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GO.3643 Dt.09.12.2015 List of General and Optional Holidays in 2016

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT

HOLIDAYS –General holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2016 – Declared.

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GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (POLL.A) DEPARTMENT

 G.O.Rt.No:                                                                                       Dated:09.12.2015.

ORDER:-

               The following Notification shall be published in the next issue of Andhra Pradesh extra-ordinary Gazette:

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NOTIFICATION

  1.  The Government of Andhra Pradesh direct that the days specified in Annexure-I shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices excluding the holidays falling on Sundays shown in Part-II and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure-II except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure Part-II, during the year 2016.
  2. The State Government directs that all offices under State Government shall remain closed on all Sundays and Second Saturdays in all the months during the year 2016.
  1. In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure-I, the State Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding FIVE during the year 2016 on festival/occasions specified in Annexure-II to this order, at their option and irrespective of the religion to which the festival pertains. Permission to avail any of these holidays shall be applied for, in writing in advance and shall normally be granted by the Superior Officers competent to grant casual leave except when the presence of an individual employee is considered necessary in exigencies of Government work.
  2. The Government also directs that General Holidays shall not ipso-facto apply to the Industrial Establishment and Public Undertakings under the control of the State Government, the workmen engaged in Public Works Departments and Educational Institutions in this State. Separate orders regarding the festivals/occasions when these Institutions have to observe holidays shall be issued by the concerned Administrative Department of the Secretariat.
  1. If there is any change of date in respect of Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and id-e-Milad as per the sighting of the moon or any other Hindu holiday as well, it shall be announced through electronic / print media. All the Departments of Secretariat, Heads of Departments and District Collectors shall take action according to such an announcement and without waiting for formal order about the change of

ANNEXURE –I

   GENERAL HOLIDAYS

S.No OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY
SAKA-ERA
1 2 3 4
     5
         1. BHOGI 14.01.2016 THURSDAY PAUSHA

24     – 1937

         2. SANKRANTI/PONGAL 15.01.2016 FRIDAY PAUSHA

25 – 1937

           3. KANUMU 16.01.2016 SATURDAY PAUSHA

26-1937

         4. REPUBLIC DAY 26.01.2016 TUESDAY MAGHA

06 – 1937

         5. MAHA SHIVARATRI 07.03.2016 MONDAY PHALGUNA

17- 1937

         6. HOLI 23.03.2016 WEDNESDAY CHAITRA

03- 1938

         7. GOOD FRIDAY 25.03.2016 FRIDAY CHAITRA

05-1938

       8. BABU JAGJEEVAN RAM’S JAYANTHI 05.04.2016 TUESDAY CHAITRA

16-1938

       9. UGADI 08.04.2016 FRIDAY CHAITRA

19-1938

     10. DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR’S

BIRTHDAY

14.04.2016 THURSDAY CHAITRA

25-1938

     11. SRI RAMA NAVAMI 15.04.2016 FRIDAY CHAITRA

26 – 1938

     12. RAMZAN (ID-UL-FITR) 06.07.2016 WEDNESDAY ASHADHA

15 – 1938

     13. INDEPENDENCE DAY 15.08.2016 MONDAY SRAVANA

24 – 1938

     14. SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI 25.08.2016 THURSDAY BHADRA

03 – 1938

     15. VINAYAKA CHAVITHI 05.09.2016 MONDAY BHADRA

14-1938

     16 BAKRID (ID-UL-AZHA) 12.09.2016 MONDAY BHADRA

21 – 1938

17. VIJAYA DASAMI/

DUSSEHRA

11.10.2016 TUESDAY ASVINA

19 – 1938

       18. MOHARAM 12.10.2016 WEDNESDAY ASVINA

20 – 1938

       19. EID MILADUN NABI 12.12.2016 MONDAY AGRAHAYANA

21 – 1938

PART-II

                 The following festivals occur on Sunday during the year 2016

       1. GANDHI JAYANTHI 02.10.2016 SUNDAY ASVINA

10     – 1938

       2.

 

DURGASTAMI 09.10.2016 SUNDAY ASVINA

17 – 1938

       3. DEEPAVALI 30.10.2016 SUNDAY KARTIKA

08 – 1938

     4. CHRISTMAS 25.12.2016 SUNDAY PAUSHA

04 – 1938

 

ANNEXURE – II

   OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS

S.NO OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY SAKA-ERA
1 2 3 4 5
1. NEW YEAR’S DAY 01.01.2016 FRIDAY PAUSHA

11-1937

2. YAZ DAHUM SHAREEF 22.01.2016

FRIDAY

MAGHA

02-1938

3.SRI PANCHAMI13.02.2016SATURDAY

MAGHA

24-1937

4.BIRTHDAY OF HAZRATH SYED MOHD. JUVANPURI MEHDI MA’UD (A.S)23.02.2016TUESDAY

PHALGUNA

04-1937

5.MAHAVEER JAYANTHI19.04.2016TUESDAY

CHAITRA

30-1938

6.

BIRTHDAY OF

HAZRATH ALI

21.04.2016THURSDAY

VAISAKHA

01-1938

7.SHAB-E-MERAJ05.05.2016THURSDAY

VAISAKHA

15-1938

8.

BASAVA JAYANTHI

 

09.05.2016MONDAY

VAISAKHA

19-1938

9.BUDDHA PURNIMA21.05.2016SATURDAY

VAISAKHA

31-1938

10.SHAB-E-BARAT23.05.2016MONDAY

JYAISHTHA

02-1938

11.JUMA-ATUL-WADA01.07.2016FRIDAY

ASHADHA

10-1938

12.

 

RATHA YATHRA

 

06.07.2016WEDNESDAY

ASHADHA

15-1938

13.VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM12.08.2016FRIDAY

SRAVANA

21-1938

14.PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY17.08.2016WEDNESDAY

SRAVANA

26-1938

15.SRAVANA PURNIMA / RAKHI PURNIMA18.08.2016THURSDAY

SRAVANA

27-1938

16.EID-E-GADEER20.09.2016TUESDAY

BHADRA

30-1938

17.MAHALAYA AMAVASYA30.09.2016FRIDAY

ASVINA

18-1938

18.MAHARNAVAMI10.10.2016MONDAY

ASVINA

10-1938

19.NARAKA CHATHURTHI29.10.2016SATURDAY

KARTIKA

07-1938

20.KARTHIKA PURNIMA / GURUNANAK JAYANTHI14.11.2016MONDAY

KARTIKA

23-1938

21.ARBAYEEN21.11.2016MONDAY

KARTIKA

30-1938

22.CHRISTMAS EVE24.12.2016SATURDAY

PAUSHA

03-1938

23.BOXING DAY26.12.2016MONDAY

PAUSHA

05-1938

 

 

PART – II

The following festivals occur on Sunday during the year 2016.

     1. SHAHADAT HZT ALI (R.A.) 26.06.2016 SUNDAY ASHADHA

06-1938

     2. SHAB-E-QADAR 03.07.2016 SUNDAY ASHADHA

12-1938

Tamil New Year’s Day on 15.01.2016 and 9th Moharram 1438 Hijri on 11.10.2016, (which would have been Optional Holidays) are declared as General Holidays in view of Sankranti/Pongal and Vijaya Dasami, falling on the same dates respectively.

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