Telangana State General Holidays and Optional for the year 2015 – Declared


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.I, dated 8-6-1957, the Government of Telangana 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 Telangana State during the year 2015:  

GENERAL HOLIDAYS under N.I. Act, 1881.

 Click Here to Download GO RT 996 for Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for the year 2015 

 

NOTIFICATION with GO RT 995 on 05 November 2014:-

The Government of Telangana 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 the 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 will 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.

If there is any change of date in respect of Idu’l Fitar, 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 PAUSHA24 – 1936
2. SANKRANTI/PONGAL 15.01.2015 THURSDAY PAUSHA25 – 1936
REPUBLIC DAY 26.01.2015 MONDAY MAGHA06 – 1936
MAHA SHIVARATRI 17.02.2015 TUESDAY MAGHA28- 1936
HOLI 05.03.2015 THURSDAY PHALGUNA14- 1936
UGADI 21.03.2015 SATURDAY PHALGUNA30 – 1936
SRI RAMA NAVAMI 28.03.2015 SATURDAY CHAITRA07 – 1937
GOOD FRIDAY 03.04.2015 FRIDAY CHAITRA13 – 1937
DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR’SBIRTHDAY 14.04.2015 TUESDAY CHAITRA24 – 1937
RAMZAN (ID-UL-FITR) 18.07.2015 SATURDAY ASHADHA27 – 1937
BONALU* 10.08.2015 MONDAY SRAVANA19 – 1937
INDEPENDENCE DAY 15.08.2015 SATURDAY SRAVANA24 – 1937
VINAYAKA CHAVITHI 17.09.2015 THURSDAY BHADRA26 – 1937
BAKRID (ID-UL-AZHA) 24.09.2015 THURSDAY ASVINA02 – 1937
GANDHI JAYANTHI 02.10.2015 FRIDAY ASVINA10 – 1937
BATHUKAMMA STARTING DAY** 12.10.2015 MONDAY ASVINA20 – 1937
DURGASTAMI 21.10.2015 WEDNESDAY ASVINA29 – 1937
VIJAYA DASAMI/DUSSEHRA 22.10.2015 THURSDAY ASVINA30 – 1937
MOHARAM 24.10.2015 SATURDAY KARTIKA02 – 1937
DEEPAVALI 11.11.2015 WEDNESDAY KARTIKA20 – 1937
EID MILADUN NABI 24.12.2015 THURSDAY PAUSHA03 – 1937
CHRISTMAS 25.12.2015 FRIDAY PAUSHA04 – 1937

 

 

ANNEXURE –  I (B)

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

 

1 EID MILADUN NABI 04.01.2015 SUNDAY PAUSHA14 – 1936
2 BABU JAGJIVAN RAM’SBIRTHDAY 05.04.2015 SUNDAY CHAITRA15 – 1937
3 SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI 06.09.2015 SUNDAY BHADRA15 – 1937

ANNEXURE – II (A)

OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS

S.NO OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY SAKA-ERA
1 2 3 4 5
1  NEW YEAR’S DAY 01.01.2015 THURSDAY PAUSHA11 – 1936
2 KANUMU 16.01.2015 FRIDAY PAUSHA26 – 1936
3 MAHAVEER JAYANTHI 02.04.2015 THURSDAY CHAITRA12 – 1937
4 BASAVA JAYANTHI  21.04.2015 TUESDAY VAISAKHA01 – 1937
5 BIRTHDAY OF

HAZRATH ALI

 

02.05.2015 SATURDAY VAISAKHA12 – 1937
6 BUDDHA PURNIMA 14.05.2015 THURSDAY VAISAKHA24 – 1937
7 SHAB-E-MERAJ 16.05.2015 SATURDAY VAISAKHA26-1937
8 SHAB-E-BARATH 03.06.2015 WEDNESDAY JYAISHTHA13 – 1937
9 SHAB-E-QADAR 15.07.2015 WEDNESDAY ASHADHA24 – 1937
10 JUMA-ATUL-WADA 17.07.2015 FRIDAY ASHADHA26 – 1937
11 RATHA YATHRA 18.07.2015 SATURDAY ASHADHA27 – 1937
12 PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY 18.08.2015 TUESDAY SRAVANA27 – 1937
13 VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM 28.08.2015 FRIDAY BHADRA06 – 1937
14 SRAVANA PURNIMA / RAKHI PURNIMA

 

29.08.2015 SATURDAY BHADRA07 – 1937
15 MAHALAYA  AMAVASYA 12.10.2015 MONDAY ASVINA20 – 1937
16 MAHARNAVAMI 22.10.2015 THURSDAY ASVINA30 – 1937
17 9TH MUHARRAM 23.10.2015 FRIDAY KARTIKA01 – 1937
18 NARAKA CHATHURTHI 10.11.2015 TUESDAY KARTIKA19 – 1937
19 KARTHIKA PURNIMA / GURUNANAK JAYANTHI

 

 

25.11.2015 WEDNESDAY AGRAHAYANA04 – 1937
20 ARBAYEEN 03.12.2015 THURSDAY AGRAHAYANA12 – 1937
21 BOXING DAY 26.12.2015 SATURDAY PAUSHA05 – 1937

 

ANNEXURE II (B)

The following festivals occur on Sunday during the year 2015.

 

1 SRI PANCHAMI 25.01.2015 SUNDAY MAGHA05 – 1936
2 YAZ DAHUM SHAREEF 01.02.2015 SUNDAY MAGHA12 – 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,  Eid-e-Gadeer on 02.10.2015 and Chirstmas Eve on 24.12.2014 (which would have been Optional Holidays) are declared as General Holidays in view of Sankranti/Pongal, Holi, Gandhi Jayanthi  and Eid Miladun Nabi respectively.

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