The first National Civil Services Day is celebrated every year on 21 April. National Civil Services Day is dedicated to civil servants to reflect on their achievements and make plans for the coming year in their respective departments.
First time National Civil Services Day was celebrated on 21 April 2006, and it commemorates the day when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed probationers of the Administrative Services Officers in on 21 April 1947.
The day recognizes the exemplary services of government workers and veterans’ accomplishments. Medals are given to selected civil servants for their contribution towards nation-building. The prime minister presents awards of excellence to honor civil servants for their significant contributions and motivate them to work more efficiently for the public.
Who are Civil Servants :
The civil services in India consists of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and a comprehensive list of All India Services and Central Services Group A and Group B. They are the backbone of the administration and ensure the implementation of government policies and the smooth functioning of programs to pass benefits to the people.
Q.: National Civil Services Day is celebrated at which date ?
a) 14 March
b) 21 April
c) 1 May
d) 7 July
And : b) 21 April