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Holidays under Negotiable instruments Act, 1881 for the year 2018 G.O.RT.No 2438 Dated:31.10.2017

G.O.RT.No: 2438 Dated: 31.10.2017 Holidays under Negotiable instruments Act, 1881 for the year 2018 - Notified.

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (POLL.B) DEPARTMENT
G.O.RT.No. 2437 Dated: 31-10-2017
ORDER:
The following Notification shall be published in the next issue of Andhra Pradesh extra-ordinary Gazette:
NOTIFICATION
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 2018.
  1. 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 2018.
  2. 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 2018 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. ANNEXURE – I (G.O.Rt.No.2437, G.A.(Poll.B) Dept., dt. 31-10-2017) GENERAL HOLIDAYS
    S.No OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY SAKA-ERA
    1 2 3 4 5
    1. SANKRANTI/PONGAL15.01.2018 MONDAYPAUSHA 24-1939
    2. KANUMU 16.01.2018 TUESDAY PAUSHA 25-1939
    3. REPUBLIC DAY 26.01.2018 FRIDAY MAGHA 06 – 1939
    4. MAHA SHIVARATRI 13.02.2018 TUESDAY MEGHA 24- 1939
    5. HOLI 02.03.2018 FRIDAY Phalguna 11 - 1939
    6. GOOD FRIDAY 30.03.2018 FRIDAY CHAITRA 09-1940
    7. BABU JAGIVAN RAM’S BIRTHDAY 05.04.2018 THURSADY CHAITRA 15-1940
    8. IDUL FITR 16.06.2018 SATURDAY JYAISHTHA 26-1940
    9. INDEPENDENCE DAY 15.08.2018 WEDNESDAY SRAVANA 24-1940
    10. BAKRID (ID-UL-AZHA) 22.08.2018 WEDNESDAY SRAVANA 31 – 1940
    11. SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI 03.09.2018 MONDAY BHADRA 12 – 1940
    12. VINAYAKA CHAVITHI 13.09.2018 THURSDAY BHADRA 22-1940
    13. SHAHADAT IMAM HUSSAIN (R.A.) - MUHARRAM 21.09.2018 FRIDAY BHADRA 30-1940
    14. MAHTMA GANDHI JAYANTHI 02.10.2018 TUESDAY ASVINA 10 – 1940
    15. *DURGASTAMI/ Maharnavami 17.10.2018 WEDNESDAY ASVINA 25-1940
    16. VIJAYA DASAMI/ DUSSEHRA 18.10.2018 THURSDAY ASVINA 26 – 1940
    17.DEEPAVALI 07.11.2018 WEDNESDAY KARTIKA 16-1940
    18. EID MILADUN NABI (S.A.W.S) (1140 HIJRI) 21.11.2018 WEDNESDAY KARTIKA 30-1940
    19. CHRISTMAS 25.12.2018 TUESDAY PAUSHA 04-1940
    *Both the General Holiday for Durgastami and O.H for Maharnavami have occurred on 17.10.2018.
    PART-II
    The following festivals occur on 2nd Saturday and Sunday during the year 2018
    1. BHOGI/TAMIL NEW YEAR’S DAY * 14.01.2018 SUNDAY PAUSHA 24– 1939
    2. UGADI 18.03.2018 SUNDAY PHALGUNA 27- 1939
    3. SRI RAMA NAVAMI 25.03.2018 SUNDAY CHAITRA 04-1940
    4. DR.B.R. AMBEDKAR’S BIRTHDAY 14.04.2018 SATURDAY CHAITRA 24-1940
    (*) Both the General Holiday for Bhogi and O.H. for Tamil New Year’s day have occurred on 14.1.2018.
    ( contd…..Annexure-II)
    S.NO OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY SAKA-ERA
    1 2 3 4 5
    1. NEW YEAR 01.01.2018 MONDAY PAUSHA 11-1939
    2. SRI PANCHAMI 22.01.2018 MONDAY MAGHA 02-1939
    3. BIRTHDAY OF HZT.SYED MOHAMMED JUVANPURI MAHDI MAÚD(A.S.) 1.02.2018THURSDAY MAGHA 12-1939
    4. MAHAVEER JAYANTHI 29.03.2018 THURSDAY CHAITRA 08-1940
    5.BASAVA JAYANTHI 18.04.2018 WEDNESDAY CHAITRA 28-1940
    6. BUDDHA PURNIMA 30.04.2018 MONDAY VAISAKHA 10-1940
    7. SHAB-E-BARAT 02.05.2018 WEDNESDAY VAISAKHA 12-1940
    8. SHAHADAT HAZRATH ALI (R.A.) 05.06.2018 TUESDAY JYAISHTHA 15-1940
    9. SHAB-E-QADER 12.06.2018 TUESDAY JYAISHTHA 22-1940
    10. JUMMA TUL WADA 15.06.2018 FRIDAY JYAISHTHA 25-1940
    11. PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY 17.08.2018 FRIDAY SRAVANA 26-1940
    12. VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM 24.08.2018 FRIDAY BHADRA 02-1940
    13. EID-E-GHADEER 30.08.2018 THURSDAY BHADRA 08-1940
    14. 9TH MUHARRAM (1440 HIJRI) 20.09.2018 THURSDAY BHADRA 29 - 1940
    15.MAHALAYA AMAVASYA 08.10.2018 MONDAY ASVINA 16-1940
    16. ARBAYEEN 30.10.2018 TUESDAY KARTIKA 08-1940
    17. NARAKA CHATURDHI 06.11.2018 TUESDAY KARTIKA 15-1940
    18. KARTHIKA PURNIMA / GURUNANAK JAYANTHI 23.11.2018 FRIDAY AGRAHAN 02-1940
    19. CHRISTMAS EVE 24.12.2018 MONDAY PAUSHA 03-1940
    20. BOXING DAY 26.12.2018 WEDNSDAY PAUSHA 05-1940
    PART – II
    The following festival occurs on 2nd Saturday and Sunday during the year 2018.
    1. BIRTHDAY OF HAZRATH ALI (RA) 1.04.2018SUNDAY CHAITRA 1-1940
    2. SHAB-E-MERAJ 15.04.2018 SUNDAY CHAITRA 25-1940
    3. RATHA YATHRA 14.07.2018 SATURDAY ASHADHA 23-1940
    4. SRAVANA PURNIMA / RAKHI PURNIMA 26.08.2018 SUNDAY BHADRA 04-1940