General Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2024 GO.Rt:2318

HOLIDAYS-General Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2024 Notified GO.2318

G.O. Rt. No.2318 Dated: 30-11-2023


The following Notification shall be published in an Extra-Ordinary issue of A.P. Gazette, dated 30.11.2023:


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/Second Saturday shown in Annexure-I(A) and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure.Il except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Anneuxre-II(A) during the year 2024.

2. The State Government direct that all the offices under State Government shall remain closed on all Sundays and Second Saturdays in all the months during the year 2024.

3 In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure-1, the State Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding five (5) during the year 2024 on the festivals / occasions specified in Annexure.Il to this order at their option and irrespective of the religion to which the festival pertains to. The 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 the exigencies of Government work.

4. The Government also direct that General Holidays shall not ipso-facto apply to the Industrial Establishments and Public Sector Undertakings under the control of the State Government, the workmen engaged in Public Works Department and Educational Institutions in the 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 Ramzan, Bakrid, Moharam and Eid Milad-Un-Nabi as per the sighting of the Moon or any other holiday of Hindu festival as well, it shall be announced through electronic/print media. All the Departments of Secretariat and 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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