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Ref: Confd./GENL/2013-14                                               Dated – 26.09.2013


Sri. V. Narayanasamy
Hon’ble Minister of State
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
New Delhi - 110001


Sub: -  Request declaration of Holiday on 14.10.2013 in lieu of 13.10.2013 – case of Karnataka State.

The main festival of Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) is being celebrated on 14.10.2013 in entire Karnataka State and the world famous Jambu Savari procession takes place on 14.10.2013 at Mysore. As the standard holidays for Vijaya Dashami has been declared on 13.10.2013 vide your office letter dated 05.06.2012, the C. G. Employees could not avail holiday on 14.10.2013, the real date of its celebration.

The optional holidays could not be exercised in the state on 14.10.2013, as they have already been exercised for Sankranthi, Ugadi & Ganesh Chatturthi as holidays by the CGEWCE, Karnataka. As such the only option available is to modify the holiday on 13.10.2013 as 14.10.2013 only in respect of Karnataka Circle.

As this is a main festival in respect of Karnataka Circle, it is requested to consider the option at the earliest.

A line in reply about the action taken is highly solicited.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

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