GOVERNMENT OF HIMACHAL PRADESH
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT
No. GAD-A(F)9-7/2012 Dated Shimla-2 the 21st August ,2012.
The Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to order that the holidays as listed in Annexure-I, will be observed as gazetted holidays during the calendar year-2013, in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
2. In addition to the holidays mentioned in Annexure-II, all Government employees will be authorized to avail Two Restricted Holidays out of those mentioned in Annexure-III.
3. Holidays listed in Annexure-II are declared gazetted holidays for women employees working in all Government Offices/ Boards/ Corporations/ Educational Institutions in H.P. These will also be holidays for Women employees within the meaning of Section 25 of Negotiable Instrument Act 1881 and also to daily wage Women employees.
4. (i) The Deputy Commissioners in the State are authorized to declare two local holidays within their jurisdiction during 2013 in connection with celebration of important fairs and festivals in the respective District/ Area.
(ii) However, for the offices situated 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. Govt. situated at Delhi, two local holidays will be declared by the State Govt. after receiving proposals in this regard from Pr. Resident Commissioner, H.P., New Delhi.
5. The holidays listed in Annexure-IV are also declared as gazetted holidays within the meaning of Section 25 of Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.