Calender 2020 :- Holiday List for Central Government Employees

National Holiday List for Central Government Employees during year 2020 (Calender 2020)

Holiday is the word that everyone wants to hear in their life. Be it a student or a central government employee, holiday cherishes everyone to the core. As far as the central government employees are concerned there are quite a fixed number of days that an employee can expect to be holiday in a whole year. There are some of the compulsory or mandatory holidays, festive holidays and restricted holidays as well. As India is such a country where various religion and caste inhabits the holiday list from place to place is a bit different. Here in this article a holiday list and details are been mentioned for the year 2020.

Holiday List for Central Government Employees 2017

National Holiday List for Central Government Employees during year 2020 in India Compulsory holidays

Compulsory holidays are those that are common across the nation and each employee irrespective of location, caste or religion get work off on these days. Also if a compulsory holiday falls on Sunday, the employee cannot change the holiday or so. There are 14 numbers of total compulsory holidays in the year 2020. They are:

Sl. No.

Holidays

Date

1

Republic Day

26th January

2

Mahavir Jayanti

6th April

3

Good Friday

10th April

5

Buddha Purnima

7th May

6

Idul Fitr

24th May

7

Independence Day

15th August

8

Idul Adha

31st July

9

Muharram

21st August

10

Dusshera

25th  October

11

Gandhi Jayanti

2nd October

12

Deepawali

14th November

13

Guru Nanak Jayanti

 30th  November

14

Christmas Day

25th December

These mentioned dates will be the compulsory holidays for a central government employee. These holidays cannot be changed or altered due to any reason. If any of them has fallen on any other non-working day like Sunday, then also the holidays cannot be altered.

Jan Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

2nd  Jan

2.

Lohri

14th Jan

3.

Makar sankranti

15th Jan

4.

Pongal

15th Jan

5.

Republic Day

26th Jan

6.Vasant Panchmi29th Jan

 Feb Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

9th Feb

2.

Maha Shivratri

21st  Feb

March Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

Holi

10th March

April Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

Ram Navami

2nd  April

2.

Vaisakhi

13th April

3.

Ambedkar Jayanti

14th April

4.

Mahavir Jayanti

6th April

5.

Good Friday

10th April

6.

Easter

 12th April

May Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

 

Buddha Purnima

 

7th  May

 

2.

Eid-ul-Fitar

25th May

June Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

Rath Yatra

23rd  June

July Holiday List 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

Bakr Id

31st Jul

August Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

Rakhi

3rd  Aug

2.

Independence day

15 Aug

3.

Janmashtami

12 Aug

4.

5.

6.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Muhharam

Onam

22 Aug

29 Aug

31 Aug

October Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

Gandhi Jayanti

2 October

2.

Dusshra

25 October

3.

Valmiki Jayanti

31 October

November Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Diwali

Govardhan puja

Bhai Dooj

Chhat Puja

Guru Nanak Jayanti

14 Nov

15 Nov

16 Nov

20 Nov

30 Nov

December Holiday list 2020

SNo

Holiday occasion

Date

1.

Christmas

25 December

Restricted holidays

There are some holidays that are called Restricted Holidays. Restricted holidays are somewhat similar to festival holidays. These are pre-sanctioned holidays that one must know beforehand. The reason why it is called restricted as these holidays cannot be changed or altered beforehand. Just like the national or compulsory holidays. Restricted holidays only depict the auspicious holidays that one has to take whether he / she celebrates it or not.

For instance Dusshera is been celebrated by the Hindus but Muslims in all states will get the holiday on that day. This is what Restricted Holidays are all about under Central Government.

Commercial and Trading establishment Industry – central government

There are many industries and sectors under the central government. Those firms which are dealing with commercial, trading and industrial establishment are eligible to expect 16 holidays in the year 2018 including the main 3 national holidays namely Republic Day, Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday and Independence Day.

The organisation can also alter their holiday list a bit according to the festivals and local situations. It is not only for the commercial or trading establishment but for other sectors as well, there is free options available with the organisation that can alter few of the holidays according to the festivals arrive.

Change of Holidays

There is also a rule of change of holidays according to the situation. It can be happened regarding the mandatory holidays or festive holidays. Mostly the change of holidays takes place during the different festivals. Now consider Eid, one of the biggest festivals in India arrives on 5th June in the year 2020. The festival is been celebrated on the full moon day. So according to the moon’s position the festival will take place. If the moon does not show up on the 4th as per the ritual then the holiday will be changed to either 5th or 6th may be.

Regarding this in West Bengal deewali is celebrated a day before when it is Kali Puja in the state of Bengal. So in this case the Bengal people get two days holidays one for the Kali Puja and other for the mandatory Diwali. On the other during Durga Puja, the biggest festival in Bengal, employees get holiday two days prior to the Dusshera i .e. from Ashtami (the 8th day of Durga Puja) till the Dusshera while the other parts of the country enjoy only one day for Dusshera.

Bank Holidays

Bank holidays are not included in the Central Government holiday list. They were set by the Financial Ministry. Every year on 1st of April (starting of new financial year) all the banks remain closed. Again on 30th September the banks remain closed for half yearly service. But none of the days are allotted to any central government employees for holidays.

Casual Leave and Other Leaves

Casual Leave and other leaves are not included in the holiday list for the Central government employees. Many people get confused between the two. But leaves are those which are allotted to each employee apart from the mandatory and festival holidays. If the employees don’t take the leaves they can easily work. But there is no way that employees can work on the holidays set by the government. They are bound to take the day off during holiday but not leave.

Depending on the instruction issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Union Territory Administration decide the holiday list for the Central Government employees every year.

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