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On April 21 every year, India celebrates and celebrates National Civil Service Day. This day is celebrated to commemorate the efforts of civil servants who work tirelessly and relentlessly in various departments and institutions in order to ensure the smooth running of the administrative body. Civil servants are responsible for making policies and ensuring that those policies are implemented, and thus they play an important role in the development of the nation.

National Civil Service Day is also celebrated to remind civil servants across organizations and departments, working at different levels, that nothing is above serving the nation and citizens.

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The first National Civil Service Day was celebrated in 2006 and the ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The Government of India evaluates the work of individuals and organizations and commends their efforts by presenting awards. The Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration is also given to civil servants to honor their outstanding contributions and service to the nation.

The Government of India chose April 21 as the day to celebrate and celebrate National Civil Service Day because on April 21, 1947, India’s First Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the newly appointed and formed Administrative Service Officials. Sardar Patel’s historic speech was delivered at the Metcalf House in New Delhi, where he referred to civil servants as “the steel structure of India”.

“Father of the Indian Civil Service”

Charles Cornwallis is known as the father of the Indian Civil Service due to his contribution to the reform and modernization of the civil services in India. Warren Hastings laid the foundation of India’s civil service, but it was Cornwallis who took charge of bringing about the reform.

Cornwallis also introduced two divisions of the Indian Civil Service, namely: Covenant and Uncertified. While the approved division of the civil service included only Europeans and those in the higher ranks, the unaccredited division was to allow Indians, the civil servants, at the lower level of the administration.

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