DoPT Directive for Early Office Closure for this Republic Day on 26th January 2024

DoPT issued OM for Early Office Closure for this Republic Day on 26th January 2024

Early Office Closure for this Republic Day on 26th January 2024

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA) Section

Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated 19th January, 2024


Subject: Early Closure of Offices in connection with Republic Day Parade/Beating Retreat Ceremony/At Home Function during January, 2024 – regarding.

In connection with arrangements for the Republic Day Parade/Beating Retreat Ceremony/ At Home Function, 2024, the following has been decided:

i. For full dress rehearsal on 23.01.2024, the Government offices located in the buildings at Annexure-A, shall be closed at 1830 hours on 22.01.2024, and such closure will continue till 1300 hours on 23.01.2024 to facilitate anti-sabotage checks.

ii. The Government offices located in the buildings, indicated at Annexure-A, shall remain closed from 1300 hours, onward on 25.01.2024 for Republic Day Parade. The exercise/arrangement will continue till 1300 hours on 26.01.2024.

iii. The buildings, as indicated at Annexure-B, will be sealed for ‘At Home Function’ on 26.01.2024 and shall remain closed on that date till 1930 hrs.

iv. The buildings indicated at Annexure-C shall be closed at 1200 noon for thorough anti-sabotage check on 29.01.2024, which will continue till 1930 hours of the same date.

v. The buildings indicated at Annexure-D, shall remain closed on 28.01.2024 from 1600 hours to 1930 hours for a special show of Beating Retreat Ceremony.

2.The above arrangements may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

3.Hindi version will follow.

Encl.: As above

(Parveen Jargar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


  1. All Ministries / Departments of the Government of India
  2. All Officers and Sections in the Department of Personnel and Training and all Attached/Subordinate Offices of DoPT
  3. UPSC/CVC/C&AG/Lok Sabha Sectt./Rajya Sabha Sectt./Supreme Court/Delhi High Court/Central Administrative Tribunal/Election Commission of India/ Niti Ayog /NDMC

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