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G.O.Rt.3643 - HOLIDAYS –General holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2016

HOLIDAYS –General holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2016 – Declared.
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G.O.Rt.No:                                                                                       Dated:09.12.2015.  

               The following Notification shall be published in the next issue of Andhra Pradesh extra-ordinary Gazette:

            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.
  2.       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.
   3.       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. 
   4.       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. 

   5.       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.

                                                                    I.Y.R.KRISHNA RAO
                                                                      CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT                                    

The Commissioner of Printing, Stationery and Stores Purchase (Publication Wing),
Chanchalaguda, AP, Hyderabad / Vijayawada. (They are requested to publish the above Notification in the next issue of Andhra Pradesh State Extra-Ordinary Gazette and supply 500 copies to Govt.
The Commissioner, Information and Public Relations, AP, Hyderabad (He is requested to give wide publicity through media).
The Publicity Cell, A.P., Hyderabad.
The Home/Education/TR&B/Irr. & CAD(PW)/Agri. & Coop./Energy/Food & Civil Supplies/AH&F/EFS&ST/Ind.&Com./B.C.Welfare/WD&CW/LE&T/YAT&C Departments
(They are requested to take necessary action in the matter with reference to para 4 of the notification).
All other Departments of Secretariat.
All Administrative Sections in General Administration Department.
All Heads of Departments.
All the Collectors & District Magistrates in  Andhra Pradesh
The Resident Commissioner, A.P. Bhavan, No.1, Ashoka Road, New Delhi.
The Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, New Delhi.
The Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories.
The Registrar General, High Court of Judicature for the State of Telangana and State of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.
The Registrar, A.P. Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad.
The Registrar, Institution of A.P. Lokayukta/Upalokayukta, Hyderabad.
The Chief Executive Officer, A.P. State Wakf Board, Hyderabad.
The Secretary, Andhra Public Service Commission, Hyderabad.
All the Heads of Local Financial  Institutions in Hyderabad.
The P.S. to CM/Prl. Secy. to C.M./All P.Ss to Ministers/P.S. to C.S/P.S. to Prl. Secy (Poll)/P.A. to Jt. Secretary(Proto)
                                        //FORWARDED: : BY ORDER//
                                                                                                SECTION OFFICER (SC)

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