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Central Govt Gazetted, Restricted and National Holidays 2023 PDF
Central Govt Gazetted, Restricted and National Holidays 2023 PDF
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Central Govt Holiday List 2023 PDF

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The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which is a department of the Central Government, has issued an important order today (16.6.2022) regarding the holidays to be observed in the year 2023 for Central Government Offices. A comprehensive list, which includes National Holidays, Gazetted Holidays, and Restricted Holidays, has been prepared for Central Government offices located in Delhi and New Delhi. This list is available in PDF format and can be downloaded by clicking on the link provided below. The Central Government Employees Coordination Welfare Committee (CGEWCC) will decide the Gazetted and Optional holidays for the year 2023 for other states in India and publish them on their official website. For your convenience, we have included the complete text of the order here, specifying the holidays to be observed by Central Government Offices during the year 2023.

Topic Holiday List
Organization Central Government
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Year 2023
Department DoPT
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F.No.12/5/2022-JCA
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

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2023- reg.

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 located at 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 at 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 (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
10. IDU’L FITR
11. IDU’L ZUHA
12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
13. MUHARRAM
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 at Annexure -I and Annexure-11 baring a few exceptions indicated at para 5.1 and 5.2 hereinafter. The 12 optional holidays are as follows:

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
2. HOLI
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI (VINAYAK CHATURTHI)
7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU, VAISAKHI, VAISAKHADI, BHAG BIHU, MASHADI UGADI, CHAITRA SUKLADI, CHETI CHAND, GUDI PADAVA, 1ST NAVRATRA, NAORAZ, CHHATH POOJA, 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 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 Idul Fitr, Idul Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon 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 authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Id-ul-Fitr, Id-ul-Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date in respect of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, 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.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if 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 upto 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/organisations themselves for the year 2023, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations 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 Departments 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.

sd/-
(S.P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt, of India

January 2023 Calendar with Holidays

January 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 01 02 03 04 05

Gazetted Holidays, National Holidays and Restricted Holidays

26.01.2023 – Basant Panchami, Sri Panchami

01.01.2023 – New Year’s Day

14.01.2023 – Makar Sankranti, Magha Bihu

15.01.2023 – Pongal

26.01.2023 – Basant Panchami, Sri Panchami

26.01.2023 – Republic Day

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February 2023 Calendar with Holidays

February 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 21 23 24 25 26
27 28 1 2 3 4 5

Restricted Holidays

05.02.2023 – Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday

15.02.2023 – Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati

18.02.2023 – Maha Shivratri

19.02.2023 – Shivaji Jayanti

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March 2023 Calendar with Holidays

March 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
27 28 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays

08.03.2023 – Holi

30.03.2023 – Ram Navami

07.03.2023 – Holika Dahan, Dolyatra

22.03.2023 – Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Cheti Chand

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April 2023 Calendar with Holidays

April 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays

04.04.2023 – Mahavir Jayanti

07.04.2023 – Good Friday

22.04.2023 – Id-ul-Fitr

09.04.2023 – Easter Sunday

14.04.2023 – Vaisakhi, Vishu, Mesadi

15.04.2023 – Vaisakhadi (Bengal), Bahag Bihu (Assam)

21.04.2023 – Jamat-Ul-Vida

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May 2023 Calendar with Holidays

May 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays

05.05.2023 – Buddha Purnima

09.05.2023 – Birthday of Guru Rabindranath’ Tagore

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June 2023 Calendar with Holidays

June 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays

20.06.2023 – Rath Yatra

29.06.2023 – Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)

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July 2023 Calendar with Holidays

July 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Gazetted Holidays

29.07.2023 – Muharram

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August 2023 Calendar with Holidays

August 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Gazetted Holidays, National Holidays and Restricted Holidays

16.08.2023 – Parsi New Year’s Day, Nauraj

20.08.2023 – Vinayaka Chaturthi

29.08.2023 – Onam or Thiru Onam Day

30.08.2023 – Raksha Bandhan

15.08.2023 – Independence Day

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September 2023 Calendar with Holidays

September 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays

07.09.2023 – Janmashtami (Vaishnava)

28.09.2023 – Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)

06.09.2023 – Janmashtami (Smarta)

19.09.2023 – Ganesh Chaturthi

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October 2023 Calendar with Holidays

October 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Gazetted Holidays, National Holidays and Restricted Holidays

24.10.2023 – Dussehra

21.10.2023 – Dussehra (Saptami)

22.10.2023 – Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)

23.10.2023 – Dussehra (Maha Navami)

28.10.2023 – Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday

02.10.2023 – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

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November 2023 Calendar with Holidays

November 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 21 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays

12.11.2023 – Diwali (Deepavali)

27.11.2023 – Guru Nanak’s Birthday

01.11.2023 – Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)

12.11.2023 – Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)

13.11.2023 – Govardhan Puja

15.11.2023 – Bhai Duj

19.11.2023 – Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)

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December 2023 Calendar with Holidays

December 2023 Holiday Calendar
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Gazetted Holidays and Restricted Holidays

24.12.2023 – Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day

24.12.2023 – Christmas Eve

25.12.2023 – Christmas Day

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17 Central Government Gazetted Holiday List in 2023

Festival Date Month Year Day
Republic Day 26 January 2023 Thursday
Holi 08 March 2023 Wednesday
Ram Navami 30 March 2023 Thursday
Mahavir Jayanti 04 April 2023 Tuesday
Good Friday 07 April 2023 Friday
Eid-ul-Fitr 22 April 2023 Saturday
Buddha Purnima 05 May 2023 Friday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) 29 June 2023 Thursday
Muharram 29 July 2023 Saturday
Independence Day 15 August 2023 Tuesday
Janmashtami (Vaishnava) 07 September 2023 Thursday
Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad) 28 September 2023 Thursday
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 02 October 2023 Monday
Dussehra 24 October 2023 Tuesday
Diwali (Deepavali) 12 November 2023 Sunday
Guru Nanak’s Birthday 27 November 2023 Monday
Christmas Day 25 December 2023 Monday

33 Central Government Restricted Holiday List in 2023

Festival Date Month Year Day
New Year’s Day 01 January 2023 Sunday
Makar Sankranti, Magha Bihu 14 January 2023 Saturday
Pongal 15 January 2023 Sunday
Basant Panchami, Sri Panchami 26 January 2023 Saturday
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday 05 February 2023 Sunday
Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati 15 February 2023 Wednesday
Maha Shivratri 18 February 2023 Saturday
Shivaji Jayanti 19 February 2023 Sunday
Holika Dahan, Dolyatra 07 March 2023 Tuesday
Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Cheti Chand 22 March 2023 Wednesday
Easter Sunday 09 April 2023 Sunday
Vaisakhi, Vishu, Mesadi 14 April 2023 Friday
Vaisakhadi (Bengal), Bahag Bihu (Assam) 15 April 2023 Saturday
Jamat-Ul-Vida 21 April 2023 Friday
Birthday of Guru Rabindranath’ Tagore 09 May 2023 Tuesday
Rath Yatra 20 June 2023 Tuesday
Parsi New Year’s Day, Nauraj 16 August 2023 Wednesday
Vinayaka Chaturthi 20 August 2023 Sunday
Onam or Thiru Onam Day 29 August 2023 Tuesday
Raksha Bandhan 30 August 2023 Wednesday
Janmashtami (Smarta) 06 September 2023 Wednesday
Ganesh Chaturthi 19 September 2023 Tuesday
Dussehra (Saptami) 21 October 2023 Saturday
Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) 22 October 2023 Sunday
Dussehra (Maha Navami) 23 October 2023 Monday
Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday 28 October 2023 Saturday
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) 01 November 2023 Wednesday
Naraka Chaturdashi 12 November 2023 Sunday
Govardhan Puja 13 November 2023 Monday
Bhai Dooj 15 November 2023 Wednesday
Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) 19 November 2023 Sunday
Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day 24 December 2023 Friday
Christmas Eve 24 December 2023 Sunday

Latest Updates on Central Govt Holidays 2023:

FAQ on CG Office Holidays 2023:

What is the Gazetted Holiday List for Central Government employees for the year 2023?

The Gazetted Holiday List for Central Government employees for the year 2023 includes the following holidays:

  • Independence Day: 15 August, 2023 (Tuesday)
  • Janmashtami (Vaishnava): 07 September, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad): 28 September, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday: 02 October, 2023 (Monday)
  • Dussehra: 24 October, 2023 (Tuesday)
  • Diwali (Deepavali): 12 November, 2023 (Sunday)
  • Guru Nanak’s Birthday: 27 November, 2023 (Monday)
  • Christmas Day: 25 December, 2023 (Monday)

Are the above-mentioned holidays applicable to all Central Government employees?

Yes, these holidays are applicable to all Central Government employees across India.

Is there any possibility of changes to the Gazetted Holiday List for Central Government employees?

The Government may make changes to the Gazetted Holiday List for Central Government employees based on special circumstances or events. In such cases, an official notification will be issued by the concerned department.

Are restricted holidays mandatory for Central Government employees?

No, restricted holidays are not considered mandatory for Central Government employees but are chosen based on personal preference.

What is the date for Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day in 2023?

Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day is on 24th December 2023 which falls on a Friday.

When is Parsi New Year's Day in 2023?

Parsi New Year’s Day or Nauraj is on 16th August 2023 which falls on a Wednesday.

What is the list of restricted holidays for Central Government employees for 2023?

The list of restricted holidays for Central Government employees for 2023 includes Parsi New Year’s Day, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Onam or Thiru Onam Day, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami (Smarta), Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra (Saptami), Dussehra (Maha Ashtami), Dussehra (Maha Navami), Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday, Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth), Naraka Chaturdashi, Govardhan Puja, Bhai Dooj, Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja), Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day, and Christmas Eve.

What is a restricted holiday?

A restricted holiday is a term used for holidays that are not considered mandatory by the government for employees but can be chosen to be celebrated as per their preference.

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