Every year, April 21 is celebrated as ‘Civil Services day ‘. The civil service is the permanent executive branch of the Republic of India. The civil servants are the administrators and ensure the implementation of policies of the governments, creating ways for smooth functioning of programmes and ensuring the passage of the benefits to the beneficiaries.
National Civil Service Day 2021: History and Why it is celebrated on 21st April
National Civil Service Day is celebrated on April 21 every year because, on this day, Sardar Vallabhai Patel inaugurated the All India Services in 1947. He was the Home Minister of India. In his inauguration speech, he referred to Civil Servants as the “Steel frame of India”.
On April 21, 2006, National Civil Service Day was celebrated for the first time in India. Since then, the tradition to celebrate National Civil Services Day has been followed.
National Civil Service Day 2021: Significance
Civil Service in our country consists of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and a comprehensive list of All India Services and Central Services Group A and Group B.
The Day is dedicated to all those who are involved in civil service in order to commemorate their exemplary services. On this day, they also make plans for the coming years. The celebration on this day motivates Civil Service officers to work more efficiently for the public.
National Civil Service Day 2021: Celebrations
On this day, Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration are presented to Districts/Implementing Units for implementation of Priority programmes and innovations in different categories.
The Award function brings together civil servants to connect with each other and learn the good practices being implemented across the nation in the field of public grievance. This annual affair is eagerly awaited by all public administrators to celebrate the outcomes of work done in the entire year.