Civil Services Day is an occasion for the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizen and renew their commitment to public service and excellence in work. On April 21, the Government of India celebrates ‘Civil Services day’ each year as an occasion for the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizen and renew their commitments to public service and excellence in work.
This date is chosen to commemorate the day when first Home Minister of Independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the probationers of Administrative Services Officers in 1947 at Metcalf House, Delhi, he referred to civil servants as the ‘steel frame of India’. On April 21 2006, the first such function was held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
As we know that Civil Service is the service which is responsible for the public administration of the government of the country. It does not include legislative, judiciary and military personnel. Let us tell you that the civil service members do not take any pledge to any political ruling party but are the executioners of the policies of the ruling political party. 21 April is dedicated to the Civil Service people to commemorate their exemplary services and to reflect back what they have done years back. Also, on this day they make a planning for the coming year, how they have to work for their respective departments.
National Civil Service Day objective behind celebration
- To motivate and appreciate the work and efforts of Civil Service officers.
- Central Government uses this opportunity to evaluate the work of various departments under the civil services.
- The central government felicitate and provide awards to the best working individuals and groups.
- The 'Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Public Administration 'is awarded in three categories:
Every year lakhs of candidates apply for Indian Civil Service exam for almost thousand posts. But we can't ignore that civil service is the pillar on which the government run the vehicle of policies and programmes of the country smoothly.