INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA
No. IRDA/ADMN/CIR/Per/230/11/2016
21 st November, 2016
CIRCULAR
List of Holidays — 2017
In terms of Chapter-VI of IRDA Staff (Officers and Employees) Regulations, 2016, the Chairman is pleased to declare the following Holidays to be observed by all offices of IRDA during the calendar year 2017.
Closed Holidays
S. No.
Holiday
Date
Day
1 .
Republic Day
January 26
Thursday
2.
Maha Shivratri
February 24
Friday
3.
Holi
March 13
Monday
4.
Ram Navami
April 4
Tuesday
5.
Good Friday
April 14
Friday
6.
Budda Purnima
May 10
Wednesday
7.
Idu’l Fitr
June 26
Monday
8.
Independence Day
August 15
Tuesday
9.
Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayak Chaturthi
August 25
Friday
10.
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
October 2
Monday
1 1 .
Diwali (Deepawali)
October 19
Thursday
12.
Christmas Day
December 25
Monday
The following holidays fall on Saturday/Sunday during the year 2017
S. No.
Holiday
Date
 Day
1 .
Makar Sankranti
January 14
Saturday
2.
Mahavir Jayanti
April 9
Sunday
3.
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
September 2
Saturday
4.
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi)
September 30
Saturday
5.
Muharram
October 1
Sunday
6.
Guru Nanak’s Birthday
November 4
Saturday
7.
Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
December 2
Saturday
1.The holidays declared above will remain unchanged even if there is a change in the date in respect of any festival/holiday. The changed date due to shifting of holiday, if any, will fall into the “List of Restricted Holidays” given below.
2. In addition to the closed holidays mentioned above, employees may also avail themselves of any two of the following Restricted Holidays including shifted holidays if any.
Restricted Holidays
S. No.
Name of the Festival
Date
Day
1.
Guru Govind Singh’s Birthday
January 5
Thursday
2.
Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami
February 1
Wednesday
3.
Guru Ravidas’s Birthday
February 10
Friday
4.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti
February 21
Tuesday
5.
Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/ Cheti Chand
March 28
Tuesday
6.
Hazarat Ali’s Birthday
April 1 1
Tuesday
7.
Vaisakhi/Vishu
April 13
Thursday
8.
Mesadi
April 14
Friday
9.
Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday
May 9
Tuesday
10.
Jamat—ul-Vida
June 23
Friday
1 1 .
Raksha Bandhan
August 7
Monday
12.
Janmashtami (Vaishnav)
August 15
Tuesday
13.
Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj
August 17
Thursday
14.
Onam
September 4
Monday
15.
Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)
September 27
Wednesday
16
Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)
September 28
Thursday
17.
Dussehra (Maha Navmi)
September 29
Friday
18.
Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday
October 5
Thursday
19
Deepavali (South India)/ Naraka Chaturdasi
October 18
Wednesday
20.
Goverdhan Puja
October 20
Friday
21
Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashti (Chhat Puja)
October 26
Thursday
22.
Guru Tej Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
November 24
Friday
 The following Restricted Holidays fall on Saturday/Sunday during the year 2017
S. No.
Name of the Festival
Date
Day
1 .
New Year’s Day
January 1
Sunday
2.
Shivaji Jayanti
February 19
Sunday
3.
Holika Dahan/Dolyatra
March 12
Sunday
4.
Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu Assam
April 15
Saturday
5.
Easter Sunday
April 16
Sunday
6.
Rath Yatra
June 25
Sunday
7.
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)
October 8
Sunday
8.
Bhai Duj
October 21
Saturday
9.
Christmas Eve
December 24
Sunday
3. This is issued with the approval of the Competent Authority.

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