National Civil Services Day is observed in India on 21st April every year to commemorate the day when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India, addressed the first batch of probationary officers at the All India Administrative Service Training School at Metcalfe House, New Delhi, in 1947.
The day is celebrated to recognize the valuable contributions made by civil servants in the development and progress of the country. On this day, the Prime Minister of India presents awards to outstanding civil servants for their meritorious service and dedication to the nation.
The day also serves as an occasion to reflect on the challenges faced by civil servants in delivering efficient and effective governance, and to recommit to the principles of transparency, accountability, and integrity in public service.
National Civil Services Day is an important day for the Indian civil services and highlights the crucial role played by civil servants in nation-building.