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:
Three holidays to be selected by the Circle Heads of Territorial Circles
BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
File No. BSNLCO-A/ 14(14)/2/2020-ESTAB
Heads of Telecom Circles/
All Heads of metro Districts/
All Heads of Administrative Unit, BSNL.
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:
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.
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.
Assistant General Manager (Estt.II)
Enc: Lists of Holidays.