General-Holidays-Optional-Holidays-for-the-year-2020-Declared-ap

General-Holidays-Optional-Holidays-for-the-year-2020-Declared-ap

1.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 Annexure-I (A) and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure-II except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure-II(A) during the year 2020.


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 2020.


3. In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure-I, the State Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding

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.

G.O.RT.NO.2745 ABOUT HOLIDAYS 2020 IN AP DOWNLOAD

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(5) during the year 2020 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.

If there is any change of date in respect of RAMZAN, BAKRID, MOHARAM and EID MILADUN NABI 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.

ANNEXURE-I*

(G.O.Rt.No.2745 G.A (Poll.B) Dept., Dt: 05.12.2019)

*GENERAL HOLIDAYS* for the year 2020

1) 14.01.2020 — TUESDAY — BHOGI

2) 15.01.2020 — WEDNESDAY  – MAKARA SANKRANTI 

3) 16.01.2020 — THURSDAY — KANUMA

4) 21.02.2020 — FRIDAY — MAHA SIVARATRI

5 25.03.2020 — WEDNESDAY — UGADI

6) 02.04.2020 — THURSDAY — SRI RAMA NAVAMI

7) 10.04.2020 — FRIDAY — GOOD FRIDAY

8) 14.04.2020 — TUESDAY — DR.B.R. AMBEDKAR’S BIRTHDAY 

9) 25.05.2020 — MONDAY — RAMZAN (EID-UL-FITR)

10) 01.08.2020 — SATURDAY — BAKRID (EID –UL-AZHA)

11) 11.08.2020 — TUESDAY — SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI

12) 15.08.2020 — SATURDAY — INDEPENDENCE DAY

13) 22.08.2020 — SATURDAY –VINAYAKA CHAVITHI

14) 02.10.2020 — FRIDAY — MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTHI

15) 24.10.2020 — SATURDAY — DURGASTAMI

16) 30.10.2020 — FRIDAY — EID MILAD UN NABI (BIRTHDAY OF PROPHET MOHAMMAD) 

17) 25.12.2020 — FRIDAY — CHRISTMAS

ANNEXURE-I (A)*

(G.O.Rt.No.2745 G.A (Poll.B) Dept., Dt: 05.12.2019)

The following festivals occur on *2nd Saturday & Sunday* during the year 2020.

1) 26.01.2020 — SUNDAY — REPUBLIC DAY

2) 05.04.2020 — SUNDAY — BABU JAGIVAN RAM’S BIRTHDAY 

3) 30.08.2020 — SUNDAY — MOHARRUM

4) 25.10.2020 — SUNDAY — VIJAYADASAMI 

5) 14.11.2020 — SATURDAY — DEEPAVALI

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ANNEXURE – II*

(G.O.Rt.No.2745 G.A (Poll.B) Dept., Dt: 05.12.2020)

*OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS* during the year 2020.

1) 01.01.2020 — WEDNESDAY — NEW YEAR 

2) 10.01.2020 — FRIDAY — BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MOHAMMED JUVANPURI

(AS) “HAZRATH MAHDI SYED MA’UD (AS)

3) 09.03.2020 — MONDAY — BIRTHDAY OF HAZRAT ALI

4) 10.03.2020 — TUESDAY — HOLI 

5) 23.03.2020 — MONDAY — SHAB-E-MERAJ

6) 06.04.2020 — MONDAY – MAHAVEER JAYANTHI 

7) 09.04.2020 — THURSDAY — SHAB-E-BARATH

8) 07.05.2020 — THURSDAY — BUDDHA PURNIMA

9) 14.05.2020 — THURSDAY — SHAHADAT HAZRAT ALI (R.A)

10) 21.05.2020 — THURSDAY — SHAB-E-QADAR

11) 22.05.2020 — FRIDAY — JUMA-ATUL-WADA

12) 23.06.2020 — TUESDAY — RATHA YATRA

13) 31.07.2020 — FRIDAY — VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM 

14) 07.08.2020 — FRIDAY — EID-E-GHADEER 

15) 20.08.2020 — THURSDAY — PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY 

16) 29.08.2020 — SATURDAY — 9TH MUHARRAM (1441 HIJRA)

17) 17.09.2020 — THURSDAY — MAHALAYA AMAVASYA

18) 08.10.2020 — THURSDAY — ARBAEEN

19) 27.11.2020 — FRIDAY — YAZ-DAHUM-SHAREEF

20) 30.11.2020 — MONDAY — KARTHIKA PURNIMA/ GURUNANAK JAYANTHI

21) 24.12.2020 — THURSDAY — CHRISTMAS EVE

22) 26.12.2020 — SATURDAY — BOXING DAY 

ANNEXURE – II(A)*

(G.O.Rt.No.2745 G.A (Poll.B) Dept., Dt: 05.12.2019)

The following festivals occur on *Sunday* during the year 2020.

1) 26.04.2020 — SUNDAY —  BASAVA JAYANTHI

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