Hey friends, do you know, what is holiday date for Muharram 2021? When is the holiday for Muharram 2021 for central government employees? 

Actually, Muharram holiday 2021 date is 19 August 2021 in India but recently, an order has been issued by the establishment (JCA-2 section) of DoPT, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & pensions, Government of India, regarding holiday date change for Muharram 2021 in Delhi.

As per these orders, the holiday date of Muharram 2021 has been changed for Delhi. Now, Muharram 2021 holiday is 20 August 2021 instead of 19 August 2021 for Delhi.

All central government offices will be closed on 20 August 2021 (Friday) due to Muharram. 

DoPT Order for holiday date change of Muharram in Delhi

These orders are as under:-

No. 12/13/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-2 Section)

North Block, New Delhi- 110001
Dated the 11th August 2021

Office Memorandum

Subject- Change of the date of Holiday on account of Muharram

The undersigned is directed to say that holiday on account of  Muharram was notified for 19th August 2021 vide this Department's OM no. 12/9/2020-JCA-2 dated 10 June 2020, subject to change in date, depending on sighting of the Moon. Now the Ruiyat Hilal (Moon Sighting) Committee, headed by Shahi Imam, Jama Masjid Delhi has announced that, in Delhi,  Muharram would be observed on 20.08.2021 (Friday).


Accordingly, in Delhi/New Delhi, the holiday on account of  Muharram will be observed on Friday, the 20 August 2021 and all central government administrative offices, located in Delhi/New Delhi, shall remain closed on account of  Muharram on 20 August 2021.

For offices outside Delhi/New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Coordination committee or head of Offices (where such committees are not functioning) can decide the date, depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

S.P. Pant
Deputy Secretary of the Govt. of India

Dopt Order Muharram 2021 date

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