21 April is celebrated as a ‘Civil Services Day in India every year. The day is celebrate to appreciate the tremendous work done by officers engaged in public administration, in various departments of the central and state governments.

Government of India chose April 21 as the National Civil Service Day as on this day the country’s first home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the newly appointed Administrative Services Officers in the year 1947. The historic occasion took place at the Metcalf House in Delhi. In his address, he called Civil Servants, the ‘Steel Frame of India’.

21 April National Civil Services Day