4 holidays in 2021 lost in Saturdays, Sundays

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/13/2020 1:16:44 PM

NEW DELHI, Nov 12: The Government has notified 14 compulsory holidays during 2021 but four of them will be lost in Saturdays and Sundays that are even otherwise holidays for the Central staff.
The lost holidays relate to: Independence Day on August 15, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on October 2, Christmas on December 25 and Mahavir Jayanti on April 25.
Ten other compulsory holidays are: Republic Day (Jan 26), Buddha Purnima (May 26), Dussehra - Vijay Dashmi (Oct 15), Diwali (Nov 4), Good Friday (April 2), Guru Nanak's birthday (Nov 19), Idu'l Fitr(May 14), Idu'l Zuha - Bakrid (July 21), Moharram (Aug 29) and Prophet Mohd'ss birthday - Id-e-Milad (Oct 19).
The central government offices in Delhi will have 17 holidays, minus four falling on Saturdays and Sundays. Besides, the employees can opt for three of the dozen restricted holidays, according to an office memorandum (OM) issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Besides, the compulsory holidays, Delhi has three other holidays for Holi on March 29, Ram Navmi on April 21 and Janmashtami on August 30.
Some states have different days of holidays like Makar Sankranti on January 14 in Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana and Sikkim, Vasant Panchami on February 16 in Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, Telangana and Wesst Bengal, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti on February 19 in Maharashtra, Vaisakhi on April 13 in Haryana, Punjab and J&K, and Ugadi on April 13 in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karntaka, Rajasthan, J&K, Telangana and Goa.



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