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Vice President Ansari to inaugurate Civil Services Day today.

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New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Mohammad Hamid Ansari (born April 1, 1934) is the current Vice President of India. He is a former chairman of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM).[1] He is also an academician, a career diplomat, and a former Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University.  will inaugurate the Civil Services Day here today.

The theme for this year is `Excellence in Governance'.

This Day is observed by all the Central Civil Services to rededicate Verb 1. rededicate - dedicate anew; "They were asked to rededicate themselves to their country"
dedicate, devote, commit, consecrate, give - give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a
 and recommit re·com·mit  
tr.v. re·com·mit·ted, re·com·mit·ting, re·com·mits
1. To commit again.

2. To refer (proposed legislation, for example) to a committee again.
 themselves to the cause of the people.

It provides a unique opportunity for introspection as also chalking out future strategies to deal with the challenges being posed by the changing times.

The Day is being celebrated since 2006.

The Vice President will give away the `PM Award for Excellence in Public Administration' for the year 2007-08.

Nine outstanding initiatives in three categories - individual, group and organization - have been selected for the award.

These are:

(i) Financial Sustainability of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation B.M.T.C. stands for Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation. History
BMTC its origin in a private company called Bangalore Transport Company (BTC) Limited founded in 1940 catering to the entire city with just 98 buses.
 (Karnataka)

(ii) Evacuation of Indian Nationals from Beirut during the war

(iii) State Motherhood and Child Survival Programme (Gujarat)

(iv)Activity Based Learning (ABL) Modules (Tamil Nadu) in the individual category.

In the group category, the winners are:

(i) Computerization com·put·er·ize  
tr.v. com·put·er·ized, com·put·er·iz·ing, com·put·er·iz·es
1. To furnish with a computer or computer system.

2. To enter, process, or store (information) in a computer or system of computers.
 of Personnel Information System in Manipur (Manipur)

(ii) SCORE: e-Registration in Bihar (Bihar),

(iii) MCA-21 and

(iv)Improved Health and Sanitation Practices through Convergence among district administration, panchayats and community in district Surguja (Chattisgarh).

The third category of 'Organization' includes one initiative that is Implementation of Risk Management in Customs.

A book on initiatives in e-Governance titled "BYOB BYOB
abbr.
1. bring your own booze

2. bring your own bottle
" compiled by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances will also be released on the occasion.

The book covers various innovations successfully tried out by different Ministries/ Departments, state/UT administrations, national and international organisations.

After the inauguration, the technical session would commence with successive panel discussions on two issues.

The panel discussion will be chaired by the Cabinet Secretary.

The panelists of the first panel discussion on 'Performance Management in Government' areC.M.Vasudev, E.Sreedharan, P.C.Halder, and Dr. Prajapati Trivedi.

For the second panel discussion on 'Civil Service:

Accountability to People', the penalists are Wajahat Habibullah, V.N.Dhoot,. D.Swarup and G.K.Pillai.

The valedictory session will feature an address by the Chief Justice of India The Chief Justice of India is the highest position obtainable by a judge in India.

The chief justice of the Supreme Court is appointed on the basis of seniority by the President of India.
. (ANI)

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