BSNL Holidays 2023 : Effective / Restricted BSNL Holidays List

List of BSNL holidays 2023 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 2023.

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 2023

DateHoliday NameDaySaka
26.01.2023Republic DayThursdayMagha 6
18.02.2023Maha ShivaratriSaturdayMagha 29
22.03.2023Mashadi UgadiWednesdayChaitra 1
04.04.2023Mahavir JayantiTuesdayChaitra 14
07.04.2023Good FridayFridayChaitra 17
22.04.2023Id-Ul-FitrSaturdayVaisakha 2
05.05.2023Buddha PurnimaFridayVaisakha 15
29.06.2023Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid)ThursdayAshadha 8
15.08.2023Independence DayTuesdaySarvana24
19.09.2023Ganesh ChaturthiTuesdayBhadra 28
28.09.2023Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Prophet Mohammed BirthdayThursdayAsvina 6
02.10.2023Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayMondayAsvina10
24.10.2023DussehraTuesdayKartika 2
12.11.2023Diwali (Deepavali)SundayKartika 21
27.11.2023Guru Nanak’s BirthdayMondayAgarhayana 6
25.12.2023Christmas DayMondayPausha 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023, 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 2023, there are 34 days included in BSNL holidays 2023 list.

BSNL Restricted Holiday List

Date in 2023Restricted HolidayDaySaka
01.01New years DaySundayPausha11
14.01Makar Sankranti / Magha BihuSaturdayPausha24
26.01Basant Panchami / Sri PanchamiThursdayMagha 06
05.01Hazarat Ali’s Birthda, Guru Ravi Das’s BirthdaySundayMagha26
15 FebruaryBirthday of Swami Dayananda SaraswathiWednesdayMagha30
19.02Shivaji JayantiSundayPhalguna16
07 MarchHolika Dahan / DolyatraTuesdayPhalguna16
30 MarchRam NavamiThursdayChaitra09
09 AprilEaster SundaySundayChaitra19
14.04.Vaisakhadi / Vishu / MeshadiFridayChaitra24
15.04Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)SaturdayChaitra25
21 AprilJamat-Ul-VidaFridayVaiskha01
09 MayBirthday of Guru Rabindranath TagoreTuesdayVaiskha19
20 JuneRath YatraTuesdayJyaishtha30
16 AugustParsi New Year’s day / NaurajWednesdaySravana25
20.08Vinayaka ChaturthiSundaySravana29
29.08Onam or Thiru Onam DayTuesdayBhadra07
30 AugustRaksha BandhanWednesdayBhadra08
06 SeptemberJanmashtami (Smarta)WednesdayBhadra15
07.09Janmashtami (Vaishnva)ThursdayBhadra16
21 OctoberDussehra (Saptami)SaturdayAsvina29
22.10Dussehra (Mahashtami)SundayAsvina30
23 OctoberDussehra (Mahanavami)MondayKartika01
28.10Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdaySaturdayKartika06
01 NovemberKaraka Chaturdasi (karwa Chouth)WednesdayKartika10
12 NovemberNaraka ChaturdasiSundayKartika21
13 NovemberGovardhan PujaMondayKartika14
15 NovemberBhai DujWednesdayKartika24
19 NovemberPratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi 9Chhat Puja)SundayKartika28
24 NovemberGuru Teg Bahadurs Martydom DayFridayAgrahayana03
24 DecemberChristmas EveSundayPausha03

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.

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