In our country, April 21 is celebrated as National Civil Service Day, This day was started to celebrate this day in the year 2006. This day is dedicated to public servants. Those who contribute to the progress of the country. Prime Minister’s Awards are also given for excellence in public administration on 21 April (National Civil Service Day). IAS Officers, IPS Officers and IFS officers from across the country participate in this award ceremony on this day.
National Civil Service Day History
On this day, Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel inaugurated the All India Service. Those who have worked for the progress of the country are given a chance to do national service at the Metcalfe House in Delhi. On this day the servants of the country are called the steel frame.
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On this day in 1947, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the probationers of Administrative Services Officers & laid out the principles of good governance for the civil servants. #MyGovMorningMusings #CivilServicesDay pic.twitter.com/h3kcKGSmwO
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) April 21, 2023
Why is National Civil Services Day celebrated?
This is a service day which is very important for the democracy of the country, This day was established for the welfare of the common people. This day is celebrated to recognize the extraordinary deeds done by the State Government and the District Government. The PM Award was established in the public administration of the country.
Who are National Civil Services Officers?
Officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and All India Services, Central Services Group A and B are called National civil service officers. Charles Marquess Cornwallis is known as the father of the Indian Civil Service. Warren Hastings lead the foundation of civil services in our country.
It was on this day in 1947, the “Father of Indian Civil Service” SV Patel addressed the first batch of civil servants at Metcalf House. Where the foundation was laid & tradition of “Steel Frame Of India” was commenced. Wishes to all colleagues on this #CivilServicesDay. pic.twitter.com/iazKrinIy1
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) April 21, 2023
The national exam is taken to join this service, It has about a thousand vacancies. Millions of people are applying for this position. All such examinations are conducted by UPSC. In which training is given to the candidates after being selected. This exam is conducted in three stages. And this exam is being organized from year 1922.
When was first National Civil Services Day celebrated?
National Civil Service Day was celebrated for the first time in our country on 21st April 1947. Which was inaugurated by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. At that time he was a Member of the House of Parliament. The name of the civil service during the British rule was Indian Civil Service. It was then converted into the India Service.
What is the significance of National Civil Services Day?
The civil service is an important part of the country which is governed by the policies of the government of the country. Civil servants do not bother to describe the words for the society. Therefore, April 21 is celebrated as National Civil Service Day to encourage the contribution made by the National Civil Servants.
Objective of celebrating National Civil Services Day
- This day is celebrated to commemorate the civil service officers and to commend their services
- An officer who has done good deeds is rewarded
- The government uses the civil service to conduct cross-assessments across all different departments
- State government officials are honored by the Prime Minister of India for their extraordinary deeds