Why Is Civil Services Day Celebrated On April 21?

Getting into the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services is one amongst the sought-after dreams for every graduate. The government has decided to dedicate a day to celebrate their dedication and commitment to serve the nation. The National Civil Service Day in India is celebrated on April 21 as an occasion for the Civil Servants to salute their commitment for implementing the government's policies and schemes up to root level successfully. Explore important details about Civil Services Day.


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When is Civil Services Day Celebrated?

When Civil Services Day Is Celebrated?

The Civil Services Day is observed on April 21 to appreciate the efforts of the Civil Servants who are the backbone of the administrative machinery of the country.

Why Civil Services Day Is Celebrated On April 21?

The Government has chosen April 21 as 'Civil Services day' to commemorate the day when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the probationers of Administrative Services Officers in 1947 at Metcalf House, Delhi. The first Home Minister of India, Vallabhbhai Patel, had referred to civil servants as the 'steel frame of India'.

Civil Services Day Awards

On Civil Service Day, Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Administration are presented to Districts/Implementing Units for implementation of Priority programme and innovation categories. This annual fair award ceremony is a platform for Civil Servants to connect with each other and exchange their ideas. The function is organised by the Department of the Administrative Reforms and Public grievances (DARPG) and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Strength of IAS Officers in various states of India

Here is the data provided by Ministry of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions which talks about the strength of IAS officers as on 1 Jan 2021.

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