Highlights

  • Half-day in central govt offices, institutions on January 22
  • Central govt offices, institutions to remain closed till 2.30 pm
  • Half-day on the occasion of Ram temple 'pran pratishtha' event

Latest news

Ahead of pre-wedding festivities, Anant Ambani launches 3000 acre animal shelter 'Vantara' in Jamnagar

Ahead of pre-wedding festivities, Anant Ambani launches 3000 acre animal shelter 'Vantara' in Jamnagar

Gold, Silver Price Today February 27, 2024: Check Latest Rates in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru

Gold, Silver Price Today February 27, 2024: Check Latest Rates in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru

Wordle 983 Hints and Answer for February 27, 2024: Daily puzzle strategy guide

Wordle 983 Hints and Answer for February 27, 2024: Daily puzzle strategy guide

Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant Wedding: Know what a ‘Lagan Lakhvanu' Ceremony is

Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant Wedding: Know what a ‘Lagan Lakhvanu' Ceremony is

Rajya Sabha polls: SP chief whip resigns before UP Assembly votes

Rajya Sabha polls: SP chief whip resigns before UP Assembly votes

Quordle 764 Hints and Answers for February 27, 2024: A guide to successful resolution

Quordle 764 Hints and Answers for February 27, 2024: A guide to successful resolution

Travel platform Expedia to cut 1,500 jobs globally amid moderating travel demand

Travel platform Expedia to cut 1,500 jobs globally amid moderating travel demand

French President Macron does not 'rule out' sending Western troops to Ukraine

French President Macron does not 'rule out' sending Western troops to Ukraine

Ram temple consecration: half-day in central govt offices, institutions on January 22

All central government offices, central institutions and central industrial establishments across the country will remain closed till 2.30 pm on January 22

Ram temple consecration: half-day in central govt offices, institutions on January 22

All central government offices across the country will remain closed for half a day on January 22, due to the Ram temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya, a Personnel Ministry order issued on Thursday said.

The 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony of the new idol of Ram Lalla at the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram temple is scheduled for Monday. The ceremony is set to be performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"The Ram Lalla Pran Pratishtha at Ayodhya will be celebrated on 22nd January 2024 across India. To enable employees to participate in the celebrations, it has been decided that all central government offices, central institutions and central industrial establishments throughout India will be closed for half day till 1430 hours on 22nd January 2024," it said in the order issued to all central government ministries/ departments.

When contacted, Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told PTI that the decision has been taken in view of the "overwhelming" public sentiments.

"There was a huge public demand across the country regarding this. Decision on half-day closure of central government offices on January 22 has been taken in view of overwhelming public sentiments," he said.


Up Next

Ram temple consecration: half-day in central govt offices, institutions on January 22

Ram temple consecration: half-day in central govt offices, institutions on January 22

Rajya Sabha polls: SP chief whip resigns before UP Assembly votes

Rajya Sabha polls: SP chief whip resigns before UP Assembly votes

Delhi man swallows 39 coins, 37 magnets for 'body building'

Delhi man swallows 39 coins, 37 magnets for 'body building'

Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange Patil, others booked for illegal protests

Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange Patil, others booked for illegal protests

Rajya Sabha gears up for biennial election, here is how it works

Rajya Sabha gears up for biennial election, here is how it works

Rajya Sabha election: BJP and Congress-led opposition battle it out for 15 seats

Rajya Sabha election: BJP and Congress-led opposition battle it out for 15 seats

More videos

Rape survivor shot at by rapist, aides in Rajasthan; 3 arrested

Rape survivor shot at by rapist, aides in Rajasthan; 3 arrested

Tripura govt suspends IFS officer after row over naming lion, lioness 'Akbar' and 'Sita'

Tripura govt suspends IFS officer after row over naming lion, lioness 'Akbar' and 'Sita'

Uttar Pradesh CM gives appointment letters to 1784 youths

Uttar Pradesh CM gives appointment letters to 1784 youths

Minister Jauramajra to inaugurate silver jubilee program 'Bol Punjab De' on Feb 28

Minister Jauramajra to inaugurate silver jubilee program 'Bol Punjab De' on Feb 28

Khurja Junction near Noida airport among 10 UP stations set for makeover under 'Amrit Bharat'

Khurja Junction near Noida airport among 10 UP stations set for makeover under 'Amrit Bharat'

Uri, Balakot strikes befitting reply to rising West front terrorism: Jaishankar

Uri, Balakot strikes befitting reply to rising West front terrorism: Jaishankar

State government taking loan within 3 percent limit of GSDP : CM Khattar

State government taking loan within 3 percent limit of GSDP : CM Khattar

Anil Vij unveils healthcare expansion plans and completed nursing hostel construction

Anil Vij unveils healthcare expansion plans and completed nursing hostel construction

Permanent commission of women in Coast Guard must: Supreme Court

Permanent commission of women in Coast Guard must: Supreme Court

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.