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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An Agnipath for the IAS?

Financial Express 17 Aug 2022
But it definitely isn’t! While absolutely accurate data is hard to collate, many World Bank, ILO, OECD, and Institute of Conflict Management studies indicate that India has one of the lowest civil servants per 100,000 people ... for both middle- and senior-level civil servants....

Boost for Liz Truss as 11 Tory whips come out to back her in leadership fight

The Daily Mail 17 Aug 2022
Eleven Tory whips came out to back Liz Truss yesterday in a major boost for her campaign ... Whip James Duddridge said ... Civil servants must quit Whitehall for at least a year under... ....

Liz Truss' tax plan will kick millions into destitution, says Tory leadership rival Rishi Sunak

The Daily Mail 17 Aug 2022
Rishi Sunak last night claimed millions of people risk being 'kicked into destitution' under Liz Truss as he delivered an excoriating attack of her economic policy ... A Truss campaign source responded. 'It's clear that [Nicola] Sturgeon isn't the only attention seeker in Scotland ... Civil servants must quit Whitehall for at least a year under... ....

Civil servants must quit Whitehall for at least a year under Rishi Sunak's plans to ...

The Daily Mail 16 Aug 2022
Senior civil servants would need to spend at least a year outside Whitehall under radical reforms pledged by Rishi Sunak ... ‘As chancellor I saw parts of the British civil service at its best, delivering world-class Covid support schemes in record time....

Civil servants threaten to strike over plans to cut redundancy cash to three weeks for ...

The Daily Mail 16 Aug 2022
Ministers have provoked a fresh row with unions for pushing on with plans to cut civil servants' redundancy pay while aiming to shed 91,000 Whitehall jobs ... The plans come as government efficiency minister Jacob Rees-Mogg works on a target of shrinking the Civil Service by a fifth....

Sunak plan to grill Scottish civil servants is akin to show trials, say SNP

AOL 16 Aug 2022
“Their plans to demand Scottish civil servants are forced to be grilled by Westminster committees amount to little more than sinister show trials, but also speaks volumes about their lack of confidence in Tory MSPs to do the job of scrutinising Government ... “Whoever wins this leadership contest, Scotland loses ... ....

How a former civil servant from Kolkata topped the monthly charts of PMS funds last month

The Times of India 16 Aug 2022
Last month when the Nifty bounced back with a nearly 9 per cent return, a small 3-year-old PMS fund based out of Kolkata and run by a former civil servant who worked for a few years in the Income Tax department surprised by topping the monthly charts with a 17.43 per cent return ... Edited excerpts from an interview with Singhania. ... Santosh Singh ... ....

PM calls on civil servants to defend govt against false claims, accusations

The Star 16 Aug 2022
PUTRAJAYA. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government led by him is a joint-government that emphasises the Malaysian Family (Keluarga Malaysia) concept. Read full story ... ....

Plan to cut civil servants’ redundancy pay ‘add insult to injury’, says union

The Independent 16 Aug 2022
Ministers want ‘job cuts on the cheap’, says PCS union – as Rishi Sunak attacks ‘bloated’ state ....

Trade union anger over 26% cut civil service redundancy pay

BBC News 16 Aug 2022
Trade unions have reacted angrily to government plans to cut civil servants' redundancy pay by an estimated 25.9%. It comes as ministers seek to reduce civil servant jobs by 91,000 ... Dave Penman, of the FDA union, which represents senior civil servants, said ... "Civil ......

Rishi Sunak vows Whitehall ‘shake-up’ and Civil Service job cuts

The National 16 Aug 2022
Senior civil servants would also spend a year working outside Whitehall if they want promotion, said the former chancellor ... More senior civil servants would be required to spend time outside London under the plans, the Sunak campaign said.UK Conservatives on the leadership campaign trail — in pictures....

Handouts target crucial voters

Ekathimerini 16 Aug 2022
Pensioners and civil servants will be the main beneficiaries of the extra support measures that are to be revealed by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in his keynote speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair on September 10 ... Civil servants may also be granted the end of a 1% charge on their salaries that goes to their Welfare Fund....

Rishi Sunak wants reform to fight groupthink in civil service

The Times/The Sunday Times 16 Aug 2022
Senior civil servants should have to spend a year in the private sector as a corrective to Whitehall groupthink, Rishi Sunak has proposed....

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