milad-un-Nabi10-NovKartika 19Sunday
16Guru Nanak's Jayanti12-NovKartika 21Tuesday
17Christmas Day25-DecPausha 04Wednesday



Restricted Holiday List 2019

Sl.NoHoliday NameDateSaka DateDay
SAKA ERA 1940
1New Year's Day1st JanuaryPausha 11Tuesday
2Lohri13th JanuaryPausha 23Sunday
3Makar Sankranti14th JanuaryPausha 24Monday
4Pongal15th JanuaryPausha 25Tuesday
5Basant Panchami/ Sri Panchami10th FebruaryMagha 21Sunday
6Guru Ravidas's Birthday19th FebruaryMagha 30Tuesday
7Shivaji Jayanti19th FebruaryMagha 30Tuesday
8Swami Dayananda Sarswati Jayanti1st MarchPhalguna 10Thursday
9Holika Dahan20th MarchPhalguna 29Wednesday
10Dolyatra21st MarchPhalguna 30Thursday
11Hazarat Ali' Birthday21st MarchPhalguna 30Thursday
SAKA ERA 1941
12Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand6th AprilChaitra 16Saturday
13Ram Navami13th AprilChaitra 23Saturday
14Vaisakhi/Vishu/Mesadi14th AprilChaitra 24Sunday
15Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)15th AprilChaitra 25Monday
16Easter Sunday21st AprilVaisakha 1Sunday
17Guru Rabindranath's Birthday9th MayVaisakha 19Thursday
18Jamat-Ul-Vida31st MayJyaishtha 10Friday
19Rath Yatra4th JulyAshadha 13Thursday
20Raksha Bandhan15th AugustSravana 24Thursday
21Parsi New Year's Day / Nauraj17th AugustSravana 26Saturday
22Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi2nd SeptemberBhadra 11Monday
23Onam or Thiru Onam Day11th SeptemberBhadra 20Wednesday
24Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)5th OctoberAsvina 13Saturday
25Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)6th OctoberAsvina 14Sunday
26Dussehra (Maha Navmi)7th OctoberAsvina 15Monday
27Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday13th OctoberAsvina 21Sunday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)17th OctoberAsvina 25Thursday
29Naraka Chaturdasi27th OctoberKartika 05Sunday
30Govardhan Puja28th OctoberKartika 06Monday
31Bhai Duj29th OctoberKartika 07Tuesday
32Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)2nd NovemberKartika 11Saturday
33Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day24th NovemberAgrahayana 03Sunday
34Christmas Eve24th DecemberPausha 03Tuesday

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