General holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2015 in Andhra Pradesh


The Government of Andhra Pradesh direct that the days specified in Annexure-I(A) shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices excluding the holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure-I(B) and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure-II(A) except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure II(B), during the year 2015.

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 2015.

In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure.1(A), the state Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding FIVE during the year 2015 on festival/occasions specified in Annexure-II(A) 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 to observe holidays shall be issued by the concerned Administrative Department of the Secretariat.

The Government also directs that Optional Holiday declared for Bonalu and Bathukamma will apply to the Government Employees working in Twin Cities of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Ranga Reddy District falling in the GHMC limits.  The date for Optional Holiday declared for Vana Mahotsavam in November/ December 2015 shall be intimated latter.

If there is any change of date in respect of Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and id-e-Milad as per the moon sight or any other holiday declared now, 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.

ANNEXURE –I (A)                      

GENERAL HOLIDAYS

S.No OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY
SAKA-ERA
1 2 3 4
5
1. BHOGI 14.01.2015 WEDNESDAY  PAUSHA

  • – 1936
2. SANKRANTI/PONGAL 15.01.2015 THURSDAY PAUSHA

  • – 1936
3. REPUBLIC DAY 26.01.2015 MONDAY MAGHA

  • – 1936
4. MAHA SHIVARATRI 17.02.2015 TUESDAY MAGHA

28- 1936

5. HOLI 05.03.2015 THURSDAY PHALGUNA

14- 1936

6. UGADI 21.03.2015 SATURDAY PHALGUNA

  • – 1936
7. SRI RAMA NAVAMI 28.03.2015 SATURDAY CHAITRA

  • – 1937
8. GOOD FRIDAY 03.04.2015 FRIDAY CHAITRA

  • – 1937
9. DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR’S  BIRTHDAY 14.04.2015 TUESDAY CHAITRA

  • – 1937
10. RAMZAN (ID-UL-FITR) 18.07.2015 SATURDAY ASHADHA

  • – 1937
11. INDEPENDENCE DAY 15.08.2015 SATURDAY SRAVANA

  • – 1937
12. SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI 05.09.2015 SATURDAY BHADRA

14 – 1937

13. VINAYAKA CHAVITHI 17.09.2015 THURSDAY BHADRA

26– 1937

14. BAKRID (ID-UL-AZHA) 24.09.2015 THURSDAY ASVINA

  • – 1937
15. GANDHI JAYANTHI 02.10.2015 FRIDAY ASVINA

  • – 1937
16. DURGASTAMI 20.10.2015 TUESDAY ASVINA

28– 1937

17. VIJAYA DASAMI/

DUSSEHRA

22.10.2015 THURSDAY ASVINA

30- 1937

18. MOHARAM 24.10.2015 SATURDAY KARTIKA

  • – 1937
19. DEEPAVALI 11.11.2015 WEDNESDAY KARTIKA

  • – 1937
  *20. EID MILADUN NABI 24.12.2015 THURSDAY PAUSHA

  • – 1937
21. CHRISTMAS 25.12.2015 FRIDAY PAUSHA

04 – 1937

 

ANNEXURE –  I (B)

The following festivals occur on and Sunday during the year 2015.

*1. EID MILADUN NABI 04.01.2015 SUNDAY PAUSHA

14 – 1936

  2. BABU JAGJIVAN RAM’S

BIRTHDAY

05.04.2015 SUNDAY CHAITRA

15 – 1937

 

 

 * Eid – Miladin Nabi or id-E-Melad (Birth day of Prophat –Mohd. Falls twice in the year 2015

 

 

 


 

 

ANNEXURE – II (A)

OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS

S.NO OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY SAKA-ERA
1 2 3 4 5
1.  NEW YEAR’S DAY / VAIKUNTHA  EKADASI 01.01.2015 THURSDAY PAUSHA

11 – 1936

2. KANUMA 16.01.2015 FRIDAY PAUSHA

26 – 1936

3. MAHAVEER JAYANTHI 02.04.2015 THURSDAY CHAITRA

12 – 1937

4. BASAVA JAYANTHI

 

21.04.2015 TUESDAY VAISAKHA

01 – 1937

5. BIRTHDAY OF HAZRATH ALI

 

02.05.2015 SATURDAY VAISAKHA

12 – 1937

6. BUDDHA PURNIMA 04.05.2015 THURSDAY VAISAKHA

24 – 1937

7. SHAB-E-MERAJ 16.05.2015 SATURDAY VAISAKHA

26-1937

8. SHAB-E-BARATH 03.06.2015 WEDNESDAY JYAISHTHA

13 – 1937

9. SHAJUTU-HAZARATH ALI 08.07.2015 WEDNESDAY ASHADHA

17-1937

10. SHAB-E-QADAR 15.07.2015 WEDNESDAY ASHADHA

24 – 1937

11. JUMA-ATUL-WADA 17.07.2015 FRIDAY ASHADHA

26 – 1937

12. BONALU ** 10.08.2015 MONDAY SRAVANA

19 – 1937

12. PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY 18.08.2015 TUESDAY SRAVANA

27 – 1937

13. VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM 28.08.2015 FRIDAY BHADRA

06 – 1937

14. SRAVANA PURNIMA / RAKHI PURNIMA 29.08.2015 SATURDAY BHADRA

07 – 1937

15. MAHALAYA  AMAVASYA

BATHUKAMMA STARTING DAY **

12.10.2015 MONDAY ASVINA

20 – 1937

16. MAHARNAVAMI 21.10.2015 THURSDAY ASVINA

30 – 1937

17. 9TH MUHARRAM 23.10.2015 FRIDAY KARTIKA

01 – 1937

18. NARAKA CHATHURTHI 10.11.2015 TUESDAY KARTIKA

19 – 1937

19. KARTHIKA PURNIMA / GURUNANAK JAYANTHI 25.11.2015

 

WEDNESDAY AGRAHAYANA

04 – 1937

20. VANA MAHOSTAVAM

 

NOVEMBER/

DECEMBER-2015

TO BE DECLARED LATER
21. ARBAYEEN 03.12.2015 THURSDAY AGRAHAYANA

12 – 1937

22. CHRISTMAS EVE 24.12.2015 THRUSDAY PAUSHA

03-1937

23. BOXING DAY 26.12.2014 SATURDAY PAUSHA

05 – 1937

 

ANNEXURE II (B)

The following festivals occur on Sundays / Public Holidays  during the year 2015.

  1. SRI PANCHAMI 25.01.2015 SUNDAY MAGHA

05 – 1936

2. YAZ DAHUM SHAREEF 01.02.2015 SUNDAY MAGHA

12 – 1936

 

(*)      Tamil New Year’s Day on 15.01.2015, Birthday of Hazrath Syed Mohd. Juvanpuri Mehdi Ma’ud (a.s) on 05.03.2015,  Ratha Yathra fallon 18.07.2015, Eid-e-Gadeer on 02.10.2015 and Chirstmas Eve on 24.12.2015 (which would have been Optional Holidays) are declared as General Holidays in view of Sankranti/Pongal, Holi, Ramjan, Gandhi Jayanthi  and Eid Miladun Nabi,  respectively.

(**)    Bonalu on 10.08.2015 and  Bathukamma Starting day on 12.10.2015 declared as Optional    Holidays  in twin cities Ranga Reddy District falling in the jurisdiction of GHMC limits.

 

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