Imphal, Apr 21:
As observed in different parts of the country, Civil Services Day was observed in various districts of the state including Thoubal and Kangpokpi District today.
At the function held at Conference hall, Deputy Commissioner Thoubal, A. Subhash Singh IAS urged all District Level Officers to work towards solving issues faced by the common man by using digital services. He said using digital services will reduce the corruption menace faced by common people. He said Government cannot run without civil servants and we should feel proud to be part of this service. He also appealed the Officers to be a responsible officer and ease the life of common people by providing the services necessitated by them.
The program was attended by SP Thoubal Jogeshchandra Haobijam IPS, ADM Thoubal B. Lokeshor Sharma, AC to DC, SDO Thoubal and Lilong and all District level Officers of various departments .
The Indian civil service system is the backbone of the country’s administrative functions and the administrators need to redouble efforts to serve public more effectively. The statement was made by Deputy Commissioner, Smt. Kengoo Zuringla, IAS, during the observance of the Civil Services Day, 2023 organised by the District Administration Kangpokpi at the Multipurpose Hall, DC Office, Kangpokpi today.
She said at the end of the day, what really matters is the dedication and commitment that calls for risk, determined decision and action with which we serve our community and the nation as a whole. The Civil Services Day gives an opportunity to the civil servants of India to rededicate themselves and renew their commitment to the public service.
Speaking regarding the history and significance of the Civil Services Day, she said the day was first celebrated in India on April 21, 2006 to commemorate the first Home Minister of India, Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, widely known as the ‘Iron Man of India’. He is considered to be one of the founding fathers of the Indian Civil Services, she added.
Regarding the history about our State, she said Kaikhokam Kipgen (1965 batch) of Haipi village was the first Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Manipur and Smt. Christianson Raikhan Chibber (1978 batch) being the first among women. She said the total strength of seat allotment of IAS in Manipur is 63, one by third allotted from the State Service.
Divisional Forests Officer (DFO), N. Ganesh, IFS, spoke on the responsibilities of the civil servants. He said in the service which requires constant motivation, the officers need to take decisions keeping view whether it is benefiting the poorest of the poor. Stating that for better administration there is a need to bridge the gap between the bureaucrats and the public, he said the civil servants must know how to function and deliver even during the adverse situations. Bureaucrats need to maintain neutrality, that is politically and community wise and objectivity to see on the delivery of the justice, he opined.
Superintendent of Police (SP), Th. Vikramjit Singh, MPS, said that the service calls for higher responsibility where the civil servants need to perform better with each coming years and the observance of the Civil Services Day reminds us that the objective is to uplift the needy people. Stating that there is no room for complaints regarding constraints that the civil servants face, he said the officers have to deliver for the general public as we are in top leadership position.
The function was also attended by Derick L. Khobung, ADC/ADM; James Doujapao Haokip, CEO SH-ADC; Sub Divisional Officers of the Kangpokpi district; SDC HQ; District Level Officers; staffs of the DC Office among others.
National Civil Services day commemorate the day when Sardar Vallabhai Patel, India’s first Home Minister, addressed the Probationers of the Administrative Services Officer in 1947.Government of India observes 21st of April every year as Civil Services Day . The first function was held in Vigyan Bhawan, on 21st April, 2006. The day gives opportunities to the Civil Servants of India to rededicate themselves and renew their commitment to public service.