Civil service

The term civil service can refer to either a branch of governmental service in which individuals are employed (hired) on the basis of professional merit as proven by competitive examinations; or the body of employees in any government agency apart from the military, which is a separate extension of any national government.

A civil servant or public servant is a person in the public sector employed for a government department or agency. The extent of civil servants of a state as part of the "civil service" varies from country to country. In the United Kingdom, for instance, only Crown (national government) employees are referred to as civil servants whereas county or city employees are not.

Many consider the study of service to be a part of the field of public administration. Workers in "non-departmental public bodies" (sometimes called "QUANGOs") may also be classed as civil servants for the purpose of statistics and possibly for their terms and conditions. Collectively a state's civil servants form its civil service or public service.

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Don’t say hello, it’s too western, Indian civil servants told

The Times/The Sunday Times 03 Oct 2022
Civil servants have been told to bid goodbye to saying “hello” in the Indian state of Maharashtra, home to Mumbai and an estimated 125 million people ... ....

Shinkiari AC staff asked to vacate offices

The News International 03 Oct 2022
MANSEHRA ... “Non-compliance of the orders/directions will lead to initiating disciplinary proceedings under the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa civil servants rules and other legal actions as per law,” the letter further said. Comments. Comment. ....

Intl overseer changes voting rules in Bosnia

Metro USA 03 Oct 2022
“It is crucial for destiny of this country that there will be no blockades,” he said ... Muslim Bosniaks, Orthodox Serbs and Catholic Croats ... The agreement also gave broad powers to the high representative, including the ability to impose laws and to dismiss officials and civil servants who undermine the country’s fragile post-war ethnic balance. ....

Voting ends in Bosnia election set to bring little change

Metro USA 03 Oct 2022
All countrywide actions require consensus from all three ethnic groups. The agreement also gave broad powers to the international high representative, the post currently held by Schmidt, including the ability to impose laws and to dismiss officials and civil servants who undermine the country’s fragile post-war ethnic balance ... ....

Kwarteng lines up outside candidate as top Treasury civil servant

Financial Times 02 Oct 2022
Appointment of Antonia Romeo to succeed Sir Tom Scholar would be another break with Whitehall orthodoxy .......

UK's Kwarteng favours outsider to run finance ministry, newspapers say

Reuters 02 Oct 2022
LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - New British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng plans to name a civil servant who is a Treasury outsider to run the finance ministry, underscoring how he and Prime Minister Liz Truss want to forge a new policy direction, media reports said....

Roundup: UN envoy announces failure of truce renewal in Yemen 02 Oct 2022
He noted that the proposal submitted to the warring parties on Saturday includes the extension of the truce for another six months, salary and pension payment for civil servants, and the opening of specific roads into the besieged government-controlled city of Taiz and other provinces....

£260,000 of taxpayers’ money to tackle loyalist gangs in Carrickfergus

Belfast Telegraph 02 Oct 2022
Senior civil servants are fearful that an organisation supported by the UVF could win at least one of the bids ... Adding to civil servant concerns is the involvement of loyalist Winkie Irvine in a Carrickfergus-based community group which received thousands of pounds of public money through the Executive Office....

Being bold worked for English cricket, but the economy is another matter entirely

The Times/The Sunday Times 02 Oct 2022
Scholar, ousted from his position as the Treasury’s most senior civil servant by Liz Truss last month, described the government’s new strategy of radical tax-cutting ......
photo: AP / Kin Cheung
Staff members fold the Chinese and Hong Kong flags at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Thursday, March 11, 2021. China's ceremonial legislature on Thursday endorsed the Communist Party's latest move to tighten control over Hong Kong by reducing the role of its public in picking the territory's leaders. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Why are women unlikely to win promotion race at China’s Communist Party congress?

South China Morning Post 02 Oct 2022
Most civil servants recruited by the central government are now women, but they face a tortuous path if they hope to make it to the top ... ....

Blinken discusses with Saudi FM extension of Yemen truce

The Arab Weekly 02 Oct 2022
He added that the expanded truce’s benefits would include "paying teachers, nurses, and other civil servants who have not been paid in years, expanding flights from Sana’a, opening roads in Taiz and elsewhere, and ensuring the continued flow of fuel." ... Yemen’s brutal civil war ......

Harrowing escape from a Chinese concentration camp

The Star Democrat 02 Oct 2022
6 at Snifter’s in Easton. “Chief Witness” details Sauytbay’s life as a doctor before she was appointed a senior civil servant and her sudden, shocking incarceration for the crime of being Kazakh, one of China’s ethnic minorities ... Oct 6 and 13. Cost ... ....

Odessa Kelly for Congress Endorsed by Rep. Jamaal Bowman

The Tennessee Tribune 02 Oct 2022
NASHVILLE – This week, Congressman Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) endorsed Odessa Kelly for Congress in Tennessee’s 7th congressional district ... “As a non-profit leader, civil servant, union member, and community organizer, Odessa Kelly understands the struggles that everyday Americans are facing,” said Rep. Bowman ... I am inspired by Rep ... Rep ... .......

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