Holiday List 2023 in India PDF Download
The Indian government released the official list of holidays for 2023, including national and regional holidays. National holidays include Republic Day, Independence Day, and Gandhi Jayanti, while regional holidays include Holi, Ram Navami, and Diwali, among others. Paid holidays are important for employees across various sectors, and a minimum of 17 holidays must be guaranteed annually for employees.
Holiday List in India 2023
The Department of Personnel and Training of the Government of India has issued the Central Government Holidays for 2023 for Central Government Offices and Employees throughout India on 16th June 2022. These holidays are usually observed by State Governments and their administrative offices, Nationalized Banks, Post Offices, and Railway Board, among others.
The Central Government of India has officially released the list of holidays for 2023. The list consists of both national and regional holidays, providing citizens from all parts of the country with the opportunity to enjoy various holidays throughout the year. The national holidays include Republic Day on January 26th, Independence Day on August 15th, and Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd. Additionally, the Central Government has declared regional holidays such as Holi on March 8th, Ram Navami on March 30th, Mahavir Jayanti on April 4th, Good Friday on April 7th, Id-ul-Fitr on April 22nd, Buddha Purnima on May 5th, Bakrid on June 29th, Muharram on July 29th, Janmashtami on September 7th, Milad-un-Nabi on September 28th, Dussehra on October 24th, Diwali on November 12th, Guru Nanak Jayanti on November 27th, and Christmas Day on December 25th.
Paid holidays are essential for employees across various sectors, including central and state government offices, private corporations, schools, colleges, and businesses. These breaks serve as a means of relaxation and rejuvenation following prolonged periods of work. It is worth noting that the central and state governments provide several leave options for their employees and teachers, including paid holidays. In India, a minimum of 17 holidays must be guaranteed annually for employees. These holidays are categorized into National Holidays, Gazetted Holidays, Restricted Holidays, Special Holidays, among others.
List of Gazetted Holidays 2023 in Central Government
List of Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays in Central Government 2023: India is a country with a rich culture and heritage, and is home to many festivals and holidays. India has a wide variety of holidays that are celebrated throughout the year. These holidays range from religious festivals to national holidays. Some of the most popular holidays in India include Diwali, Holi, Eid, Christmas, and Republic Day. Each of these holidays has its own significance and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Other popular holidays in India include Guru Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, Maha Shivaratri, and Dussehra. Government holidays are divided into two categories – Gazetted and Restricted holidays.
List of Gazetted Holidays in 2023 PDF
How to fix holidays in India?: India is a country with a rich culture and heritage and is home to many festivals and holidays. There are both government holidays and private holidays that are celebrated in India. Government holidays are divided into two categories – Gazetted and Restricted holidays. This essay discussed the holiday list in India, government holidays in India, and Gazetted and restricted holiday lists in India. It is important to note that each holiday has its own significance and is celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Central Government Holiday List 2023 PDF
Currently, workers are eligible for a total of 14 Gazetted Holidays and 2 Restricted Holidays each and every year in addition to the three National Holidays. Eleven of India’s fourteen Gazetted Holidays are universally celebrated, while the other three are subject to local discretion. A list of restricted holidays is compiled at the local level, taking into account factors specific to that area; employees are allowed to pick any two holidays from that list to take off during the course of a year. There are currently calls for the 1st of May and the 14th of April to be made into government-mandated holidays across India. In addition to this, there have been suggestions made to raise the number of locally decided Gazetted Holidays from three to six.
Government Holiday List 2023 in India
At the present time, offices run on a five-day week, which results in 104 holidays every year due to the fact that weekends are not included as working days. There are also fourteen Gazetted Holidays, and two Restricted Holidays. In addition, there are three National Holidays. In addition, civilian employees of the government are eligible for 30 days of earned leave, 20 days of half-pay leave (which can be exchanged for medical leave), and 8 days of casual leave per year. In addition to the kinds of leaves described above, a significant number of other kinds of leaves are also acceptable.
List of Holidays 2023 DoPT PDF
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16 June 2022
Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2023- reg.
It has been decided that the holidays, as specified in Annexure-I to this O.M., will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located in Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2023. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays specified in Annexure – II.
2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays, to be chosen out of the 12 optional holidays indicated below at para 3.1:
1. REPUBLIC DAY
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAYADASHAMI)
7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
10. EID UL FITR
11. EID UL ADHA
12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)
3.1. For offices located in New Delhi/Delhi, three holidays are selected by the D/o Personnel & Training and for the offices located outside Delhi/New Delhi three holidays are to be chosen 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, from the list indicated below. The final list, applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State, shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in the festivals and dates, as indicated in Annexure -I and Annexure II baring a few exceptions indicated in para 5.1 and 5.2 hereinafter. The 12 optional holidays are as follows:
1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
3. JANMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI | VINAYAKA CHATURTHI
7. MAKAR SANKRANTI
8. RATH YATRA
11. SRI PANCHAMI | BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU | VAISAKHI | VAISAKHADI | BOHAG BIHU | MASHADI UGADI | CHAITRA SUKLADI | CHETI CHAND | GUDI PADWA | 1st NAVRATRA | NOWRUZ | CHHATH PUJA | KARVA CHAUTH.
3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays, initially declared, subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.
4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended as annexure-II to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up a separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance. However, the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are also to be included in the list of restricted holidays.
5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Adha, Muharram, and Eid-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon the sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, after ascertaining the position from the Govt, of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).
5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorized to change the date of the holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Adha, Muharram, and Eid-e-Milad.
5.3 It may happen that the change of date in respect of the above occasions has to be declared at very short notice. In such a situation, an announcement could be made through P.I.B/T.V./A.I.R./ Newspapers and the Heads of Departments /Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement, without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.
6. During 2023, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, November 12, 2023 (Kartika 21). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.s., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if a holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) in the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.
7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial, and trading establishments would observe up to 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day, and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays/occasions may be determined by such establishments/organizations themselves for the year 2023, subject to para 3.2 above.
8. Union Territory Administration shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No. 12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 14 (Fourteen) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Id-ul-Fitr, Muharram and Diwali included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on days of weekly off.
10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
11. Hindi version will follow.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Central Govt Gazetted Holiday List 2023
LIST OF HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2023 TO BE OBSERVED IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
List of 17 Gazetted Holidays for Central Government in 2023
|1944 SAKA ERA|
|1.||Republic Day||January 26||Magha 06||Thursday|
|2.||Holi||March 08||Phalguna 17||Wednesday|
|1945 SAKA ERA|
|3.||Ram Navami||March 30||Chaitra 09||Thursday|
|4.||Mahavir Jayanti||April 04||Chaitra 14||Tuesday|
|5.||Good Friday||April 07||Chaitra 17||Friday|
|6.||EId-ul-Fitr||April 22||Vaisakha 02||Saturday|
|7.||Budha Purnima||May 05||Vaisakha 15||Friday|
|8.||EId-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)||June 29||Ashadha 08||Thursday|
|9.||Muharram||July 29||Sarvana 07||Saturday|
|10.||Independence Day||August 15||Sarvana 24||Tuesday|
|11.||Janmashtami (Vaishnava)||September 07||Bhadra 16||Thursday|
|12.||Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)||September 28||Asvina 06||Thursday|
|13.||Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday||October 02||Asvina 10||Monday|
|14.||Dussehra||October 24||Kartika 02||Tuesday|
|15.||Diwali (Deepavali)||November 12||Kartika 21||Sunday|
|16.||Guru Nanak’s Birthday||November 27||Agarhayana 06||Monday|
|17.||Christmas Day||December 25||Pausha 04||Monday|
Central Govt Restricted Holiday List 2023
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2023 IN RESPECT OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
List of 33 Restricted Holidays for Central Government in 2023
|SAKA ERA 1944|
|1.||New Year’s Day||January||01||Pausha||11||Sunday|
|2.||Makar Sankranti, Magh, Bihu||January||14||Pausha||24||Saturday|
|4.||Basant Panchami, Sri Panchami||January||26||Magha||06||Thursday|
|5.||Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Guru. Ravi Das’s Birthday||February||05||Magha||16||Sunday|
|6.||Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati||February||15||Magha||26||Wednesday|
|9.||holika dahan, dolyatra||March||07||Phalguna||16||Tuesday|
|SAKA ERA 1945|
|10.||Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi, Padava, Ugadi, Cheti Chand||March||22||Chaitra||01||Wednesday|
|12.||Vaisakhi, Vishu, Mesadi||April||14||Chaitra||24||Friday|
|13.||Vaisakhadi (Bengal), Bahag Bihu (Assam)||April||15||Chaitra||25||Saturday|
|15.||Birthday of Guru Rabindranath Tagore||May||09||Vaishakha||19||Tuesday|
|17.||Parsi New Year’s day, Nauraj||August||16||Sravana||25||Wednesday|
|19.||Onam or Thiru Onam Day||August||29||Bhadra||07||Tuesday|
|24.||Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)||October||22||Asvina||30||Sunday|
|26.||Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday||October||28||Kartika||06||Saturday|
|27.||Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)||November||01||Kartika||10||Wednesday|
|31.||Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)||November||19||Kartika||28||Sunday|
|32.||Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day||November||24||Agrahayana||03||Friday|
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Indian Railway Holiday Calendar 2023 PDF Download
The Railway Board under the Ministry of Railways has issued a notification regarding the holidays for the year 2023 on 20th June 2022. All Zone Offices of the Railway Board are following the same pattern as the Central Government in declaring holidays. The above same list of Gazetted and Restricted Holidays for the year 2023 will applicable for Railway Administrative Offices and Production Units located across India. Click to view the original notification issued by the Railway Board. [View more]
Post Office Holidays 2023
As per the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) orders issued on 16th June 2022 (Click to view the order), the list of Gazetted and Restricted holidays for Central Government offices including Post Offices located in Delhi/New Delhi for the year 2023. The new list of holidays is given below for your kind consideration…[View more]
List of State Government Holidays 2023
The leave holiday structure of the Central Government has been adopted by all State Governments in India. Once the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) declares the holiday structure for Central government offices, the respective State Governments will announce their holiday list for their offices and employees accordingly.
Karnataka Government Holidays 2023
The State Government of Karnataka will publish the official notification regarding the holidays during the year 2023 at the end of November. The notification includes the list of General Holidays (16 Days), Restricted Holidays (22 Days), and Public Holidays (17 Days). Meanwhile, you will check the notification for the year 2022 published by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms. [View 2023 Holiday List]
Chhattisgarh Government Holidays 2023
The State Government of Chhattisgarh will release the order about the holidays for the year 2023 at the end of October. The notification includes the list of General holidays, public holidays, and restricted holidays for the Government offices in Chhattisgarh. Meantime, you can check the order for the year 2022 published by the Chhattisgarh Government. [View 2023 CG Govt Holiday List]
Telangana Government Holidays 2023
CGEWCC Hyderabad Holiday List 2023 PDF Download: The General Administration Department under the State Government of Telangana published the order on holidays for the year 2023. We provide the state government holiday list, summer vacation for schools in Telangana, and court leave for the year 2023. [View 2023 TS Holiday List]
West Bengal Government Holiday List 2023 PDF
The new list of holidays for the year 2023 was issued by the State Government of West Bengal for its offices on 21st October 2022. The notification included the public holidays under N.I. Act 2023, Public holidays for 2023, and Sectional holidays 2023. If you are interested to view or downloading the WB Govt Holiday List 2023 and WB Bank Holiday list 2023. [View WB 2023 Holiday List]
Maharashtra Government Holidays 2023
The Department of General Administration of the Maharashtra State Government will publish the detailed holiday list for the year 2023 in the month of December 2022. Maharashtra Government may declare 16 days as a Public holiday in the year 2023. [View Mumbai 2023 holiday list]
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Pongal Holidays 2023
The Great Harvest Festival in Tamil Nadu is celebrated in the middle of January every year. The first day of Tamil month is Thai Masam (Surya Pongal).
- 14 January 2023 (Saturday) – Bhogi
- 15 January 2023 (Sunday) – Pongal
- 16 January 2023 (Monday) – Mattu Pongal
- Click to view or download TN Public, Bank Holiday List 2023 PDF
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Basant Panchami 2023 Correction – DoPT Order
Restricted Holidays on account of Basant Panchmi/Sri Panchmi in the year 2023: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued a corrigendum regarding the day of Basant Panchmi 2023 has been misprinted in the order issued on 16.6.2022.
- Pre-Revised: 26th January 2023 (Saturday)
- Revised: 26th January 2023 (Thursday)
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Do you happen to know when the festival of Diwali will take place in India in 2023?
Well, according to a notification issued by the Central Government, the date of Diwali 2023 is set for November 12th, which falls on a Sunday.
What is gazetted holiday in India?
A gazetted holiday in India is a designated day off for government offices and their employees. Such holidays are announced by means of an official notification that is published in the gazette.
When is Holi in 2023 in India?
According to the official list of holidays released by the Central Government, Holi, a prominent festival in India, is scheduled to take place on March 8th, 2023. This day has been designated as a Gazetted holiday for all Central Government offices, specifically in Delhi/New Delhi.
When is Onam in 2023 in India?
According to the directive issued by the Central Government outlining the schedule of holidays for the year 2023, the celebration of Onam (also known as Thiru Onam Day) has been designated as a Restricted holiday. This holiday falls on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023, and applies to all Central Government offices.
When is Janmashtami in 2023 in India?
According to the official government directive outlining the holiday schedule for 2023 in India, Janmashtami (Smarta) will be observed as a Restricted holiday on Wednesday, September 6th, 2023.
When is Govardhan Puja in 2023 in India?
In accordance with the Central Government’s directive outlining the list of holidays for the year 2023, the celebratory occasion of Govardhan Puja has been designated as a Restricted holiday on the 13th of November, 2023 (Monday) for all employees affiliated with the Central Government.