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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Non-civil servants to pledge allegiance to government

Hong Kong Standard 19 Apr 2021
The government will require contract workers and non civil servants to take an oath or sign a declaration, with details to be announced in May, according to Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen.  ... As of April 1, there were 129 civil servants who ignored or refused to sign the declaration....
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Nearly 130 civil servants fail to take required pledge of allegiance to Hong Kong government, ...

South China Morning Post 19 Apr 2021
Nearly 130 civil servants have failed to take a new oath of allegiance to Hong Kong as required by the ......
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Johnson defends top civil servants amid Greensill scandal

The Observer 19 Apr 2021
Boris Johnson has insisted there are not “loads of people” working as civil servants while also employed by a business, after at least two senior officials in Whitehall were revealed to have worked simultaneously for the scandal-hit company Greensill ... by civil servants....
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Non-civil servants next to take pledge

Hong Kong Standard 19 Apr 2021
Non-civil servant contract workers will be required to sign a declaration to pledge allegiance to the government, with arrangements to be announced next month, says Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen ... Among the 129 civil servants, 113 were clerks and 16 were from the disciplined services ... Hong Kong has some 170,000 civil servants....
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Establishment Div refuses to disclose civil servants’ assets

Dawn 19 Apr 2021
The Establish­ment Division has refused to make public details of assets owned by powerful bureaucracy, saying this is a labourious and time-consuming task which does not fall within its purview and disclosure of their assets will jeopardise interests of civil servants....
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Establishment Division refuses to disclose civil servants’ assets

Dawn 19 Apr 2021
The Establish­ment Division has refused to make public details of assets owned by powerful bureaucracy, saying this is a labourious and time-consuming task which does not fall within its purview and disclosure of their assets will jeopardise interests of civil servants....
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Saudi anti-corruption agency launches new crackdown on ministry officials and civil servants

The New Arab 19 Apr 2021
New cases mentioned by Nazaha involve staff employed by the several government ministries and regional directorates. Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption committee announced on Sunday that it had started legal proceedings against several former officials and civil servants accused of financial and administrative corruption ... .......
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Myanmar: Civil servants face junta pressure to return to work

Deutsche Welle 19 Apr 2021
Workers associated with the civil disobedience movement have been thrown out of public housing and issued legal notices. Meanwhile, many banks are also grappling with a lack of working employees ... ....
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Lobbying scandal reveals a civil service in decline

The Observer 19 Apr 2021
There are hundreds of thousands of civil and public servants, either in post or, like me, retired, many of whom will be, like me, seething with fury at the behaviour of ministers, civil servants and private sector executives in the current scandal.Amersham, Buckinghamshire....
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Lobbying scandal reveals a civil service in decline | Letters

The Guardian 19 Apr 2021
Most of the “civil servants” caught up in the Greensill affair are from the commercial world, brought in at a senior level by the Conservative government ... Career civil servants ......
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Hong Kong set to fire ‘disloyal’ employees

Anadolu Agency 19 Apr 2021
Hong Kong Civil Service Minister Patrick Nip said about 129 civil servants refused to pledge allegiance to the Hong Kong government, RTHK News reported ... Because as a permanent resident or as a civil servant of the Hong Kong, it's the basic responsibility to bear allegiance to Hong Kong and the administration,” Nip said....
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US Senate must not miss this chance

Taipei Times 19 Apr 2021
The Taiwan Fellowship Act — introduced last month by US senators Edward Markey and Marco Rubio — would create a government-to-government civil servant training and cooperation initiative between Taiwan and the US ... As 10 US federal civil servants would study Mandarin in Taiwan each ......
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UK government too complacent about lobbying crisis: Labour

Press TV 19 Apr 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been warned the revelations, which also show some civil servants have been allowed to take on lucrative private sector work while they were employed by the government, could be an electoral liability....
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