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 April 22, 2020

The Governor of Goa, Shri Satya Pal Malik has sent his greetings to the Chief Secretary Shri Parimal Rai and his entire team on the occasion of Civil Services Day.  In his letter to Chief Secretary today, The Governor said that there could not have been a better occasion to congratulate him, his entire administrative machinery, a team of doctors, paramedics, and their support staff for containing COVID-19 in our State so effectively".  The Governor said that he was glad that civil services rose to the occasion in the hour of crisis and proved its mettle in handling the situation with a great degree of professionalism, sensitivity and compassion. However, as a matter of abundant caution, he advised the administration not to lower its guard even a bit against the unseen enemy. The battle is long-drawn and far from over. Only relentless, concerted and coordinated efforts of the entire state administration could make us triumphant.
Rightly termed as 'Steel frame of India', the civil services have played a   key role in the governance of our country, be it framing of public policy and public welfare programs or its implementation or delivery of the services at the grassroots level. The dedicated efforts of the civil servants have made our nation strong and have propelled it on the path of growth and development. The contribution of civil servants in nation-building and in strengthening democracy is unparalleled.
The civil servants are the people with great capabilities and potentials and therefore, they must contribute for the benefit of the nation. On this occasion, he called upon the civil servants to re-dedicate themselves for the welfare of the people and renew their commitment to public service. He urged them to develop a positive outlook, strive towards perfection, perform their duties with neutrality and uphold the constitutional values at any cost.