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Dear Sir/ Madam, We are based in Mumbai and we want to remove 2nd Oct from our holiday list. Can we do that? Thanks in Advance Regards, Ankit Doshi
Dear Ankit
We cannot remove Gandhi Jayanthi from Holiday List.
It is HFH.
The following 4 are mandatory NFH (National Festival Holiday)
1. Republic Day
2. May Day
3. Independence Day
4. Gandhi Jayanthi

Dear Ankit,
Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday and hence can't be cancelled. The holidays declared by central government is of two types. One- compulsory for all (state/central govt departments, govt/private companies) and the other compulsory for central govt departments/undertakings/companies only and optional for rest.
Gandhi Jayanti comes under compulsory category. You may check out holiday list declared by central government to get an idea.
Also to prepare a holiday list for your organisation , you need to check state and central government holiday list and the compulsions made there.
Hope this will be helpful for you.

Gandhi Jayanthi is a Government declared holiday and it cannot be bypassed. And doing so is illegal and severe action will be taken against the organization. However if specific employees are working because of emergency, then Form V have to be filled and the same have to submitted to Inspector of factories.

Dear Friend,
How nice to see this question.. One of the most cherished and leader of this Nation in getting Freedom, now, we are bound to address the question whether Gandhi Jayanthi a holiday can be cancelled?
The worst part, here, in CiteHr the question should have been removed immediately on posting..
This question speak about the real pathetic condition of the employer-employee relation...
The best answer is still you are reading this and citeHr allowed me to write.
May this New Year Bring GoodNess to Al.....

Dear Ankit, I have also seen companies (specially factories) which run 24X7 asking employees of essential services to come on Gandhi Jayanti as they cannot afford to stop the plant.
Let us stop this patriotism nonsense.
We are not a political forum.
Gandhi Jayanti has lost its relevance and no one cares. It's not a religious holiday that someone actually needs to be home for. The question is very much relevant and is being repeatedly asked by many companies and employers.
In any case, this year October 2nd is a Sunday so if you are an office, the question is moot.
As the others have stated, it's a required holiday. But you can work on that day. You will need to give a compensatory off and pay overtime wages for all the employees.

Dear Ankit, You can not remove the Gandhi Jeyanti from Holiday List. But you can run the factory by giving advance intimation ( before one week) to Inspector of Factories in Form V. You have to give double wages or compensation off who are working on the day.
Plz stop this ....
Really your company want give leave you can approach the government the government will give you the correct answer don't ask in public you only think ...
plz give respect to "Father of nation Mahatma Gandhi "

If the govt of india cancel a national holiday on 2nd october then it is possible, otherwise it is not possible.

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