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Central Government Holidays - 2012


( Gazetted Holidays  2012 / Restricted  Holidays 2012 - For Central Government Employees in Delhi and States )

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         Gazetted Holidays  For Government Employees - Offices in Delhi and Other States


S No Holiday Date Day Status For Central Govt offices at Delhi / N Delhi Status For Central Govt offices located in States other than Delhi  
1 Republic Day 26th January 2012 Thursday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
2 Milad un Nabi or ID-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) 5th February 2012 Sunday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
3 Maha Shivaratri 20th February 2012 Monday Gazetted Holiday NOT GAZETTED HOLIDAY  
4 Holi 8th March 2012 Thursday Gazetted Holiday NOT GAZETTED HOLIDAY  
5 Mahavir Jayanti 5th April 2012 Thursday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
6 Good Friday 6th April 2012 Friday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
7 Buddha Purnima 6th May, 2012 Sunday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
8 Janamashtami (Vaisnava) 10th August 2012 Friday Gazetted Holiday NOT GAZETTED HOLIDAY  
9 Independence Day 15th August 2012 Wednesday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
10 Idul Fitr 20th August 2012 Monday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
11 Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday 2nd October 2012 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
12 Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami 24th October 2012 Wednesday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
13 Idul Zuha (Bakrid) 27th October 2012 Saturday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
14 Diwali (Deepavali) 13th November 2012 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
15 Muharram 25th November 2012 Sunday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
16 Guru Nanak's Birthday 28th November 2012 Wednesday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  
17 Christmas Day 25th December 2012 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday Gazetted Holiday  




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Additional Three Gazetted Holidays for offices in States Other than Delhi / New Delhi :


In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned as Gazetted Holidasy in the column relating to central government offices in States as above, three  holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified after seeking prior approval of this Ministry 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 Janamashtami (Vaishnavi)
4 Ram Navami
5 Maha Shivratri
6 Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayak Chaturthi
7 Makar Sankaranti
8 Rath Yatra
9 Onam
10 Pongal
11 Sri Panchami / Basanta Panchami
12 Vishu / Vaisakhi / Vaisakhadi / Bhag Bihu / Mashadi Ugadi / Chaitra Sakladi / Cheti Chand / Gudi Pada 1st Navratra / Nauraj / Chhath Pooja / Karva Chauth




 Restricted Holidays


(Out of the following, Employees are allowed to avail two holidays of his / her choice) - List of Restricted Holidays for States other than Delhi can vary and will not include the three holidays declared as Gazetted holidays as per above referred table.


1 New Years Day 1st January   Restricted Holiday
2 Makar Sankranit 14th January   Restricted Holiday
3 Pongal 15th January   Restricted Holiday
4 Basanta Panchami / Sri Panchami 28th January   Restricted Holiday
5 Guru Ravidas Birthday 7th February   Restricted Holiday
6 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti 16th February   Restricted Holiday
7 Shivaji Jayanti 19th February   Restricted Holiday
8 Holika Dahan 7th March   Restricted Holiday
9 Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand 23rd March   Restricted Holiday
10 Ram Navmi 1st April   Restricted Holiday
11 Easter Sunday 8th April   Restricted Holiday
12 Vaisakhi  13th April   Restricted Holiday
13 Vishu 13th April   Restricted Holiday
14 Mesadi 14th April   Restricted Holiday
15 Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam) 14th April   Restricted Holiday
16 Guru Rabindranath's Birthday 8th May   Restricted Holiday
17 Hazarat Ali' Birthday 4th June   Restricted Holiday
18 Rath Yatra 21st June   Restricted Holiday
19 Raksha Bandhan 2nd August   Restricted Holiday
20 jamat Ul Vida 17th August   Restricted Holiday
21 Parsi New Year's Day 18th August   Restricted Holiday
22 Vinayaka Chaturthi 21st August   Restricted Holiday
23 Onam 29th August   Restricted Holiday
24 Ganesh Chaturthi 19th September    Restricted Holiday
25 Maha Saptami (additional) 21st October  Sunday Restricted Holiday
26 Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) Additional 22nd October Monda Restricted Holiday
27 Dussehra (Maha Navmi) 23rd October Tuesday Restricted Holiday
28 Maharishi Valmiki' Birthday 29th October Monday Restricted Holiday
29 Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) 2nd November Friday Restricted Holiday
30 Naraka Chaturdasi 12th November Monday Restricted Holiday
31 Deepavali (South India) 13rd Novemebr Tuesday Restricted Holiday
32 Govardhan Puja 14th November Wednesday Restricted Holiday
33 Bhai Duj 15th November Thursday Restricted Holiday
34 Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja) 19th November Monday Restricted Holiday
35 Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day 24th November Saturday Restricted Holiday
36 Christmas Eve 24th December Monday Restricted Holiday

Note : For proper interpretation of the list of holidays and rules, please download the original notification and read in full


Click Here to Download : Original Notification for Holidays in 2012 by Government of India  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions   (Department of Personnel and Training)   North Block, New Delhi