The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is responsible for advising the Government on service related matters that actually cover personnel policy and human resource management. It is in furthering this central role in the governance structure that UPSC has initiated an annual lecture series focusing on the inter linkage of governance and public services.
This lecture series aim at providing a forum for raising issues of contemporary relevance to governance and public administration and to generate ideas and fresh thinking that will help not only the UPSC but concomitantly all other units of governance as well.
The inaugural lecture on ‘Governance and Public Service’ was delivered by Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Hon’ble Former President of India on 12th November, 2009. The Second Lecture was delivered by Hon’ble Vice-President of India Shri Hamid M. Ansari on 3rd May, 2011. The 3rd Lecture was delivered by Hon’ble Former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on 1st December, 2011.