RJCM A P Cicrcle,
Hyderabad 500 001.
Sub: Request for declaration of holiday on account of Makara ‘Sankranthi’ on 15-1-2014 -reg.
In the list of holidays announced vide Chief Postmaster General L.NO Tech/Holidays/2014 dt11-12-2013 Makara Sankranthi festival was shown on 14-1-2014 and as it was already declared as holiday in c/w Milad-un-Nabi. No holiday was announced for Makara Sankranthi and in its place ‘Holi’was declared as holiday on March 17.
As per the Telugu Almanac the Makara Sankranthi is falling on 15-1-2013. As Sankranthi is declared as festival for Andhra Pradesh only,14TH Jan 2014as RH may be declared as a closed holiday on 15th January 2014in c/w ‘Sankranthi’.
I would like to bring to notice of the Chairman that the Sankranthi is an important festival in Andhra Pradesh Circle. I Need not mention the importance of the Sankranthi festival on which every would like to bewith their families. Earlier a decision was already taken in RJCM that in Andhra Pradesh Circle Sankranthi, Vinayachaturthy and Ugadi are to be declared as closed holidays in respect of three regional holidays.
As Chairman RJCM is competent to declare three optional holidays for DOP other than the holidays decided by Co-ordination Committee, Chairman is requested to declare Sankranthi as closed holiday in place of Holi.
A line reply about the action taken in this regard is highly appreciated.
Secretary Staff side RJCM