Central Government Employees Holidays List 2021 has been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training on 10th June 2020. Each employee shall benefit all the compulsory holidays along with 3 out of 14 optional holidays. All the compulsory holidays are listed in Annexure- I and restricted holidays are listed in Annexure- II.
- DOPT Order
- Annexure – I ( Compulsory Holidays )
- Annexure – II ( Restricted Holidays )
- Holidays List Month wise
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DOPT declared the holidays through the order F.No.12/9/2020-JCA-2 dated the 10th June, 2020 with subject “Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2021- reg”. The content of the order is provided below.
It has been decided that the holidays, as specified in the Annexure -I to this 0.M., will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2021. 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:
- REPUBLIC DAY
- INDEPENDENCE DAY
- MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
- BUDDHA PURNIMA
- CHRISTMAS DAY
- DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
- DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
- GOOD FRIDAY
- GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
- IDU’L FITR
- IDU’L ZUHA
- MAHAVIR JAYANTI
- 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 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 here in after.
- AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
- JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
- RAM NAVAMI
- MAHA SHIVRATRI
- GANESH CHATURTHI VINAYAK CHATURTHI
- MAKAR SANKARANTI
- RATH YATRA
- SRI PANCHAMI I BASANT PANCHAMI
- VISHU/ VAISAKHI VAISAKHADI I BHAG BIHU MASHADI UGADI CHAITRA SUKLADI CHETI CHAND GUM PADAVA NAVRATRAN AORAZ/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 festivals falling on the same day.
4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended as a.nnexure-II to this D.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 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, 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 Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l 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 2021, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, November 4, 2021 (Kartika 13). 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 / occasions may be determined by such establishments/ organisations themselves for the year 2021, subject to para 3.2 above.
8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the Central government Employees Holidays List 2021 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 13(Thirteen) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Mahavir Jayanti, Independence Day, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday 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.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
- All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.
- UPSC/CVC/C&AG/PMO/Lok Sabha Secretariat/Rajya Sabha Secretariat / President’s Secretariat / Vice-President’s Secretariat / Supreme Court / High Court of the States / Central Administrative Tribunal Principal Bench / Election Commission of India / Minorities Commission / National Human Rights Commission / Central Information Commission/ National Commission for Women/ National Commission for SC/NCST/NCBC.
- All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions.
- Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi.
- All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM).
- All Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM), Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions.
- Chairman/ Secretaries, Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees (As per updated list from Welfare Section).
- PS to Cabinet Secretary.
- Deputy Secretary (Coordination), Delhi Govt. Secretariat, I.G. Stadium, I.T.O., New Delhi.
- The Manager (Store), Government of India, Forms Store, 166 Lenin Sarai, Kolkata
- Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments/ Union Territories.
- Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, IYRI Building, New Delhi
- Deputy Director (Bills), Dte. of Printing, B-Wing, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
- PositionaI Astronomy Centre, Block-AQ, Plot No.8 Sector-V, Salt lake, Manish Bathan, Kolkata 700091
- Facilitation Centre, DOP&T (90 copies)
List of Central Government Compulsory Holidays 2021
The DoPT has declared 17 Days in the list of Compulsory Holidays 2021 for Central Government Offices in Delhi
ANNEXURE – I
LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2021 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
List of Central Government Restricted Holidays 2021
It is announced 34 Days in the List of Central Government Restricted Holidays 2021 for Offices located in Delhi and New Delhi
ANNEXURE – II
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2021 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI[php snippet=283]
List of Central Government Holidays 2021 Month wise
Both Compulsory and Restricted Central government Employees Holidays List 2021 are listed Month wise below.[php snippet=284]
Central Government Holidays List 2021 PDF Download
The Official List of Central Government Holidays for the year 2021 with all compulsory Holidays and Restricted Holidays provided here. Download the Central Government Holidays List 2021 PDF below
DOPT Order – PDF – Download