Restricted holiday meaning states that the holiday is optional and it depends on the employee whether they want to take leave on that particular day or not. Restricted holiday is also called an optional holiday and it is not mandatory to close the entire office on that day. In general, a company’s list of restricted holidays may contain many days but the employee is only allowed to select a maximum of 2 days from the list and these holidays are only for employees but not for companies or government offices. For example, Sri Ram Navami is only celebrated among Hindus, like EID is celebrated among Muslims, so it’s up to the employees of particular religious faith to take leave on restricted holiday.
Restricted holidays in 2017 are declared in a list by the central government of India and some of the holidays in the list are as follows.
1.1st January 2017 – New year
2.5th January 2017 – Guru Govind Singh Birthday
3.14th January 2017 – Makar Sankranthi / Pongal
4.1st February 2017 – Sri Panchami
5.28th March 2017 – Ugadi / Gudipadava
6.13th April 2017 – Vaisakhi
7.25th June 2017 – Ratha Yatra
8.7th August 2017 – Raksha Bandhan
9.15th August 2017 – Janmashtami Vishnu
10.25th August 2017 – Ganesh Chathurthi
11.4th Sep 2017 – Onan
12.8th Oct 2017 – Karva chouth
13.18th Oct 2017 – Deepavali ( South India)
What is restricted holiday is explained as an optional holiday declared by the Indian Government in order to accommodate the religious benefits of the employees so that the employee may take leave on that particular day. Restricted holidays are not applied to government offices or companies but only to employees with respect to their religious festivals.
List of Restricted holidays is released every year by the government of India in regard to the individuals cultural and religious faiths. The government of India releases the list of holidays in various categories such as National holidays, bank holidays, Bridge holidays, public holidays along with restricted holidays.
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