Holidays enumerated in schedule 1 shall be considered as Public Holidays in the public offices under Punjab Government during calendar year 2024. Each employee will also be permitted to avail himself/herself any 2 holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the restricted holidays during the calendar year 2023. Each employee will be permitted to avail himself/herself any four second half day holidays to be chosen by him/her to join the Nagar Kirtan/Sobha yatra in connection with the list of occasion given in the calendar year, 2023. Controlling Authority shall ensure to maintain the record of such holidays. The rules applicable in the restricted holidays will also be applicable for these half day holidays. The festival of Raksha Bandhan falls on 19th August (Monday). As such Punjab Government offices/ Institutions will open at 11.00 A.M on that day alone. List of all Public Holidays and Restricted Holidays for the year 2024 will be available in the link given below. This Notification was published on the date of 15.12.2023.