Central Govt. offices Holidays list of year 2023 by DoPT

Year 2023 holidays list of Central Govt. offices in Delhi, States & UTs

The Government of India has released the holidays calendar for the year 2023. The department of Personnel and training under the ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions releases the list of compulsory and restricted holidays. This list is for central government employees and guidelines for the states to follow regarding holidays. (Source:DoPT)

DOPT pdf order to download the Holidays and Restricted holidays in Central Govt. offices during year 2023, dated 16th June 2022.

Year 2023 Public, Gazetted, Restricted, Optional Holidays list

Mandatory or compulsory holidays list of central govt. administrative offices for all over India in year 2023:

  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. Id-ul-Fitr
  11. Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
  12. Mahavir Jayanti
  13. Muharram
  14. Id-a-Milad or Milad-un-Navi (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)

General Holidays list for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for year 2023:

There are 17 Public or General or Gazetted or compulsory holidays for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for year 2023.

Serial NumberCentral Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi Holidays NameCentral Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi Holidays DateCentral Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi Holidays Day
1Republic dayJanuary 26, 2023Thursday
2HoliMarch 8, 2023Wednesday
3Ram NavmiMarch 30, 2023Thursday
4Mahavir JayantiApril 4, 2023Tuesday
5Good FridayApril 7, 2023Friday
6Id-ul-FitrApril 22, 2023Saturday
7Buddha PurnimaMay 5, 2023Friday
8Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)June 29, 2023Thursday
9MuharramJuly 29, 2023Saturday
10Independence DayAugust 15, 2023Tuesday
11JanmashtamiSeptember 7, 2023Thursday
12Milan-un-nabi / Id-e-MiladSeptember 28, 2023Thursday
13Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 2, 2023Monday
14Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi)October 24, 2023Tuesday
15Diwali (Deepavali)November 12, 2023Sunday
16Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 27, 2023Monday
17Christmas dayDecember 25, 2023Monday
The public holidays list of Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for the year 2023

Optional holidays list for all over India in year 2023:

3 optional holidays are to be selected by DoPT for Delhi offices and for offices located outside Delhi, Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State capital will choose the three optional holidays out of list of 12.

  1. An additional day of Dussehra
  2. Holi
  3. Janmashtami (Vaishnavi)
  4. Ram Navami
  5. Maha Shivaratri
  6. Vinayak Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi
  7. Makara Sankranti
  8. Rath Yatra
  9. Onam
  10. Pongal
  11. Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami
  12. Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padwa / Cheti Chand / Vaisakhi / Vishu / Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam) / Masadi Ugadi / 1st Navratra / Nouraj / Chhath Puja / Karwa Chouth

Restricted Holidays list for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for year 2023:

There are 36 Restricted holidays or Optional holidays for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for year 2023.

Serial NumberRestricted Holidays Name for Central Govt. admin. offices in New DelhiRestricted Holidays Date for Central Govt. admin. offices in New DelhiRestricted Holidays Day for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi
1New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2023Sunday
2Makar Sankranti / Magha / BihuJanuary 14, 2023Saturday
3PongalJanuary 15, 2023Sunday
4Basant Panchami / Sri PanchamiJanuary 26, 2023Saturday
5Hazarat Ali’s Birthday / Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday February 5, 2023Sunday
6Birthday of Swami Dayananda SaraswatiFebruary 15, 2023Wednesday
7Maha ShivratriFebruary 18, 2023Saturday
8Shiva ji JayantiFebruary 19, 2023Sunday
9Holika Dahan / DolyatraMarch 7, 2023Tuesday
10Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti ChandMarch 22, 2023Wednesday
11Easter SundayApril 9, 2023Sunday
12Vaisakhi /Vishu/ MeshadiApril 14, 2023Friday
13Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag / Bihu (Assam)April 15, 2023Saturday
14Jamat-Ul-VidaApril 21, 2023Friday
15Guru Rabindranath’s birthdayMay 9, 2023Tuesday
16Rath YatraJune 20, 2023Tuesday
17Parsi New Year’s day/NaurajAugust 16Wednesday
18Vinayak ChaturthiAugust 20, 2023Sunday
19Onam or Thiru Onam DayAugust 29, 2023Tuesday
20Raksha BandhanAugust 30, 2023Wednesday
21Janmashtami (Smarta)September 6, 2023Wednesday
22Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 19, 2023Tuesday
23Dussehra (Saptami)October 21, 2023Saturday
24Dussehra (Mahashtami)October22, 2023Sunday
25Dussehra (Mahanavmi)October 23, 2023Monday
26Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober 28, 2023Saturday
27Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)November 1, 2023Wednesday
28Naraka ChaturdasiNovember 12, 2023Sunday
29Govardhan PujaNovember 13, 2023Monday
30Bhai DujNovember 15, 2023Wednesday
31Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)November 19, 2023Sunday
32Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayNovember 24, 2023Friday
33Christmas EveDecember 24, 2023Sunday
The Restricted holidays list of Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for the year 2023

National holidays of India:

  1. Republic day
  2. Independence Day
  3. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

Almost all the states, Public sector enterprises, Industries have to declare holidays in advance by the above rule and guidelines considering 14 compulsory holidays + 3 Optional holidays + 2 Restricted holidays in a calendar year.

Year 2022 holidays list of Central Govt. offices in Delhi, States & UTs

The Government of India has released the holidays calendar for the year 2022. The department of Personnel and training under the ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions releases the list of compulsory and restricted holidays. This list is for central government employees and guidelines for the states to follow regarding holidays.

DOPT pdf order to download the Holidays and Restricted holidays in Central Govt. offices during year 2022, dated 8th June 2021.

Year 2022 Public, Gazetted, Restricted, Optional Holidays list
Year 2022 Public, Gazetted, Restricted, Optional Holidays list

Mandatory or compulsory holidays list of central govt. administrative offices for all over India in year 2022:

  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. Id-ul-Fitr
  11. Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
  12. Mahavir Jayanti
  13. Muharram
  14. Id-a-Milad or Milad-un-Navi (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)

General Holidays list for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for year 2022:

There are 17 Public or General or Gazetted or compulsory holidays for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for year 2022.

Serial NumberCentral Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi Holidays NameCentral Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi Holidays DateCentral Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi Holidays Day
1Republic dayJanuary 26Wednesday
2Maha ShivratriMarch 1Tuesday
3HoliMarch 18Friday
4Mahavir JayantiApril 14Thursday
5Good FridayApril 15Friday
6Id-ul-FitrMay 3Tuesday
7Buddha PurnimaMay 16Monday
8Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)July 10Sunday
9MuharramAugust 9Tuesday
10Independence DayAugust 15Monday
11JanmashtamiAugust 19Friday
12Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 2Sunday
13Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi)October 5Wednesday
14Milan-un-nabi / Id-e-MiladOctober 9Sunday
15Diwali (Deepavali)October 24Monday
16Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 8Tuesday
17Christmas dayDecember 25Sunday
The public holidays list of Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for the year 2022

Optional holidays list for all over India in year 2022 :

3 optional holidays are to be selected by DoPT for Delhi offices and for offices located outside Delhi, Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State capital will choose the three optional holidays out of list of 12.

  1. An additional day of Dussehra
  2. Holi
  3. Janmashtami (Vaishnavi)
  4. Ram Navami
  5. Maha Shivaratri
  6. Vinayak Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi
  7. Makara Sankranti
  8. Rath Yatra
  9. Onam
  10. Pongal
  11. Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami
  12. Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padwa / Cheti Chand / Vaisakhi / Vishu / Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam) / Masadi Ugadi / 1st Navratra / Nouraj / Chhath Puja / Karwa Chouth

Restricted Holidays list for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for year 2022:

There are 36 Restricted holidays or Optional holidays for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for year 2022.

Serial NumberRestricted Holidays Name for Central Govt. admin. offices in New DelhiRestricted Holidays Date for Central Govt. admin. offices in New DelhiRestricted Holidays Day for Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi
1New Year’s DayJanuary 1Saturday
2Guru Gobind Singh’s BirthdayJanuary 9Sunday
3LohriJanuary 13Thursday
4Makar Sankranti/Magha / Bihu/ PongalJanuary 14Friday
5Basant Panchami /Sri PanchamiFebruary 5Saturday
6Hazarat Ali’s BirthdayFebruary 15Tuesday
7Guru Ravi Das’s BirthdayFebruary 16Wednesday
8Shiva ji JayantiFebruary 19Saturday
9Swami Dayananda / Saraswati JayantiFebruary 26Saturday
10Holika DahanMarch 17Thursday
11DolyatraMarch 18Friday
12Chaitra / Padava/Ugadi/ Cheti Chand /Sukladi /Gudi /ChaitraApril 2Saturday
13Ram NavamiApril 10Sunday
14Vaisakhi /Vishu/ MeshadiApril 14Thursday
15Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag / Bihu (Assam)April 15Friday
16Easter SundayApril 17Sunday
17Jamat-Ul-VidaApril 29Friday
18Guru Rabindranath’s birthdayMay 9Monday
19Rath YatraJuly 1Friday
20Raksha BandhanAugust 11Thursday
21Parsi New Year’s day/NaurajAugust 16Tuesday
22Janmashtami (Smarta)August 18Thursday
23Vinayak Chaturthi / Ganesh ChaturthiAug-31Wednesday
24Onam or Thiru Onam DaySeptember 8Thursday
25Dussehra (Saptami)October 2Sunday
26Dussehra (Mahashtami)October 3Monday
27Dussehra (Mahanavmi)October 4Tuesday
28Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober 9Sunday
29Karaka Chaturthi (KarwaChouth)October 13Thursday
30Naraka ChaturdasiOctober 24Monday
31Govardhan. PujaOctober 25Tuesday
32Bhai DujOctober 26Wednesday
33PratiharShashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)October 30Sunday
34Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayNovember 24Thursday
35Christmas EveDecember 24Saturday
36Guru Gobind Singh’s BirthdayDecember 29Thursday
The Restricted holidays list of Central Govt. admin. offices in New Delhi for the year 2022

National holidays of India:

  1. Republic day
  2. Independence Day
  3. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

Almost all the states, Public sector enterprises, Industries have to declare holidays in advance by the above rule and guidelines considering 14 compulsory holidays + 3 Optional holidays + 2 Restricted holidays in a calendar year.

Click below for other States and UTs:

Disclaimer: Kindly consult official website for any clarification or sudden changes.

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