Bakrid Holiday now on 22nd August 2018 – Latest DOPT ORDER
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th August, 2018
Subject: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.
In supersession of this Ministry’s OM of even number dated 14/08/2018 on the subject cited above and on the basis of the report of Ruiyat Hilal (moon deciding Committee) headed by Shahi Imam, Jama Masjid, Delhi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari intimating that witnesses of sighting of moon have been received from different cities of India, it has been decided that in Delhi Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) will be celebrated on 22nd August, 2018 instead of 23.08.2018 as notified vide this Ministry’s OM No. 12/3/2017-JCA2 dated 14.06.2017 for all Central Government Administrative Offices at Delhi/New Delhi
2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.
3. The earlier OM issued in this regard vide OM of even number dated 14/08 2018 stands withdrawn.
Hindi version will follow.
Deputy Secretary Government of India