♦ On Civil Service Day (April 21), India rewards a number officers with Prime Minister Awards for Excellence in Public Administration. The awards work as a proposal to the civil servants.
♦ The awards are presented in three categories. Category 1 includes hill states and the North Eastern States. Category two includes 7 Union Territories. Category three consists of the rest of the 18 states.
♦ It was on April 21, 1947, Sardar Vallabhai Patel addressed the 1st batch of probationers of Administrative Services. However, the day was once celebrated for the first time in 2006.
♦ According to Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Civil Servants are the spine of the Indian economy. They work tirelessly closer to the easy functioning of public administration. Their responsibilities are closer to executing the policies of the ruling birthday party and no longer with the party itself.
♦ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: He was once born on 31st October, 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat. He was once the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of impartial India. Women of Bardoli bestowed the title ‘Sardar’ on Vallabhbhai Patel, which capacity ‘a Chief or a Leader’. The Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat was constructed in his honour.