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Civil services steel frame of country, has handled COVID-19 situation with professionalism

The goal for this day is to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people.

President Ram Nath Kovind on April 21 praised civil servants for handling the COVID-19 situation with sensitivity and professionalism. The civil services has played a key role in implementing policies and programmes for public welfare, Kovind stated on occasion of the Civil Services Day (April 21).

Significantly, This date is chosen to commemorate the day when the first home minister of independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the probationers of Administrative Services Officers in 1947 at Metcalf House, Delhi, he referred to civil servants as the “steel frame of India”.

Further, “In the present times too, the steel frame of our country, the civil service, has shown its strength and resolve in handling COVID-19 situation, with sensitivity and professionalism. Confident that our civil services will continue to serve in the best traditions of public service,” The president tweeted.

The president greeted present and former civil servants and their families on the occasion. The government of India celebrates April  21 every year as ”civil services day” as an occasion for the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizens and renew their commitments to public service and excellence in work.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that, “Today, on Civil Services Day I convey greetings to all Civil Servants and their families. I appreciate their efforts in ensuring India successfully defeats COVID-19. They are working round the clock, assisting those in need and ensuring everyone is healthy”.

On Civil Services Day, tributes to the great Sardar Patel, who envisioned our administrative framework and emphasised on building a system that is progress-oriented and compassionate, he asserted.

The Civil Service Day is celebrated on 21 April every year. The goal for this day is to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people. The day gives civil servants the opportunity for introspection and thinking about future strategies to deal with the challenges being posed by the changing times.

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Last Updated: 21 Apr, 12:45 PM IST.

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