National Civil Services Day

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National Civil Services Day is celebrated every year on 21st April.

  • On this day, officers of the Central and State Governments are honoured by the Prime Minister of India for their exceptional service in the field of public administration.

  • The civil service system is the backbone of the administrative machinery of the country.

  • Civil servants are responsible for the successful implementation of all government policies and schemes.

  • It includes (IAS) Indian Administrative Services, (IPS) Indian Police Services, (IFS) Indian Foreign Services, Central Group A and Group B Services.

  • History of the day 

  • Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India, inaugurated the All India Services on April 21, 1947.

  • The previous Indian Civil Services under British India at that time were changed into All India Services under full Indian control.

  • He delivered the speech at the All India Administrative Services Training School at Metcalfe House, Delhi. In his speech he called the civil servants the 'steel frame of India'.

  • About Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  • He is known as the Iron Man of India.

  • He was an Indian barrister and a part of the Congress during the freedom struggle.

  • He was First Deputy PM, first Minister of Home Affairs, first Minister of Information and first Minister of States.

  • He played an important role in the integration and political unification of India.

  • The Statue of Unity (182 m), the world's tallest statue, is a tribute to him.

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