AP General Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2024: HOLIDAYS – General Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2024 – Notified.
GENERAL ADMtNtSTRAT|ON (pOLtTtCAL.B) DEPARTMENT
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. 1’l.2023:
The Government of Andhra Pradesh direct that the days specified in
Annexure-l shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government
offices excluding the holidays falling on Sundays/Second Saturday shown in
Annexure-l(A) and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure.ll except the Optional
Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Anneuxre-ll(A) during the year 2024.
- 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
- ln addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure-|, 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.ll 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.
- The Government also direct that General Holidays shall not ipso-facto apply
to the lndustrial Establishments and Public Sector Undertakings under the control of
the State Government, the workmen engaged in Public Works Department and
Educational lnstitutions in the State. Separate orders regarding the festivals/
occasions when these lnstitutions have to observe holidays shall be issued by the
concerned Administrative Department of the Secretariat.
- lf 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.