Modern History Simplified: Civil Service reforms post 1930s

Government of India Act 1935
1. The 1935 Act recommended the establishment of a Federal Public Service Commission and Provincial Public Service Commission under their spheres.
Civil Services in Post Independence
  1. For reasons of national unity and achieving a minimum level of administration, the Indian Civil Service and Indian Police Service were allowed to continue after independence.
  2. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, our first Home Minister, envisioned the civil services as the country’s “steel frame.”
  3. On April 15, 1958, then-Union Home Minister Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant announced in the Lok Sabha that the government would establish a National Academy of Administration to train all Civil Services recruits.
  4. The Academy’s name was changed to “Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration” in October 1972, and the word “National” was added in July 1973.
  5. The Academy is now known as the “Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration” (LBSNAA).

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