Saturday, 1 December 2018

Genera lHolidays and Optiona lHolidays for the year 2019.

Thefollowing 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 AnnexureIshallbe observedas GeneralHolidays byallthe State Government Offices excluding the holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure-I (A) and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure-II except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure-II(A) duringtheyear2019. 
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 2019. 

3. In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure-I, the State Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding FIVEduringtheyear2019onfestival/occasions specifiedinAnnexure-II tothis 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 exigenciesofGovernmentwork. 

4. The Government also directs that General Holidays shall not ipso-facto apply to the IndustrialEstablishment andPublicUndertakings under the controlof 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 AdministrativeDepartmentoftheSecretariat. 
5. If there is any change of date in respect of Ramzan, Bakrid, Moharam and EID ILADUN NABI as per the sighting of the moon or any other Hindu holiday as well, it  shall be announced through electronic/printmedia. 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. 
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