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Like previous years, Civil Services Day celebrations will be held for two days beginning Thursday.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest at the inaugural session on April 20, according to an official release today.
The PM's awards for excellence will be based primarily on excellence in implementation of five priority programmes -- Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), e-National Agriculture Market (eNAM) and Standup India, Startup India.
In addition, awards shall also be presented for innovative works done in areas of environment, conservation, disaster management, education, health, women and child initiatives, etc.
There will be different breakaway sessions on agriculture, energy, skill development and entrepreneurship.
The plenary session of Civil Services Day, on 'creating value through human capital management in government', will be chaired by Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh.