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16th Civil Services Day

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: PIB, IE


Context: April 21st is Celebrated as National Civil Services Day every year.

About Civil Services DayInformation
Date21st April
PurposeTo acknowledge the contribution of civil servants in public administration
HistoryIndia’s first Home Minister Vallabhbhai Patel addressed probationers of Administrative Services Officers on this day in 1947
ObjectiveTo motivate and appreciate the work of civil service officers, evaluate the work of various departments, and award outstanding individuals and groups
AwardsPM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration are presented on this day in various categories e.g., PM Gati Shakti’s national master plan (launched: 2021) has received the award this time in the ‘Innovation (Central)’ category
Constitutional ArticlesArticle 309, Article 310, Article 311, Article 312, and Article 315
About Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875-1950)He was a lawyer, influential political leader, barrister and statesman who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India from 1947 to 1950. Also known as the Iron Man of India, referred to administrative officers as “Steel Frame of India,” played a significant role in the integration and political unification of India, and has a statue dedicated to him called the Statue of Unity


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