16th Civil Services Day

16th Civil Services Day
 

News: April 21st is Celebrated as National Civil Services Day every year.
 

Background:
 Independent India’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed probationers of Administrative Services Officers on this day in 1947.
 Also known as the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel referred to administrative officers as “Steel Frame of India”
 

About:
 It acknowledges the contribution of civil servants in public administration.
 It looks to motivate and appreciate the work of civil service officers, evaluate the work of various departments, and award outstanding individuals and groups.
 PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration are presented on this day in various categories. For ex, PM Gati Shakti’s national master plan (launched: 2021) has received the award this time in the ‘Innovation (Central)’ category.
 

Which are the articles that govern Civil services in India?
 Article 309, Article 310, Article 311, Article 312, and Article 315

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