The Fifth Civil Services Day was organized by the Department on April 21, 2010 at Vigyan Bhavan to rededicate and recommit ourselves to the cause of the people. Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the Civil Services Day celebrations and also addressed the audience. The inauguration was graced by the presence of Honorable Shri Prithviraj Chauhan, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary. Other participants in the Civil Services Day were Secretaries to Government of India, Heads of All India Services, Chief Secretaries, officers from the states / UTs and other Central Services. On this occasion, Honorable Prime Minister also presented the Awards for Excellence in Public Administration for the year 2008-09 to nine initiatives in three categories viz., individual, group and organization. A book on administrative reforms initiatives In Search of Light compiled by this Department was also released on the occasion. Panel discussion on subjects like Peoples Participation, Sustainable Development and Innovation in Governance were organized in which prominent members of the society also participated and shared their opinions.