List of Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays in Central Government 2023: Every year the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under the Central Government will publish a new list of holidays to be observed during the next year for its offices in Delhi in the month of June. Today (16.6.2022) the DoPT has published an official notification regarding the holiday list for Central Government Offices located in Delhi/New Delhi. Various instructions were given in the order to CGEWCC that how to decide on the restricted holidays for the CG offices located in various states. We provided here the complete list of gazetted holidays and restricted holidays for the year 2023.
Calendar 2023 India with Holidays and Festivals PDF Download: The Central Government employees including Railways will enjoy 16 holidays in a calendar year! In this, 11 would be compulsory holidays (3 National Holidays namely Republic Day, Independence Day, and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday, and 8 holidays relating to minority communities namely Idul Zuha, Muharram, Good Friday, Buddha Purnima, Idul Fitr, Guru Nanak’s Birthday, Christmas Day and Mahavir Jayanti, the remaining five non-compulsory days being determined once for all. If any of these 16 holidays falls on a Sunday/Saturday or any other holiday, it would not be substituted by another holiday. The number of Restricted Holidays to be chosen by Central Government employees will continue to be two each year to be selected from the list of Restricted holidays. The Line- Staff would also observe 9 Closed Holidays in a year. The compulsory holidays to be observed will be only three National Holidays and the remaining 6 holidays would be determined by their representative once and for all.
DoPT Orders on Holiday List 2023
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 Department / 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 Government 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|
Government Optional (Restricted) Holidays 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|
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.
Central Government Public Holidays in India 2023
January 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|January 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
National Holidays January 2023
- January 26, 2023 (Thursday) – Republic Day
Gazetted Holidays January 2023
- January 26, 2023 (Thursday) – Republic Day
Restricted Holidays January 2023
- January 01, 2023 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day
- January 14, 2023 (Saturday) – Makar Sankranti, Magha Bihu
- January 15, 2023 (Sunday) – Pongal
- January 26, 2023 (Thursday) – Basant Panchami, Sri Panchami
February 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|February 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
Gazetted Holidays February 2023
- There is no Gazetted Holiday in February Month.
Restricted Holidays February 2023
- February 05, 2023 (Sunday) – Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday
- February 15, 2023 (Wednesday) – Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati
- February 18, 2023 (Saturday) – Maha Shivratri
- February 19, 2023 (Sunday) – Shivaji Jayanti
March 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|March 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
Gazetted Holidays March 2023
- March 08, 2023 (Wednesday) – Holi
- March 30, 2023 (Thursday) – Ram Navami
Restricted Holidays March 2023
- March 07, 2023 (Tuesday) – Holika Dahan, Dolyatra
- March 22, 2023 (Wednesday) – Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Cheti Chand
April 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|April 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
Gazetted Holidays April 2023
- April 04, 2023 (Tuesday) – Mahavir Jayanti
- April 07, 2023 (Friday) – Good Friday
- April 22, 2023 (Saturday) – Id-ul-Fitr
Restricted Holidays April 2023
- April 09, 2023 (Sunday) – Easter Sunday
- April 14, 2023 (Friday) – Vaisakhi, Vishu, Mesadi
- April 15, 2023 (Saturday) – Vaisakhadi (Bengal), Bahag Bihu (Assam)
- April 21, 2023 (Friday) – Jamat-Ul-Vida
May 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|May 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
Gazetted Holidays May 2023
- May 05, 2023 (Friday) – Budha Purnima
Restricted Holidays May 2023
- May 09, 2023 (Tuesday) – Birthday of Guru Rabindranath’ Tagore
June 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|June 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
Gazetted Holidays June 2023
- June 29, 2023 (Thursday) – Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
Restricted Holidays June 2023
- June 20, 2023 (Tuesday) – Rath Yatra
July 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|July 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
Gazetted Holidays July 2023
- July 29, 2023 (Saturday) – Muharram
Restricted Holidays July 2023
- There is no Restricted Holiday in July Month.
August 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|August 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
National Holidays August 2023
- August 15, 2023 (Tuesday) – Independence Day
Gazetted Holidays August 2023
- August 15, 2023 (Tuesday) – Independence Day
Restricted Holidays August 2023
- August 16, 2023 (Wednesday) – Parsi New Year’s Day, Nauraj
- August 20, 2023 (Sunday) – Vinayaka Chaturthi
- August 29, 2023 (Tuesday) – Onam or Thiru Onam Day
- August 30, 2023 (Wednesday) – Raksha Bandhan
September 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|September 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
Gazetted Holidays September 2023
- September 07, 2023 (Thursday) – Janmashtami (Vaishnava)
- September 28, 2023 (Thursday) – Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
Restricted Holidays September 2023
- September 06, 2023 (Wednesday) – Janmashtami (Smarta)
- September 19, 2023 (Tuesday) – Ganesh Chaturthi
October 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|October 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
National Holidays October 2023
- October 02, 2023 (Monday) – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
Gazetted Holidays October 2023
- October 02, 2023 (Monday) – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
- October 24, 2023 (Tuesday) – Dussehra
Restricted Holidays October 2023
- October 21, 2023 (Saturday) – Dussehra (Saptami)
- October 22, 2023 (Sunday) – Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)
- October 23, 2023 (Monday) – Dussehra (Maha Navami)
- October 28, 2023 (Saturday) – Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday
November 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|November 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
Gazetted Holidays November 2023
- November 12, 2023 (Sunday) – Diwali (Deepavali)
- November 27, 2023 (Monday) – Dussehra
Restricted Holidays November 2023
- November 01, 2023 (Wednesday) – Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chauth)
- November 12, 2023 (Sunday)- Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)
- November 13, 2023 (Monday) – Govardhan Puja
- November 15, 2023 (Wednesday) – Bhai Duj
- November 19, 2023 (Sunday) – Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)
- November 24, 2023 (Friday) – Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
December 2023 Govt Calendar Holidays
|December 2023 Calendar with Holidays India|
Gazetted Holidays December 2023
- December 25, 2023 (Sunday) – Christmas Day
Restricted Holidays December 2023
- December 25, 2023 (Sunday)- Christmas Eve
DoPT Orders on Holidays 2023
We have compiled here a list of Central Government holidays for its offices during the year from 2008 to 2023 here for your ready reference…
|16.6.2022||DoPT Holiday List 2023||PDF Download|
|08.6.2021||DoPT Holiday List 2022||PDF Download|
|10.6.2020||DoPT Holiday List 2021||PDF Download|
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 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.
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.
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. – Click here
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, please click here
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. [Click to view the 2022 holiday list PDF]
- Punjab Govt Holiday List 2023 PDF
- Mizoram Govt Holiday List 2023 PDF
- Bihar Govt Holiday List 2023 PDF
- Haryana Govt Holiday List 2023 PDF
- Assam Govt Holiday List 2023 PDF
- Uttar Pradesh Govt Holiday List 2023 PDF
- Andhra Pradesh Govt Holiday List 2023 PDF
- Himachal Pradesh Govt Holiday List 2023 PDF
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
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)
When is Bhai Dooj in 2023 in India?
The Hindu festival is celebrated on the 2nd day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. In 2023 the Bhai Dooj is falling on Tuesday 14th November 2023.
When is Guru Nanak’s Birthday in 2023 in India?
The Central Government has declared a Gazetted holiday on account of Guru Nanak’s Birthday on 27th November 2023 (Monday).
When is Eid Milad Un Nabi in 2023 in India?
The Central Government has declared a Gazetted holiday on account of Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday (Id-E-Milad) on 28th September 2023 (Thursday).
- When is Muharram in 2023 in India?
- When is Good Friday in 2023 in India?
- When is Mahavir Jayanti in 2023 in India?
When is Diwali in India 2023?
As per the Central Government notification, the Diwali 2023 date is 12, November 2023 (Sunday).
What is gazetted holiday in India?
The gazetted holiday is a declared holiday for the government offices and employees, which will be published in the official notification.
When is Holi in 2023 in India?
As per the Central Government order for the list of holidays in 2023, the festival of Holi has been declared as a Gazetted holiday on 8th March 2023 (Wednesday) for all Central Government offices in Delhi/New Delhi.
When is Onam in 2023 in India?
As per the Central Government order for the list of holidays in 2023, the festival of Onam (Thiru Onam Day) has been declared as a Restricted holiday on 29th August 2023 (Tuesday) for all Central Government offices.
When is Janmashtami in 2023 in India?
As per the Central Government order for the list of holidays in 2023, the festival of Janmashtami (Smarta) has been declared as a Restricted holiday on 6th September 2023 (Wednesday).
When is Govardhan Puja in 2023 in India?
As per the Central Government order for the list of holidays in 2023, the festival of Govardhan Puja has been declared as a Restricted holiday on 13th November 2023 (Monday) for all Central Government employees.
Also Check: Central Government Pay Matrix Table 2022 PDF