Punjab Government upgrades restricted holiday to gazetted holiday for April 8th


The Punjab Government has announced Gazetted holiday on Wednesday, April 8th 2020, on the occasion of birthday of Sri Guru Nabha Das.

A spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that according to a notification issued by the Department of Personnel, the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nabha Das Ji was announced for Wednesday April 8th 2020. This holiday was originally on the restricted holiday list, holidays additional to the gazetted list, from which a government employee can choose two to observe each year.

The spokesman added all offices, boards, corporations and other government educational institutions of the Punjab Government would be closed.

The spokesman clarified that in view of the status of COVID 19, the departments/offices belonging to the essential services mentioned in the letter dated March 25th 2020, will continue to function as usual on April 8th 2020.

Sri Guru Nabha Das was a 16th century saint, theologian and the writer of the Holy Scripture, The Bhagat Maal.