National Civil Services Day

National Civil Services Day

National Civil Services Day in India is observed every year on 21 April. The day is celebrated with the aim of inspiring the efforts and actions of civil servants.

Awards

On this day, Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration are presented to Districts/Implementing Units for implementation of Priority program and innovations in different categories. The award ceremony provides a platform for civil servants to engage with others and learn the good practices being implemented across the country in the field of public grievances.

Administrative service in the constitution

  • A provision has been made in Article 312 of the Constitution for the creation of one or more All India Services for the Union and the State.
  • Article 312 provides for the formation of the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service.
  • After the constitution came into force, a new All India Service i.e. Indian Forest Service was created in the year

Significance:

Sardar Patel called the Indian Administrative Service the “steel frame” of India’s government machinery. They work tirelessly for the smooth functioning of public administration; therefore, such programs are very important to honor their works.

Source – PIB

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