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Civil Services Day: 21 April

Civil Services Day: 21 April

The Civil Service Day is celebrated on 21 April every year.

The purpose for this day is to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people.

It is observed by all Civil Services.

Background:

It was on this day that Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel addressed the first batch of civil servants in Independent India at Metcalf House where he referred to civil servants as the 'steel frame of India'.

Awards

On this occasion, all officers of Central and State Governments are honoured for excellence in public administration. The 'PM Award for Excellence in Public Administration' is presented in three categories. Under this scheme of awards instituted in 2006, all the officers individually or as group or as organization are eligible.


The award includes a medal, scroll and a cash amount of Rs.1 lakh. In case of a group, the total award money is Rs.5 lakh subject to a maximum of Rs.1 lakh per person. For an organization the cash amount is limited to Rs.5 lakh.

Civil Service Day in 2019

There were no celebrations on 21 April on the occasion of Civil Services Day due to on-going general elections.

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