Civil Service Day in India Date in the current year: April 21, 2024

Civil Service Day in India Civil Service Day is an Indian professional holiday celebrated annually on April 21. Its main goal is to emphasize the importance of the work that civil servants perform so that their country could prosper.

The Civil Services of India are the state’s permanent executive branch that provides the backbone for India’s administrative machinery. Indian civil servants implement the executive decisions. They are the employees of the Government of India, although not all government employees are civil servants. As of 2010, there are about 50,000 civil servants who administer approximately 6.4 million government employees.

Most civil servants in India are university graduates that have been selected through a rigorous examination system. They are employed at All India Services (Administrative Service, Forest Service, Police Service) or at the Central Civil Services.

On their professional day, Indian civil servants rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people. It gives them the opportunity to analyze their accomplishments and think about future strategies to deal with professional challenges. On the occasion of Civil Service Day, all officers of the Central Government and State Governments are honored for excellence in public administration by the Prime Minister of India.

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