Civil Services Day not being observed due to General Elections

The Civil Services Day 2019 was not observed on 21st April 2019 due to Lok Sabha elections. The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances has stated that the Civil Services Day will be celebrated once the new government takes over or may even consider clubbing this year’s celebrations with the next year’s programme.

Civil Services Day

Every year April 21st is observed as Civil Services Day since it was on this day Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, addressed the first batch of civil servants in Independent India at the Metcalf House where he referred to civil servants as the ‘steel frame of India’.
On Civil Services Day bureaucrats rededicate themselves to public service. On the occasion of the Civil Services Day, ‘Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Public Administration’  instituted with a view to acknowledge, recognise and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by officers of Central and State Governments towards the welfare of common citizens will be bestowed on the civil servants.

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