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Central govt holiday on Games closing day in Delhi

All central government offices including Public Sector Undertakings in the national capital will remain closed on October 14 -- the day of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.



New Delhi: All central government offices
including Public Sector Undertakings in the national capital
will remain closed on October 14 -- the day of the Closing
Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh today approved a proposal to this effect. Delhi
Government has already declared October 14 as a holiday.

The opening Ceremony of the mega event will be held on
October 3 which is a Sunday while the Closing Ceremony falls
on Thursday. Both the ceremonies will be held at Jawaharlal
Nehru Stadium.

"The Union Cabinet today approved declaration of a
holiday for Central Government offices, including Central
Public Sector Undertakings, located in Delhi on October 14,"
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said after
the meeting.

The holiday has been declared as per the Negotiable
Instruments Act, 1881.

She said the decision will facilitate the movement of
traffic and ensure greater participation of public in the
Closing Ceremony. The Games are scheduled to be held in the
city from October 3 to 14.

Sources said Centre is likely to request governments of
the neighbouring states to consider declaring October 14 a
holiday for educational institutions and government offices in
areas that fall under the National Capital Region.

-PTI

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