List of BSNL holidays 2020 includes compulsory holiday and restricted holiday to be observed is updated with new declared holiday for Ambedkar Jayanti. As per the rules, there is a maximum number of 17 compulsory holidays i.e. EH (Effective Holiday) available per year, and these 17 are only the compulsory holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2020.
And this is issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training). From the list of 17, only 14 days will be decided by Central Government of India, but the other three holidays shall be decided by the Central Government Welfare Coordination Committee in the respective state.
So every state may follow the 14 compulsory holidays and 3 optional days as Effective holidays. No substitute holiday should allow if any of festivals initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.
What is EH (Effective Holiday) ?
- The short name of Effective Holiday is EH, Also calls as a closed holiday, which a BSNL employee can utilize for his vacation, All the effective holidays are treated as BSNL holidays, and offices are closed without any functional operations.
As per the Ministries order, the following is the list of BSNL holidays 2020 for all offices. where some of the holidays may change as per the local conditions and major festivals of that region, but the count does not exceed a maximum of 17 days only in the year 2020 also.
If any change in date of BSNL holidays in respect of Id’l Fitr, Idu’s Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary depending upon sighting Moon, would be declared by Ministry or Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals to change the EH, then only the PSU may change the BSNL holidays list.
So all the employee can have a chance to avail 17 compulsory holidays in year including 3 national holidays i.e. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday.
BSNL Holidays 2020 (Closed Holiday) list
|Holiday||Date||Day||1941 Saka Era|
|Republic Day||26 January 2020||Sunday||Magha 06|
|Holi *||10 March 2020||Tuesday||Phalguna 20|
|1942 Saka Era|
|Ram Navami * #||02 April 2020||Thursday||Chaitra 13|
|Mahavir Jayanti||06.04.2020||Monday||Chaitra 17|
|Good Friday||10.04.2020||Friday||Chaitra 21|
|Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti||14.04.2020||Tuesday|
|Budha Purnima||07 May 2020||Thursday||Vaisakha 17|
|Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)||01 August 2020||Saturday||Sarvana 10|
|Janamashatami * #||12.08.2020||Wednesday||Sarvana 21|
|Independence day||15.08.2020||Saturday||Saravana 24|
|Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday||02.10.2020||Saturday||Asvina 10|
|Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad(Birthday Of Prophet Mohammad)||30.10.2020||Friday||Kartika 08|
|Diwali (Deepavali)||14 November 2020||Saturday||Kartika 23|
|Guru Nanak’s Birthday||30.11.2020||Monday||Agrahayana 09|
|Christams Day||25 December 2020||Friday||Pausha 04|
*Holidays not available in all states, check each state for required
In 2020, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Saturday, November 14 2020(Kartika 23). In certain states the practise is celebrating the occasion in advance on Naraka Chaturdasi Day, In view of that, there is no objection, if holiday is to shift the holiday to Naraka Chaturdasi in place of Diwali day in BSNL Holidays list of that state.
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana (Differed from above common holidays marked as *)
|Makara Sakranthi||15.01.2020||Wednesday||Pausha 25|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||22.08.2020||Saturday||Sravana 31|
Tamilnadu (Differed from above common holidays marked as *)
|Pongal (Makara Sakranthi)||15.01.20||Wednesday||Pausha 25|
|Vishu / Vaisakhi||13.04.20||Monday|
|Vinayaka Chathurthi (Ganesh Chaturthi)||22.08.20||Saturday||Sravana 31|
Bihar (Differed from above common holidays marked as #)
|Dussehra (Maha Sapthami)||23.10.20||Friday||Karthika 01|
|Chhath Puja||20.11.20||Friday||Karthika 29|
What is Restricted holiday
- RH is known as Restricted holiday, and it is not a compulsory holiday, The name itself a restricted holiday, It is one type of extra Casual leave but on specified dates to be availed by BSNL employee only, In this 2020, there are 34 days included in BSNL holidays 2020 list.
The list of Restricted holidays may change as per coordination committees of the State Capitals with a separate list keeping in view the occasions of local region importance.
|Holiday||Date||Day||Saka Era 1941|
|New Year’s Day||01.01.2020||Wednesday||Pausha 11|
|Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday||02.01.2020||Thursday||Pausha 12|
|Makar Sankaranti/Pongal||15/01/2020||Wednesday||Pausha 25|
|Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami||30.01.2020||Thursday||Magha 10|
|Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday||09 February 2020||Sunday||Magha 20|
|Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti||18.02.2020||Tuesday||Magha 29|
|Holika Dahan/Dolyatra||09.03.2020||Monday||Phalguna 19|
|Hazarat ali’s Birthday||March.09.2020||Monday||Phalguna 19|
|Holiday||Date||Day||Saka Era 1942|
|Chaitra Suklakudi /Gudi Padava/Ugadi / Cheti Chand||25.03.2020||Wednesday||Chaitra 05|
|Easter Sunday||12 April 2020||Sunday||Chaitra 23|
|Mesadi/ Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam)||14.04.2020||Tuesday||Chaitra 25|
|Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday||02.May.2020||Friday||Vaisakha 18|
|Rath Yatra||23.June.2020||Tuesday||Ashada 02|
|Raksha Banadan||03.August.2020||Monday||Sarvana 12|
|Janmashtami (Smarta)||11.08.2020||Tuesday||Sarvana 20|
|Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj||16.08.2020||Sunday||Sravana 25|
|Vinayaka Chaturthi /Ganesh Chaturthi||22/08/2020||Saturday||Sravana 31|
|Onam or Thiru Onam Day||31 August 2020||Monday||Bhadra 09|
|Dussehra (Maha Saptami Additional)||23 October 2020||Friday||Kartika 01|
|Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Maha Navami)(Additional)||24.10.2020||Saturday||Kartika 02|
|Vijay Dashmi (Bengal , Kerala)||26.10.2020||Monday||Kartika 04|
|Maharshi Valmiki’s Birthday||31.10.2020||Saturday||Kartika 09|
|Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)||04 November 2020||Wednesday||Kartika 13|
|Naraka Chaturdasi||14.11.2020||Saturday||Kartika 23|
|Govardhan Puja||15 November 20||Sunday||Kartika 24|
|Bhai Duj||16.11.2020||Monday||Kartika 25|
|Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)||20.11.2020||Friday||Kartika 29|
|Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day||24.11.2020||Tuesday||Agrahayana 03|
|Christmas Evening||25 December 2020||Thursday||Pausha 03|
If any queries on the closed days may clear at BSNL Customer Care Numbers regarding mobile, landline or broadband services, All the dates mentioned in BSNL holidays list 2020 are accurate and the offices of BSNL are compulsory closed in effective dates mentioned in list of BSNL holidays for 2020, but, on the dates mentioned in Restricted holidays, concerned employee only may not available if availed RH.