Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Day is celebrated on October 9

October 9 is celebrated as Indian Foreign Service Day. On October 9, 1946, the Government of India established the Indian Foreign Service for the diplomatic, consular and commercial representation of India abroad. Indian Foreign Service (IFS) will grow more and more in the coming years and help to advance India’s interests in the world, said Minister of External Affairs (EAM) S Jaishankar as he saluted members of the Foreign Service on IFS Day 2022. The history of the service and this day dates back to September 1946 when, on the eve of India’s independence, the Indian government decided to create a service called Indian Foreign Service for the diplomatic, consular and commercial representation of India abroad.

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According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA), The origin of the Indian Foreign Service can be traced back to British rule when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was established to do business with ‘European foreign powers’. Known thereafter as the “Indian Department of Foreign Affairs”, it continued to expand diplomatic representation, whenever necessary, to protect British interests, the MEA said.

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In 1947 there was an almost seamless transformation of the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of British India into what later became the new Department of External Affairs and Commonwealth Relations, and in 1948 the first group recruited under the combined civil service examination system of the Union Civil Service Commission joined the service. This entry system has remained the basic mode of admission in the Indian Foreign Service to this day.

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