Guwahati: Based on a meeting held by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee on Monday, ‘Bohag Bihu’ which falls on April 15 has been declared as a closed holiday for central government offices in Assam.
The holiday list for the year 2021 for Assam has been revised, stated the committee in a circular.
It may be mentioned that the National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) a major constituent of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers on Monday staged a protest at ‘Meghdoot Bhawan’ against the Central government’s decision to remove ‘Bohag Bihu’ from the list of holidays for the year 2021.
It is noteworthy to mention that the Central government holidays differ from State to State, depending on local festivals. The Central government allots 17 days of holidays and the days vary from State to State.
The holidays in a particular State are decided by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee comprising officers from different Central government offices located in that State.
Similarly, in Assam, the above-mentioned committee held a meeting earlier on December 9, 2020, and decided to remove ‘Bohag Bihu’ from the list of holidays for the year 2021.