05 Dec, 2020 1:15p.m.

BSNL holidays for 2021

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The BSNL has issued the list of holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during 2021. The list is based on the holiday list as issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

The common closed holidays are as follows:

  1. Republic Day - January 26
  2. Independence Day - August 15
  3. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday - October 15
  4. Buddha Purnima - May 26
  5. Christmas Day - December 25
  6. Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi) - October 15
  7. Diwali (Deepavali) - November 04
  8. Good Friday - April 02
  9. Guru Nanak’s Birthday - November 19
  10. Idul Fitr - May 14
  11. Idu’l Zuha - July 21
  12. Mahavir Jayanti - April 25
  13. Muharram - August 19
  14. Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday (Id-E-Milad) - October 19

Three holidays to be selected by the Circle Heads of Territorial Circles

  1. Additional Day for Dussehra - October 14
  2. Holi - March 29
  3. Janmashtami (Vaishnavi) - August 30
  4. Ram Navami - April 21
  5. Maha Shivratri - March 11
  6. Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayak Chaturthi - September 10
  7. Makar Sankranti - April 14
  8. Rath Yatra - July 12
  9. Onam - August 21
  10. Pongal - January 14
  11. Sri Panchami / Basant Panchami - February 16
  12. Vishu / Vaisakhi / Vaisakhadi / Bhag Bihu / Mashadi Ugadi/ Chaitra Sukladi / Cheti Chand / Gudi Padava /1st Navratra/ Naoraz/ Chhath Pooja / Karva Chauth - April 13/14
     

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

File No. BSNLCO-A/ 14(14)/2/2020-ESTAB

Dated: 01.12.2020

To,
   Heads of Telecom Circles/
   All Heads of metro Districts/
   All Heads of Administrative Unit, BSNL.

SUBJECT: HOLIDAYS TO BE OBSERVED IN BSNL OFFICES DURING THE YEAR 2021- REG.

In accordance with the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Deptt. of Personnel & Training O.M. No. 12/9/2020-JCA-2 dated 10th June 2020, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that the holidays as specified in the Annexure I to this O.M. will be observed in all the BSNL Offices located at Delhi / New Delhi during the year 2021. 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 in Annexure-II.

BSNL Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

  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. IDUL FITR
  11. IDU’L ZUHA
  12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
  13. MUHARRAM
  14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1 In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Circle Heads of Territorial Circles in consultation with the Circle Staff Welfare Board and the representative Union and keeping in view the recommendation of the Central Government Employees Coordination Committee in the State Capitals. The final list applicable uniformly to all BSNL offices within the territorial jurisdiction of the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and a copy endorsed to the Corporate Office within a period of 4 weeks of issue of this letter and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

  1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
  2. HOLI
  3. JANMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMI
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKRANTI
  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 to this O.M. is meant for BSNL Offices located in Delhi/ New Delhi. The Heads of Territorial Circle in consultation with the Circle Staff Welfare Board and the representative Union and keeping in view the recommendations of the Central Government Employees Coordination Committee in the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are 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 Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon the 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 Heads of Territorial Circles are authorized to change the date of the holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in Muharram respect of Idul Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at very short notice. In such a situation, an announcement could be made through P.I.B/ T.V. /A.l.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Territorial Circles may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2021, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, November 4, 2021 (Kartika 13). 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) compulsory for the holiday BSNL Offices for Diwali in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a for the offices of the State Government.

7. BSNL Offices which include industrial, commercial and would observe up to 16 trading establishments holidays in a Republic Day, year including three national holidays viz. Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as holidays. The compulsory of Circle remaining holidays/occasions may be determined by respective Heads themselves for the year 2021, subject to para 3.2 above.

(Keshav Kumar)
Assistant General Manager (Estt.II)
Enc: Lists of Holidays.






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