Source:Government of Odisha (Bhubaneswar)
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: March 9, 2021
The Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Department of the Government of India's state of Odisha has announced the annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the upcoming calendar year 2021 ("The Government of Odisha have been pleased to declare that the State Government Offices as well as the Revenue and Magisterial Courts (Executive) will remain closed on the festive/commemorative occasion, listed at Annexure-1 during the Calendar Year 2021, Saka-Era 1942-43.").
As per custom (2019-10-23, 2018-11-12, 2017-11-15 and 2016-10-31), the aforementioned notification of the annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the upcoming calendar year 2021, are contained in a Government Notification.
For the calendar year 2021, the ROM-Reg-REGN- 0072-2020-30754, dated October 20, 2020, was signed by the Secretary to Government, Usharani Sahoo, by order of the Governor.
The list of 2021 Odisha public holidays contains 29 government holidays and 8 optional holidays ("In addition to the holidays as listed at Annexure-1, the State Government employees will be allowed to avail one holiday at their option on any one of the festive occasion I commemorative days listed at Annexure-11 irrespective of their religious affiliation/ denomination with written permission of the authority, competent to sanction casual leave.").
Nine holidays of the 2021 Odisha public holidays falling on a Sunday, or on the public sector's day off on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month ("Since the festive / commemorative days as listed at Annexure-111 fall on Sundays/ 2nd Saturdays / 4th Saturdays those days have not been specifically declared as holidays.").
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