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Civil Services Day: 21 April

Civil Services Day: 21 April


The Government of India celebrates Civil Services Day on 21st April every year.

The Civil Services Day celebrates all the civil servants who dedicated their lives to the cause of citizens and to renew their commitments to public service and excellence in work.

As part of Civil Servant Day celebrations, Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration are conferred to Districts/Implementing Units for effective implementation of Priority programme and innovation categories.

Civil Services Day is celebrated to commemorate the day when the first Home Minister of Independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the probationers of Administrative Services Officers in 1947 at Metcalf House, Delhi.

During his address, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel referred to civil servants as the ‘steel frame of India’.

The day was first celebrated on 21 April 2006 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

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