Change in the date of Holiday on account of Muharram.

No. 12/13/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2 Section)

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated the 11th August, 2021


Subject: Change in the date of Holiday on account of Muharram.

                The undersigned is directed to say that holiday on account of Muharram was notified for 19th August, 2021 vide this Department’s O.M. No. 12/9/2020-JCA2, dated 10th June, 2020, subject to change in date, depending on sighting of the Moon. Now the Ruiyat Hilal (Moon Sighting) Committee, headed by Shahi Imam, Jama Masjid, Delhi, has announced that, in Delhi, Muharram would be observed on 20.08.2021(Friday).

2. Accordingly, in Delhi/New Delhi, the Holiday on account of Muharram will be observed on Friday, the 20th August, 2021 and all Central government Administrative Offices, located in Delhi / New Delhi, shall remain closed on account of Muharram on 20th August, 2021.

3. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Coordination Committee or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date, depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

(S. P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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