Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel has informed in Loksabha that Government Servants should come to office on Public Holidays if required and it will be compensated by granting them compensatory leave
In a Reply to a question (No.3696) raised by Shri. Harish Dwivedi M.P, the following information is provided by the Dr.Jitendra Singh , Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances and Pesnions .
As per Fundamental Rule (FR)11, the whole time of a Government servant is at the disposal of the Government, which pays him and he may be employed in any manner required by proper authority without claim for additional remuneration.
Sometimes with a view to meeting the exigencies of work such as when a Government business has to be transacted immediately or a deadline has to be met, the Head of the Office can, in the interest of public service, take a decision to keep the offices open fully or partially, even on public holidays. The staff who are deployed on official duty on public holidays are, however, compensated by granting them compensatory leave.
Need for laying down procedure for registering complaintsa in case of any Government/private office remaining open on public holidays has not been felt.
Source : Loksabha