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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Govt to prioritise civil servants in technical sector for Public Service Remuneration Scheme

The Star 05 Dec 2023
PUTRAJAYA. The government will prioritise civil servants in the technical sector in the ongoing review of the Public Service Remuneration Scheme, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story ... ....

No NAB probe against civil servants on anonymous complaints: chairman

Dawn 05 Dec 2023
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided in principle not to launch a probe against civil servants on ‘anonymous complains’ and without taking the chief secretary on board ... during the course of investigation the word ‘suspect’ (for a civil servant) will not be used....

Under My Watch, Workers’ Welfare Remains Paramount, Says Mutfwang

This Day 05 Dec 2023
Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang, has reassured the state that the welfare of civil servants in the state remains a top priority for his government, noting that ... public and civil servants, observed that dialogue and negotiations remain key to attending to workers’ needs....

Striking union threatens further action next week

CyprusMail 05 Dec 2023
A 48-hour strike called by Isotita labour union relating to low-wage civil servants drew to a close on Tuesday pending a proposal from the finance ministry ... has completed 18 years in civil service will be upgraded from the A5 to the A7 pay scale, and from A2 to A5 after 12 years....

‘Absolute seriousness required over state finances’

CyprusMail 05 Dec 2023
Absolute seriousness is required when speaking about state finances, President Nikos Christodoulides said, while civil servants are protesting low pay for a second day on Monday ... .......

Corruption Unbound

The Atlantic 05 Dec 2023
The grandest of these plans , at least among those that have been announced by Trump’s allies, mimics Orbán’s “bloodless liquidation,” where loyalists replace nonpartisan professionals and career civil servants ... allowing him to more easily fire a broad swath of civil servants....

Gov’t to construct 365kms of road in Gambia: Barrow

The Point 05 Dec 2023
My objective is to ensure that all major roads in the country are constructed ... It will also help us improve public service delivery within the government and help us track performance of our workers and also digitalise our civil services,” he postulated. “Our social activities shouldn’t affect our work. Now we will be monitoring our civil servants....

Main Questions And Controversies Boris Johnson Will Have To Explain To The Covid Inquiry

Huffington Post 05 Dec 2023
Top senior civil servant Simon Case speculated that Johnson’s wife, Carrie Johnson, was the “secret PM”, while former chancellor Sajid Javid told the inquiry that Dominic Cummings was “prime minister in all but name” ... Former senior civil servant Helen MacNamara also said Hancock ......

France in one-year 'battle' to reopen Notre-Dame

Urdu Point 05 Dec 2023
But its new spire has started to emerge against the French capital's skyline, and is expected to be fully completed when the city hosts the Olympic Games this summer ... We're confident and determined to meet the deadline but it remains a day-to-day battle," the civil servant in charge of restoration, Philippe Jost, told BFM tv last week ... .......

Bloomer, Jerry

The Bryan Eagle 05 Dec 2023
April 13,1941-November 25, 2023. Jerry Hill Bloomer of Bryan, TX passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday November 25, 2023 ... Following graduation from Texas Tech, he and his wife moved to Washington, DC where he worked as a Federal Civil Servant until retirement. After 36 years living in Virginia here turned to Texas, settling in Bryan ... .......

2024 Budget: Obi Raises Red Flag, Declares N15 Billion for VP’s House Not Priority

This Day 05 Dec 2023
Nigeria . ... Chuks Okocha in Abuja ... Most Nigerians may not know that the popular 1004 flats in Lagos, was land allocated for the building of a Presidential Mansion for the then Head of State, General Murtala Mohammed but he “sternly turned down the offer and instructed that the land should be used to build blocks of flats for civil servants ... ....

Why has Ireland shown a striking reluctance to plan its future?

RTE 05 Dec 2023
Analysis ... Irish spatial planning has been dogged by the same incoherence ... Even before the civil service decentralisation scheme was introduced in 2003, it was similarly subsumed by local political concerns ... From RTÉ Archives, Anne Marie Smyth reports for RTÉ News in 2000 on what decentralisation means for civil servants and the regions ... ....