21 April: National Civil Service Day
21 April is celebrated as National Civil Service Day all over India.
India started celebrating the Civil Service Day in 1947 when the first Home Minister of Independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, addressed the first batch of civil servants at Metcalf House, Delhi.
He referred to the Civil servants as 'steel frame of India'.
This day is celebrated every year to respect the hard work and dedication of civil servants for the nation.
This day gives civil servants the opportunity to think and introspect about the future strategies to deal with the challenges of the present and future.
The foundation of civil services was laid by Warren Hastings and Charles Cornwallis reformed, modernised and rationalised it. Charles Cornwallis is called as the Father of Civil Services in India.
The highest-ranking civil servant is the Cabinet secretary.