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Indian Central Government 2022 Public Holidays Released

Source: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi)
Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021


India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released the F.No.12/3/2021-JCA-2 ("Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2022") containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2022.

As is often the case (2020-06-13, 2019-06-19, 2018-07-11, 2011-07-03, 2010-06-27, 2009-06-13, and 2008-06-15), but not always (2017-06-15, 2016-06-25, 2015-06-11, 2014-06-07 and 2014-07-16, 2013-06-15 and 2012-06-10), the aforementioned list of 2022 public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed by India's Central Government mentions a possibly different date for the northern Indian Diwali as opposed to the southern Indian Deepavali ("During 2022, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Monday, October24, 2022 (Kartika2). 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) in the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government").

Note that the aforementioned "Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2022" contains a few obvious errors for Maha Shivratri and Id-ul-Fitr, and we can expect an erratum to be published in the coming weeks.



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