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India 2020 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Announced

Source: Government of Jammu and Kashmir (Srinigar)
Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019


The Government of India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2020, with its release, yesterday, by the General Administration Department of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, of the "Holidays to be observed throughout the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during the Calendar year 2020".

The aforementioned "Holidays to be observed throughout the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during the Calendar year 2020" is contained in the Jammu and Kashmir Government Order No.251-JK(GAD) of 2019, Dated 27.12.2019, which drop 2 traditional public holidays of Jammu and Kashmir, Martyrs' Day on July 13 and the birth anniversary of Sheikh Abdullah on December 5, while creating a new Accession Day public holiday on October 26.

As per custom (2018-12-13, 2017-12-15 and 2016-12-11), the list of 2020 public holidays in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, is in many parts.

The "Annexure A to the Government Order No.251-JK(GAD) of 2019", lists the "Holidays to be observed throughout the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during the Calendar year 2020".

The "Annexure B to the Government Order No.251-JK(GAD) of 2019", for its part, contains the "Provincial Holidays (Kashmir Province)", the "Provincial Holidays (Jammu Province)", a list of "Local Holidays", and the list of "Restricted Holidays", which, for India's Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, is much shorter than in other Indian states and union territories.

The above "Holidays to be observed throughout the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during the Calendar year 2020" can be expected to be amended during the year, as was the case in past years (2018-06-14, 2018-06-05, 2018-01-30, 2017-06-21, 2017-05-31 and 2017-04-22), although the 2019 dates announced last year were not modified.

Finally, it must be noted that, on October 31, 2019, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir was split into 2, as the new Union Territory of Ladakh was carved out of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, in a manner similar to the creation of Telangana as the 29th state of India on June 2, 2014, having itself been carved-out the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (2015-05-31).



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