Andhra Pradesh Holidays under Negotiable instruments Act for 2016


Under the Explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Central Act XXVI of 1881) read with the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No.20—25/26/Pub.1, dated 08.06.1957, the Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby declare that in addition to Sundays expressly defined as Public Holidays in the said “Explanation” the following days shall be observed as Holidays in the Andhra Pradesh State during the year 2016.

GENERAL HOLIDAYS under N.I.Act, 1881. 

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OCCASION/FESTIVAL
DATE DAY
      SAKA-ERA
1 2 3 4 5
1 SANKRANTI/PONGAL 15.01.2016 FRIDAY PAUSHA

25-1937

2 REPUBLIC DAY 26.01.2016 TUESDAY MAGHA

06-1937

3 MAHA SHIVARATRI 07.03.2016 MONDAY PHALGUNA

17-1937

4 HOLI 23.03.2016 WEDNESDAY CHAITRA

03-1938

5 ANNUAL CLOSING OF ACCOUNTS DAY 01-04-2016 FRIDAY CHAITRA

12-1938

6 UGADI 08.04.2016 FRIDAY CHAITRA

19-1938

7 DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR’S

BIRTHDAY

14.04.2016 THURSDAY CHAITRA

25-1938

8 SRI RAMA NAVAMI 15.04.2016 FRIDAY CHAITRA

26-1938

9 RAMZAN (ID-UL-FITR) 06.07.2016 WEDNESDAY ASHADHA

15-1938

10 INDEPENDENCE DAY 15.08.2016 MONDAY SRAVANA

24-1938

11 VINAYAKA CHAVITHI 05.09.2016 MONDAY BHADRA

14-1938

12 VIJAYA DASAMI/

DUSSEHRA

11.10.2016 TUESDAY ASVINA

19-1938

13 MOHARAM 12.10.2016 WEDNESDAY ASVINA

20-1938

14 EID MILADUN NABI 12.12.2016 MONDAY AGRAHAYANA

21-1938

 

 The following festivals occur on Sunday during the year 2016

1 GANDHI JAYANTHI 02.10.2016 SUNDAY ASVINA

10-1938

2 DURGASTAMI 09.10.2016 SUNDAY ASVINA

17-1938

3 DEEPAVALI 30.10.2016 SUNDAY KARTIKA

08-1938

4 CHRISTMAS 25.12.2016 SUNDAY PAUSHA

04-1938

 If there is any change of date in respect of ID-UL-FITR, MOHARAM and EID MILADUN NABI as per the moon sight or any other holiday declared now, it shall be announced through electronic/print media.  At the Heads of Financial Institutions in the State shall take action according to such an announcement and without waiting for formal order about the change of date.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh direct that the days specified in Annexure-I shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices excluding the holidays falling on Sundays shown in Part-II and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure-II except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure Part-II, during the year 2016.

The State Government directs that all offices under State Government shall remain closed on all Sundays and Second Saturdays in all the months during the year 2016.

In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure-I, the State Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding FIVE during the year 2016 on festival/occasions specified in Annexure-II to this order, at their option and irrespective of the religion to which the festival pertains.  Permission to avail any of these holidays shall be applied for, in writing in advance and shall normally be granted by the Superior Officers competent to grant casual leave except when the presence of an individual employee is considered necessary in exigencies of Government work.

The Government also directs that General Holidays shall not ipso-facto apply to the Industrial Establishment and Public Undertakings under the control of the State Government, the workmen engaged in Public Works Departments and Educational Institutions in this State. Separate orders regarding the festivals/occasions when these Institutions have to observe holidays shall be issued by the concerned Administrative Department of the Secretariat.

If there is any change of date in respect of Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and id-e-Milad as per the sighting of the moon or any other Hindu holiday as well, it shall be announced through electronic / print media.  All the Departments of Secretariat, Heads of Departments and District Collectors shall take action according to such an announcement and without waiting for formal order about the change of date

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