Andhra Pradesh State Government announced the List of AP Option Holidays 2023 or AP Optional Holidays List 2023 on its official website of Govt Orders Issue Register, https://goir.ap.gov.in/. Candidates who want know Option holiday dates can check details and download the list of optional holidays from the website.
Every year, General Administrative Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh will announced the list of General holidays and Optional Holidays through Govt Order in the month of December. AP Optional Holidays 2023 and General Holidays list download from here
The Government of Andhra Pradesh direct that the days specified in Annexure-I(A) shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices excluding the holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure-I (B) and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure-II(A) except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure II(B), during the year 2022
AP Optional Holidays List 2022
|NEW YEAR DAY||01-01-2022||SATURDAY|
|BIRTHDAY OF HAZRATH ALI (R.A)||15-02-2022||TUESDAY|
|SHAB-E-MERAJ (General Holiday in view of Maha Shivaratri)||01-03-2022||TUESDAY|
|SHAHADAT HZT ALI (R.A.)||22-04-2022||FRIDAY|
|SHAB-E-QADER / JUMA-ATUL-WADA||29-04-2022||FRIDAY|
|BASAVA JAYANTHI (General Holiday in view of Eid-Ul Fitr (Ramzan))||03-05-2022||TUESDAY|
|9th MOHARRAM (1444H)||08-08-2022||MONDAY|
|PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY||16-08-2022||TUESDAY|
|BIRTHDAY OF HZT. SYED MOHAMMED JUVANPURI MAHDI MA’UD (A.S.)||08-12-2022||THURSDAY|
AP General Holidays List 2022
|MAKARA SANKRANTI / PONGAL||15-01-2022||SATURDAY|
|BABU JAGJIVAN RAM’S BIRTHDAY||05-04-2022||TUESDAY|
|SRI RAMA NAVAMI||10-04-2022||SUNDAY|
|DR.B.R. AMBEDKAR’S BIRTHDAY||14-04-2022||THURSDAY|
|EID UL FITR (RAMZAN)||03-05-2022||TUESDAY|
|EIDUL AZHA (BAKRID)||10-07-2022||SUNDAY|
|SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI||20-08-2022||SATURDAY|
|MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTHI||02-10-2022||SUNDAY|
|EID MILADUN NABI||09-10-2022||SUNDAY|
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 2023. In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays, the state Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding FIVE during the year 2023 on festival/ occasions specified in Annexure-II(A) 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.
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 to observe holidays shall be issued by the concerned Administrative Department of the Secretariat.
The Government also directs that Optional Holiday declared for Bonalu and Bathukamma will apply to the Government Employees working in Twin Cities of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Ranga Reddy District falling in the GHMC limits. The date for Optional Holiday declared for Vana Mahotsavam in November/ December shall be intimated later.
If there is any change of date in respect of Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and id-e-Milad as per the moon sight or any other holiday declared now, 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.