Civil Services Day observed across districts

Thoubal, Kangpokpi, Kamjong (DIO): As observed in different parts of the country, Civil Services Day was observed in Thoubal district on Friday.

At the function held at the 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 that using digital services will reduce the corruption menace faced by common people.

He said that the government cannot run without civil servants and we should feel proud to be part of this service. He also appealed to the officers to be a responsible officer and ease the life of common people by providing the services necessitated by them.

The programme 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.

District Administration Kangpokpi also observed Civil Services Day, 2023 at the Multipurpose Hall, DC Office, Kangpokpi. Addressing the gathering, DC Kangpokpi Kengoo Zuringla said that the Indian civil service system is the backbone of the country’s administrative functions and the administrators need to redouble efforts to serve the public more effectively.

She said that 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 themselve and renew their commitment to the public service, she added.

She said that the Civil Services Day was first celebrated in India on April 21, 2006 to commemorate the first Home Minister of India, 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.

She said that Kaikhokam Kipgen (1965 batch) of Haipi village was the first Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Manipur and 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 make decisions keeping in 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 adverse situations. Bureaucrats need to maintain neutrality, that is politically and community wise and objectivity to see the delivery of justice, he opined.

SP Kangpokpi Th. Vikramjit Singh, MPS, said that the service calls for higher responsibility where the civil servants need to perform better with each coming year 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 positions.

The function was also attended by Derick L. Khobung, ADC/ADM; James Doujapao Haokip, CEO SH-ADC; Sub Divisional Officers; SDC HQ; District Level Officers; staff of the DC office among others.

The 16th Civil Services Day was also observed at Kamjong district. Organised by the District Administration, the observance was held for two days i.e April 20-21 at the DC Kamjong Camp Office.

The observation was held simultaneously all over the country on the theme “Viksit Bharat: Empowering Citizens & Reaching the Last Mile’.

Deputy Commissioner Kamjong Rangnamei Rang Peter; SP Kamjong Manjit; CEO/UADC; ADC Kamjong; all SDOs/BDOs, DLOs of Kamjong district and staff members of DC office attended the programme.

On the second day of the observation, those who attended listened to the address given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through live video telecast and committed themselves to render administrative services to the society and the general public more effectively.