BSNL Holidays 2024 : Effective / Restricted BSNL Holidays List

List of BSNL holidays 2024 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 2024.

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.

BSNL Holidays
BSNL Holidays

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.

BSNL Holidays 2024

DateHoliday NameDaySaka
15.01.2024Pongal/Magha BihuMondayPausha 25
26.01.2024Republic DayFridayMagha 06
08.03.2024Maha ShivaratriFridayPhalguna 16
29.03.2024Good FridayFridayChaitra 09
11.04.2024Id-Ul-FitrThursdayChaitra 22
21.04.2024Mahavir JayantiSundayVaisakha 01
23.05.2024Buddha PurnimaThursdayJyaishtha 02
17.06.2024Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid)MondayJyaishtha 27
17.07.2024MuharramWednesdayAshadha 26
15.08.2024Independence DayThursdaySarvana 24
07.09.2024Ganesh ChaturthiSaturdayBhadra 16
16.09.2024Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Prophet Mohammed BirthdayMondayBhadra 25
02.10.2024Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayWednesdayAsvina10
12.10.2024DussehraSaturdayAsvina 20
31.10.2024Diwali (Deepavali)ThursdayKartika 09
15.11.2024Guru Nanak’s BirthdayFridayKarthika 24
25.12.2024Christmas DayWednesdayPausha 4

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

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 2024 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 2024 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 employees 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.

In 2024, 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.

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 2024, there are 34 days included in BSNL holidays 2024 list.

BSNL Restricted Holiday List

Date in 2024Restricted HolidayDaySaka
01-JanNew years DayMondayPausha11
13- JanLohriSaturdayPausha 23
14- JanMakar Sankranti / Magha BihuSundayPausha24
17- JanGuru Gobind Singh’s BirthdayWednesdayPausha27
25- JanHazarat Ali’s BirthdayThursdayMagha 05
14- FebBasant Panchami / Sri PanchamiWednesdayMagha25
19-FebShivaji JayantiMondayMagha30
24-FebGuru Ravi Das’s BirthdaySaturdayPhalguna 5
06-MarBirthday of Swami Dayananda SaraswathiWednesdayPhalguna 16
24-MarHolika Dahan / DolyatraSundayChaitra 04
25-MarHoli/ DolyatraMondayChaitra 05
31-MarEaster SundaySundayChaitra 11
05-AprJamat-UL-VidaFridayChaitra 16
09-AprUgadi/ChaitraSukladi/ Gudi Padava / Cheti ChandTuesdayChaitra 20
13-AprVaisakhadi / Vishu / MeshadiSaturdayChaitra 24
14-AprVaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)SundayChaitra 25
17-AprRam NavamiWednesdayChaitra 28
07-JulRath YatraSundayAshadha 16
15-AugParsi New Year’s day / NaurajThursdaySravana 24
16-AugVaralakshmi VratamFridaySravana25
19-AugRaksha BandhanMondaySravana 28
26-AugJanmashtami (Smarta)MondayBhadra 04
15-SepOnam or Thiru Onam DaySundayBhadra 24
03-OctBathukamma / 1st NavaratraThursdayAsvina 11
10-OctDussehra (Saptami)ThursdayAsvina 18
11-OctDussehra (Mahashtami) / Dussehra (Mahanavami)FridayAsvina 19
17-OctMaharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayThursdayAsvina 25
20-OctKaraka Chaturdasi (karwa Chouth)SundayAsvina 28
31-OctNaraka ChaturdasiThursdayKartika 9
02-NovGovardhan PujaSaturdayKartika11
03-NovBhai DujSundayKartika12
07-NovPratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi 9Chhat Puja)ThursdayKartika 16
24-NovGuru Teg Bahadurs Martydom DaySundayAgrahayana 03
24-DecChristmas EveTuesdayPausha 03

If any queries on the closed days may clear at BSNL Customer Care Number regarding mobile, landline, or broadband services, All the dates mentioned in BSNL holidays list 2023 are accurate and the offices of BSNL are compulsorily closed on effective dates mentioned in the list of BSNL holidays for 2023, but, on the dates mentioned in Restricted holidays, the concerned employee-only may not available if availed RH.