CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HOLIDAY LIST 2023 admin | June 19, 2022 | DOPT Orders, Holidays | No Comments Central Government Office Gazetted Holiday List 2023 – Dopt holiday list 2023: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2023 – Dopt Order Dated 16 June 2023 Central Government 17 Gazetted Holiday List 2023 – Central Government 33 Restricted Holiday List 2023 Central Government Closed Holiday List 2023 PDF Download Dopt holiday list 2023F.No.12/5/2022-JCAGovernment of IndiaMinistry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions(Department of Personnel and Training)Establishment (JCA) Section North Block, New DelhiDated 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 DAY2. INDEPENDENCE DAY3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY4. BUDDHA PURNIMA5. CHRISTMAS DAY6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)7. DJWALI (DEEPAVALI)8. GOOD FRIDAY9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY10. IDU’L FITR11. IDU’L ZUHA12. MAHAVIR JAY ANTI13. MUHARRAM14. 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-11 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 DUSSEHRA2. HOLI3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)4. RAM NAVAMI5. MAHA SHIVRATRI6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINA YAK CHATURTHI7. MAKAR SANKARANTI8. RATH YATRA9. ONAM10. PONGAL11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI12. 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 India23094678 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 DateDay1944 SAKA ERA1.Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Thursday2.HoliMarch 08Phalguna 17Wednesday1945 SAKA ERA3.Ram NavamiMarch 30Chaitra 09Thursday4.Mahavir JayantiApril 04Chaitra 14Tuesday5.Good FridayApril 07Chaitra 17Friday6.Id-ul-FitrApril 22Vaisakha 02Saturday7.Budha PurnimaMay 05Vaisakha 15Friday8.Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)June 29Ashadha 08Thursday9.MuharramJuly 29Sarvana 07Saturday10.Independence DayAugust 15Sarvana 24Tuesday11.Janmashtami (Vaishnava)September 07Bhadra 16Thursday12.Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)September 28Asvina 06Thursday13.Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Monday14.DussehraOctober 24Kartika 02Tuesday15.Diwali (Deepavali)November 12Kartika 21Sunday16.Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 27Agarhayana 06Monday17.Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Monday Dopt holiday list 2023 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 2023DateSakaDateDaySAKA ERA 19441New Year’s DayJanuary 01, 2023Pausha11Sunday2Makar Sankranti / Magha BihuJanuary 14, 2023Pausha24Saturday3PongalJanuary 15, 2023Pausha25Sunday4Basant Panchami / Sri PanchamiJanuary 26, 2023Magha06Saturday5Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Guru Ravi Das’s BirthdayFebruary 05, 2023Magha16Sunday6,Birthday of Swami Dayananda SaraswatiFebruary 15, 2023Magha26Wednesday7Maha ShivratriFebruary 18, 2023Magha29Saturday8Shiva ji JayantiFebruary 19, 2023Magha30Sunday9Holika dahan, dolyatraMarch 07, 2023Phaiguna16TuesdaySAKA ERA 194510Chaitra Sukladi /Gudi Padava /Ugadi / Cheti ChandMarch 22, 2023Chaitra01Wednesday11Easter SundayApril 09, 2023Chaitra19Sunday12Vaisakhi /Vishu/ MeshadiApril 14, 2023Chaitra24Friday13Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 15, 2023Chaitra25Saturday14Jamat-Ul-VidaApril 21, 2023Vaisakha01Friday15Birthday of Guru Rabindranath TagoreMay 09, 2023Vaisakha19Tuesday16Rath YatraJune 20, 2023 Jyaishtha30Tuesday17Farsi New Year’s day/NaurajAugust 16, 2023 Sravana25Wednesday18Vinayaka ChaturthiAugust 20, 2023Sravana29Sunday19Onam or Thiru Onam DayAugust 29, 2023Bhadra07Tuesday20Raksha BandhanAugust 30, 2023Bhadra08Wednesday21Janmashtami (Smarta)September 06, 2023Bhadra15Wednesday22Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 19, 2023Bhadra28Tuesday23Dussehra (Saptami)October 21, 2023Asvina29Saturday24Dussehra (Mahashtami)October 22, 2023Asvina30Sunday25Dussehra (Mahanavmi)October 23, 2023Kartika01Monday26Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober 28, 2023Kartika06Saturday27Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)November 01, 2023Kartika10Wednesday28Naraka ChaturdasiNovember 12, 2023Kartika21Sunday29Govardhan PujaNovember 13, 2023Kartika22Monday30Bhai DujNovember 15, 2023Kartika24Wednesday31Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)November 19, 2023Kartika28Sunday32Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayNovember 24, 2023Agrahayana03Friday33Christmas EveDecember 24, 2023Pausha03SundayDopt holiday list 2023 Tags:Central Government Offices Holidays 2023, Central Govt Holidays 2023, Dopt holiday list 2023, Gazetted Holiday List 2023, Government Holidays 2023 India, Restricted Holiday List 2023 Related Posts DoPT: Applications or Nominations for Chairperson and Members of Lokpal No Comments | Feb 6, 2019 Transfer of posts of CSSS to Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare No Comments | Jan 7, 2017 DA from Jan-2015 @ 223% in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC No Comments | Apr 24, 2015 Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application – Dopt Orders 2013 No Comments | May 17, 2013 Add a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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