List of Holidays in Year 2009

F.No.12/11/2008-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
(JCA Section)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated, the 11tn June, 2008

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government at Delhi /New Delhi during 2009. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself of any two holidays to be chosen by him out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure – II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi I New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1
below:

Compulsorily Holidays
REPUBLIC DAY INDEPENDENCE DAY MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY BUDHA PURNIMA
CHRISTMAS DUSSEHRA (VIJA YA DASHMI) DIWALI (DEEPAVALI) GOOD FRIDAY
GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY IDU’L FITR IDU’L ZUHA MAHAVIR JAYANTHI
MUHARRAM     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 decided from the list indicated below 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. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified after seeking prior approval of this Ministry and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals as indicated and the dates notified by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Other Holidays
AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA HOLl JANAMSHTAMI RAM NAVAMI
MAHA SHIVRATRI GANESH CHATURTHII VINAYAK CHATURTHI MAKARASANKARANTI RATH YATRA
ONAM PONGAL SRI PANCHAMII BASANTA PACHAMI VISHUI VAISAKHI I VAISAKHADI I BHAG BIHU I MASHADI UGADI I
CHAITRA SAKLADI I CHETI CHAND I GUDI PADA 1ST NAVRATRA INAURAJ      

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  • K. Ramesh

    list of holidays for the following state.

    1. Tamilnadu
    2. Andhra Pradesh
    3. Kerala
    4. Karnataka
    5. Maharastra
    6. Delhi

  • Jatish sharma

    I want to know about festival holiday in any establishment according to uttar pradesh factory act.

  • Parveen Kumar

    I want to know about kerala govt holiday for the year of 2009.

  • anil mandiwal

    I want to know about Haryana govt holiday as per factory act or under labour law for the year of 2009.

  • Laddi Goraya

    i want to know about Punjab Govt. holidays for the year of 2009

    • grufb

      The Punjab government today released a list of 31 holidays for 2009. The government will also observe 19 restricted holidays from which each employee can choose two days to observe as holidays.

      Public offices will remain closed for Sri Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday (January 5); Republic Day (January 26); Basant Panchmi and Satguru Ram Singh’s birthday (January 31); Sri Guru Ravidas’s birthday (February 9); Maha Shivaratri (February 23); Holi (March 11); Shahidi Divas of Bhagat Singh (March 23); Ram Navami (April 3); Mahavir Jayanti (April 7); Good Friday (April 10); Baisakhi and Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s birthday (April 14) and Parshuram Jayanti (April 27).

      May Day (May 1); Kabir Jayanti (June 7); Guru Arjun Dev's martyrdom day (June 16); Shahid Udham Singh's martyrdom day (July 31); Independence Day (August 15), Janamashtami (August 14); Baba Sri Chand’s birthday (September 9); Agarsain Jayanti (September 19); Id-ul-Fitr (September 21); Dussehra (September 28); Mahatma Gandhi's birthday (October 2); Maharishi Valmiki’s birthday (October 4); Diwali (October 17), Vishwakarma day (October 18), Guru Nanak Dev's birthday (November 2); Guru Teg Bahadur's martyrdom day (November 24); Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) (November 28) and Christmas (December 25).

  • grufb

    The Punjab government today released a list of 31 holidays for 2009. The government will also observe 19 restricted holidays from which each employee can choose two days to observe as holidays.

    Public offices will remain closed for Sri Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday (January 5); Republic Day (January 26); Basant Panchmi and Satguru Ram Singh’s birthday (January 31); Sri Guru Ravidas’s birthday (February 9); Maha Shivaratri (February 23); Holi (March 11); Shahidi Divas of Bhagat Singh (March 23); Ram Navami (April 3); Mahavir Jayanti (April 7); Good Friday (April 10); Baisakhi and Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s birthday (April 14) and Parshuram Jayanti (April 27).

    May Day (May 1); Kabir Jayanti (June 7); Guru Arjun Dev's martyrdom day (June 16); Shahid Udham Singh's martyrdom day (July 31); Independence Day (August 15), Janamashtami (August 14); Baba Sri Chand’s birthday (September 9); Agarsain Jayanti (September 19); Id-ul-Fitr (September 21); Dussehra (September 28); Mahatma Gandhi's birthday (October 2); Maharishi Valmiki’s birthday (October 4); Diwali (October 17), Vishwakarma day (October 18), Guru Nanak Dev's birthday (November 2); Guru Teg Bahadur's martyrdom day (November 24); Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) (November 28) and Christmas (December 25).