Central Government Holidays – 2012
The government has released the list of 17 holidays, however four of these holidays fall on weekends (Three on Sunday and one on Saturday). Only 13 holidays are effective holidays for central government employees.
Central Government Holiday List – 2012
The holidays that fall on weekends are
February 5 – Id-e-Milad-un-Nabi,
May 6 – Buddha Purnima
October 27 – Id-ul-Zuha/Bakr Id
November 25 – Muharram
Two holidays fall on April 5 and April 6 (Thursday and Friday), hence central government employees can take four days holiday including Saturday and Sunday
for that week.
In case of the central offices outside Delhi, 14 holidays are compulsory, while three others will be decided in consultation with the employees’ coordination committees in the state capitals from a list of 12.
The compulsory holidays outside Delhi are:
Republic Day (January 26)
Id-e-Milad (February 5)
Mahavir Jayanti (April 5)
Good Friday (April 6)
Buddha Purnima (May 6)
Independence Day (August 15)
Id-ul-Fitr (August 20)
Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary (October 2)
Dussehra (October 24)
Id-ul-Zuha (October 27)
Diwali (November 13)
Muharram (November 25)
Guru Nanak birth anniversary (November 28)
Christmas (December 25).
Twelve other holidays, from which 3 will be selected in consultation with the coordination committee, are: an additional day for Dussehra, Holi, Janmashtami, Ram Navmi, Maha Shivratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Makar Sankaranti, Puri Rath Yatra, Onam, Pongal, Basant Panchami and Vaisakhi (also celebrated as Cheti Chand, Gudi Padwa , Karva Chauth, Chhath Pooja, Ugadi and first day of Navratra).
Happy Holidays ……..