|The award winners at CSD, 2013|
new suggestions and ideas on the format of Civil Services Day. All civil servants of the country are eligible to submit fresh ideas.
In fact, the Civil Services Day is celebrated every year on April 21. On this day in 1947, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the probationers at All India Administrative Service Training School at Metcalfe House, Delhi. The government has for the last eight years organized the event annually.
The present format of the programme is as follows:
(i) Inaugural session in which Prime Minister addresses civil servants and confers the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
(ii) Keynote address by a dignitary.
(iii) Three parallel panel discussions.
(iv) Presentation on the conclusion of the panel discussions is made in the valedictory session.
This year, a number of bureaucrats wrote to BoI complaining that only IAS officers were picked up for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in various categories. Civil servants of most services were ignored. “Is it a Civil Services Day or IAS Services Day”—one officer wrote sarcastically.
But now, you can be a part of the change. The civil servants with new ideas on the format and topics of discussion for the panels can write to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave your comments in the comment box below and initiate a debate in BoI too.
Action and Appointments
a) Shikhar Agarwal, a 1993 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS and currently private secretary to Adviser to PM (director level), on Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development, has been appointed as Director General (Employment and Training) under the labour ministry at the rank of a joint secretary.
b) Anthony Lianzuala, a 1982 batch ICAS officer, has been appointed as Managing Director of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) at the level of a joint secretary.
c) Vikram Dev Dutt, a 1993 batch UT cadre IAS and presently on compulsory wait with the ministry of textiles, has been appointed as a joint secretary in the ministry of defence.