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BSNL Holiday List 2023

BSNL Holiday List 2023

In accordance with Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) O.M. No. 12/5/2022-JCA dated 16th June 2022, 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 2023.


BSNL Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays given in the next paragraph.

Date Holiday Name Day
26.01.2023 Republic Day Thursday
18.02.2023 Maha Shivaratri Saturday
22.03.2023 Mashadi Ugadi Wednesday
04.04.2023 Mahavir Jayanti Tuesday
07.04.2023 Good Friday Friday
22.04.2023 Id-Ul-Fitr Saturday
05.05.2023 Buddha Purnima Friday
29.06.2023 Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid) Thursday
29.07.2023 Muharram Saturday
15.08.2023 Independence Day Tuesday
19.09.2023 Ganesh Chaturthi Tuesday
28.09.2023 Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Prophet Mohammed Birthday Thursday
02.10.2023 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday Monday
24.10.2023 Dussehra Tuesday
12.11.2023 Diwali (Deepavali) Sunday
27.11.2023 Guru Nanak’s Birthday Monday
25.12.2023 Christmas Day Monday


In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned, 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. The occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays, are also to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

Date in 2023 Restricted Holiday Day Saka
1st January New years Day Sunday Pausha11
14th January Makar Sankranti / Magha Bihu Saturday Pausha24
15th January Pongal Sunday Pausha25
26th January Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami Thursday Magha 06
5th February Hazarat Ali’s Birthda, Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday Sunday Magha26
15 February Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswathi Wednesday Magha30
19 February Shivaji Jayanti Sunday Phalguna 16
07 March Holika Dahan / Dolyatra Tuesday Phalguna 16
08 March Holi Wednesday Phalguna 17
30 March Ram Navami Thursday Chaitra 09
09 April Easter Sunday Sunday Chaitra 19
14 April Vaisakhadi / Vishu / Meshadi Friday Chaitra 24
15 April Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam) Saturday Chaitra25
21 April Jamat-Ul-Vida Friday Vaiskha 01
09 May Birthday of Guru Rabindranath Tagore Tuesday Vaiskha 19
20 June Rath Yatra Tuesday Jyaishtha 30
16 August Parsi New Year’s day / Nauraj Wednesday Sravana 25
20 August Vinayaka Chaturthi Sunday Sravana29
29 August Onam or Thiru Onam Day Tuesday Bhadra 07
30 August Raksha Bandhan Wednesday Bhadra 08
06 September Janmashtami (Smarta) Wednesday Bhadra 15
07 September Janmashtami (Vaishnva) Thursday Bhadra 16
21 October Dussehra (Saptami) Saturday Asvina 29
22 October Dussehra (Mahashtami) Sunday Asvina 30
23 October Dussehra (Mahanavami) Monday Kartika 01
28 October Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday Saturday Kartika 06
01 November Karaka Chaturdasi (karwa Chouth) Wednesday Kartika 10
12 November Naraka Chaturdasi Sunday Kartika21
13 November Govardhan Puja Monday Kartika14
15 November Bhai Duj Wednesday Kartika24
19 November Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi 9Chhat Puja) Sunday Kartika28
24 November Guru Teg Bahadurs Martydom Day Friday Agrahayana 03
24 December Christmas Eve Sunday Pausha 03

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