BSNL Holidays 2021 : Effective / Restricted BSNL Holidays List

List of BSNL holidays 2021 includes compulsory holiday and restricted holiday for the office 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 2021.

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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 (Closed Holiday) List

Holiday Date Day 1942 Saka Era
Republic Day 26 January 2021 Tuesday Magha 06
Holi 29 March 2021 Monday Chaitra 08
1943 Saka Era
Good Friday02 April 2021 Friday Chaitra 12
Ram Navami #21.04.2021 Wednesday Vaisakha 01
Mahavir Jayanti 25.04.2021 Sunday Vaisakha 05
Id-ul-Fitr (Ramzan) 14.05.2021 Friday Vaisakha 24
Budha Purnima 26.05.2021 Wednesday Jyaishtha 05
Id ul Zuha (Bakrid)21.07.2021Wednesday Ashadha 30
Independence Day 15.08.2021 Sunday Sarvana 24
Muharram 19 August 2021 Thursday Sarvana 28
Janmashtami #30.08.2021 Monday Bhadra 08
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 02.10.2021 Saturday Asvina 10
Dussehra 15 October 2021 Friday Asvina 23
Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad(Birthday Of Prophet Mohammad)19.10.2021 Tuesday Asvina 27
Diwali (Deepavali) 04.11.2020 Thursday Kartika 13
Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 19 2021Friday Pausha 04
Christmas Day25 December 2021Saturday Pausha 04
BSNL Holidays List 2021

*Holidays not available in all states, check each state for required

In 2021, for Diwali (Deepavali) in certain states the practice is celebrating the occasion in advance on Naraka Chaturdasi Day, In view of that, there is no objection, if the holiday is to shift the holiday to Naraka Chaturdasi in place of Diwali day in the BSNL Holidays list of that state.

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana (Differed from above common holidays marked as *)

Holiday Name Date Day
Makara Sakranthi 14.01.2021 Thursday
Ugadi 13.04.2021 Tuesday
Ganesh Chaturthi 10.09.2021 Friday

Tamilnadu (Differed from above common holidays marked as *)


Holiday Name
Date Day
Pongal (Makara Sakranthi) 14.01.2021 Thursday
Vishu / Vaisakhi
Vinayaka Chathurthi (Ganesh Chaturthi) 10.09.2021 Friday

Bihar (Differed from above common holidays marked as #)

Holiday Name Date Day Saka
Dussehra (Maha Navami) 14.10.2021Thursday Asvina 22
Chhath Puja (Vrat Paran) 11.11.2021 Thursday Kartika 20

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 2021, there are 34 days included in BSNL holidays 2021 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 Saka Date Day
 SAKA ERA 1942 
New Year’s DayJan-01Pausha  11Friday
LohriJan-13Pausha  23Wednesday
Makar Sankranti/Magha Bihu/PongalJan-14Pausha  24Thursday
Guru Gobind Singh’s BirthdayJan-20Pausha  20Wednesday
Basant Panchami /Sri Panchami16.02.2021Magha  27Tuesday
Shivaji Jayanti19.02.2021Magha  30Friday
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday26.02.2021Phalguna  07Friday
Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday27.02.2021Phalguna  08Saturday
Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiFeb-08Phalguna 17Monday
Maha ShavaratriMar-11Phalguna 20Thursday
SAKA ERA 1943 
Holika Dahan / DolyatraMar-28Chaitra  07Sunday
Easter SundayApr-04Chaitra  14Sunday
Chaitra  Sukladi / Gudi 
Padava / Ugadi / Cheti2021-04-13Chaitra  23Tuesday
Chand / Vaisakhi / Vishu
Mesadi Tamil New YEAR’S Day2021-04-14Chaitra  24Wednesday
Vaisakhadi  (Bengal)   /2021-04-15Chaitra  25Thursday
Bahag Bihu  (Assam)
Jamat-UI-Vida2021-05-07Vaisakha  17Friday
Guru Rrabindranath’s BirthdayMay-09Vaisakha  19Sunday
Rath YatraJul-12Ashadha   21Monday
Parsi New Year’s Day/NaurajAug-16Sravana   25Monday
Onam or Thiru Onam DayAug-21Sravana   30Saturday
Raksha BandhanAug-22Sravana  31Sunday
Janmashtami (Smarta)2021-08-30Bhadra  08Monday
Vinayaka Chaturthi/2021-09-10Bhadra  19Friday
Ganesh Chaturthi
Dussehra (Saptami)2021-10-12Asvina   20Tuesday
Dussehra (Mahashtami)2021-10-13Asvina   21Wednesday
Dussehra (Mahanavmi)Oct-14Asvina   22Thusday
Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOct-20Asvina   28Wednesday
Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)Oct-24Kartika  02Sunday
Naraka ChaturdasiNov-03Kartika  12Wednesday
Govardhan Puja05.11.2021Kartika  14Friday
Bhai Duj06.11.2021Kartika   15Saturday
Pratihar Shashthi or Surya 10.11.2021Kartika   19Wednesday
Shashthi (Chhat Puja)
Guru T eg Bahadur’s24.11.2021Agrahayana  03Wednesday
Martyrdom Day
Christmas Eve24.12.2021Pausha  03Friday

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 2021 are accurate and the offices of BSNL are compulsorily closed on effective dates mentioned in the list of BSNL holidays for 2021, but, on the dates mentioned in Restricted holidays, the concerned employee-only may not available if availed RH.

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