Delhi scraps holidays for anniversaries, too

Delhi scraps holidays for anniversaries, too

Birth or death anniversaries will no more be public holidays in Delhi with the AAP-led government deciding to follow the footsteps of Uttar Pradesh.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced the decision on Friday through Twitter, but did not forget to credit the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government’s decision for giving them the idea.

“The Delhi government will cancel holidays on birth and death anniversaries of eminent people. I have issued instructions to the chief secretary in this regard,” Sisodia tweeted.

Lauding the Uttar Pradesh government, he said, the dispensation in the neighbouring state has taken a “good initiative” and “we should always be ready to learn from other states”.

He also said the acceptance to the AAP government’s decision to set up ‘mohalla’ (local) clinics and scrap use of red beacons have given them more encouragement.

The Uttar Pradesh government on April 25 decided to cancel 15 holidays in educational institutions, saying students would now be taught about great personalities on their birth and death anniversaries.

The AAP government’s decision on holidays and public acknowledgement of its rival for the inspiration comes at a time when it is facing worst criticism over its style of functioning.

Though the decision would not touch the 18 scheduled holidays and the list of 34 restricted holidays for 2017.

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