Enjoy 87 government holidays in 2018

karnataka | Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Highlights
  • The State Cabinet has approved the list of holidays for 2018. The State Government employees will have 23 public holidays.
  • The government employees will have 23 public holidays, 52 Sundays, 12 second Saturdays a total of 87 holidays.
  • The government employees can take 2 days of restricted holidays and 17 days are identified for this.
  • 15 casual, 10 earned and 4 local and 2 restricted holidays are allowed.
  • The government employees enjoy a total of 118 days of holidays, amounting to 4 months in a year.

The State Cabinet has approved the list of holidays for 2018. The State Government employees will have 23 public holidays. Previous year it was 22, reported Kannada Prabha.

The government employees will have 23 public holidays, 52 Sundays, 12 second Saturdays a total of 87 holidays. The first general holiday in 2018 will be for Sankranthi on Jan 15 followed by Jan 26 for Republic Day. Feb 13 is Mahashivaratri. Mahaveera Jayanthi and Good Friday in March. July there are no general holiday. In Aug and September one holiday each. October has the highest number of holidays with 5 general holidays. In November 4 holidays are ear marked.

The holidays’ list excludes the Chandramana Ugadi and Dr Ambedkar Jayanthi on April 14 that fall on Sundays.  Muslims can take restricted holiday on their festivals.

The government employees can take 2 days of restricted holidays and 17 days are identified for this. Along with this 4 days of leave are permitted for local feast or fair or any special circumstances. Apart from this local, casual and earned leave are also provided. 15 casual, 10 earned and 4 local and 2 restricted holidays are allowed. This, along with Sundays, government employees enjoy a total of 118 days of holidays, amounting to 4 months in a year.

The list of holidays for 2018:

Jan 15 – Sankranti

Jan 26 - Republic Day

Feb 13 – Mahashivaratri

Mar 29 – Mahaveera Jayanti

Mar 30 - Good Friday

April 18 – Basava Jayanti

May 1 – May Day

June 16 – Ramzan

Aug 15 – Independence Day

Aug 22 – Bakrid

Sept 13 – Vinayaka Chathurti

Sept 21 – Muharram

Oct 2 – Gandhi Jayanti

Oct 8 – Mahalaya Amavasye

Oct 18 – Mahanavami Ayudha puje

Oct 19 – Vijaya Dashami

Oct 24 – Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti

Nov 1 – Kannada Rajyotsava

Nov 6 – Naraka Chaturdhashi

Nov 8 – Balipadyami

Nov 21 –Eid Milad

Nov 26 – Kanakadasa Jayanti

Dec 25 – Christmas

 

 

 

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