North Gazette News/Shimla
Himachal government on Tuesday notified the holidays to be observed as gazetted, restricted holidays in 2015 in the state.
A state government spokesperson said that in addition to the gazetted holidays, all Government employees will be authorized
to avail two Holidays out of the Restricted Holidays.
The Deputy Commissioners in the State are authorized to declare two local holidays within their jurisdiction during 2015 in connection with celebration of important fairs and festivals in the respective District/Area.
For the offices within the Municipal limits of Shimla two local holidays will be declared by the state government after receiving proposals in this regard from the Deputy Commissioner Shimla and for the rest of District Shimla, two local holidays will be declared/decided by the Deputy Commissioner, Shimla as per past practice. For the offices of H.P. Government situated at Delhi two local holidays will be declared by the state government after receiving proposals in this regard.
Gazetted Holidays for the year 2015 are Statehood Day on 25th January, Republic Day on 26th January, Guru Ravidas’s Birthday on 3rd February, Maha Shivratri on 17thFebruary, Holi on 6th March, Ram Navami on 28th March, Good Friday on 3rd April, Dr. B.R. Ambekar’s Birthday 14th April, Himachal Day on 15th April, Parshu Ram Jayanti on 20th April, Budha Purnima 4th May, Maharana Pratap Jayanti on 20th May, Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti (Prakat Diwas) on 2nd June, Idu’l Fitr on 18th July, Independence Day on 15th August, Janamashtami on 5th September, Idu’l Zuha (Bakrid) on 25th September, Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday on 2nd October, Dussehra on 22nd October, Muharram on 24th October, Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday on 27th October, Diwali on 11th November, Guru Nanak%