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Union Home Minister inaugurates 2-day Civil Services Day

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On April 20, 2017, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the two-day 11th Civil Services Day function in New Delhi. This function was organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) under Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

  • The function was presided over by Dr. Jitendra Singh – Union Minister of State Union Home Minister inaugurates 2-day Civil Services Day(Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space.
  • Civil Services Day function is being celebrated since the year 2006. “Making New India” was the theme for Civil Services Day, 2017.

PM Modi presents awards to civil servants for commendable work

On April 21, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented awards for Excellence in Public Administration under following two areas:

Area: Innovation

Initiative Awardees
Cashless Village Palnar Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh
Solar Urja Lamps Project Dungarpur district of Rajasthan

Area: Implementation of Priority Programmes

Priority Programmes Awardees
 

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

Siaha district of Mizoram was awarded in North East and Hill states category
Banaskantha district of Gujarat was awarded under the category of other states
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Gomati district of Tripura in North East and Hill states category
Jalna district of Maharashtra under the category of other states
e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Solan district of Himachal Pradesh was awarded in North East and Hill states category
Nizamabad district of Telangana was awarded under the category of other states
Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana Sivasagar district of Assam in North East and Hill states category
Nalanda district of Bihar under the category of other states
Start-Up India Gujarat state under other states category
Stand-Up India North and Middle Andaman of Andaman & Nicobar islands under Union Territories category.

PM Modi also released two books at the function:

  1. “New Beginning” on Innovations
  2. “Fostering Excellence” for initiatives under identified Priority Programmes.

During the function, a film titled “Making New India – 2017”, by DARPG was also screened.

About Civil Services Day:

  • Civil Services Day is organised in India on 21st April every year
  • On this day, Civil Servants re-dedicate themselves to public service and betterment of society at large.
  • On this date in 1947, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the first batch of probationers at the All India Administrative Service Training School at Metcalfe House in New Delhi.