Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays
Gazetted and Restricted Holidays : Besides the three National Holidays, employees are presently entitled to 14 Gazetted and 2 Restricted holidays every year. Out of the 14 Gazetted holidays, 11 are observed throughout India, while 3 are decided locally. For Restricted holidays, a list is drawn up at the local level taking local factors into consideration; employee is entitled to choose any two in a year out of that list. There are demands to include May Day and 14th April as compulsory holidays throughout India. Suggestions have also been received to increase the number of locally decided Gazetted Holidays from 3 to 6.
Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission is of the view that the present system is working well. Accordingly, status quo is recommended.
7th Pay Commission recommendations on Holidays and Leave for Central Government Employees
Holidays and Leave : Presently Central Government offices observe a five-day week which results in 104 holidays every year on account of weekends. In addition, there are three National Holidays, fourteen Gazetted Holidays and two Restricted Holidays. Further, civilian government employees are entitled to 8 days’ Casual Leave, 20 days’ Half Pay Leave (commutable to Medical Leave) and 30 days’ Earned Leave. Besides the above, quite a few other types of leave are admissible.
The following paragraphs bring out, in alphabetical order, the different kinds of holidays and leave admissible, demands received (if any) and views of the Commission on each one of them [Continue to Read ]