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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The battle with the Blob

The Spectator 01 Jun 2023
It’s easy to see why civil servants might think that they decide the fate of ministers ... Denis Healey was forced to go to the IMF for a bailout in the 1970s after Treasury civil servants gave an exaggerated view of what his policies would do to the public finances ... It’s easy to see why civil servants might think that they decide the fate of ministers....

An update on the Shah Alam Stadium project follies

Malaysia Today 01 Jun 2023
Selangor civil servants staunchly resisting the project. Murray Hunter ... Officers within MBI are delaying the issuing of the letter of contract ... The civil servants who believe the whole project is not in the best interests of Selangor citizens know this and are stalling ... Civil servants are rebelling against Amirudin’s Shah Alam Stadium decision ... ....

Row over biometric attendance system: Doctors, staff turn against Swabi hospital admin

The News International 01 Jun 2023
According to sources in the hospital, most of the civil servants were used to be heads of departments as they had neither joined MTI nor were willing to shift their evening time private clinics to the hospital premises and join the institution-based private practice (IBPP)....

Covid and the politics of panic

The Spectator 01 Jun 2023
If other civil servants are on record making similar remarks, it would reveal a shockingly cavalier approach to the powers that were assumed ... Civil servants end up just as tribal as the ministers they advise and just as happy to wield power without bothering with the usual checks and balances....

How many Muslims clear UPSC CSE every year? Analysis reveals low performance

The Siasat Daily 01 Jun 2023
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recently announced the final results of the civil services examination for the year 2022 ... Analysis of the result revealed that the performance of Muslim candidates in the UPSC Civil Services Exam was low ... The preliminary examination is the first hurdle for aspiring civil servants....

Trump is such a fool.

Democratic Underground 01 Jun 2023
https.// If the CNN report is true and it probably is, some of the MSNBC legal eagles say it's game over for the Mara-a-Lago investigation ... Biggest fucking mistake he's ever made ... And then he replaced all the good civil servants with Trump servants... ....

Acting Governor Attends Pancasila Day Ceremony, Realizing Mutual Cooperation to Build Global Civilization and Growth

Berita Jakarta 01 Jun 2023
Building Civilization and Global Growth, all the invited guests wore regional traditional clothes, including President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as the ceremony inspector who wore the traditional clothes of Deli Sultanate ... About 200 civil servants also attended as ceremony participants....

EU’s first openly gay head of state elected by Latvian assembly

The Lawton Constitution 01 Jun 2023
A bill in Latvia’s parliament that would approve civil unions has stalled despite a ruling by the Constitutional Court granting rights to same-sex couples ... Rinkevics started as a top civil servant in the Defense Ministry and went on to become chief of staff for then-President Valdis Zatlers. ©2023 Bloomberg L.P. Visit ... ....


Malaysian National News Agency 01 Jun 2023
... Minister Nga Kor Ming to review and set new conditions,” he told reporters after handing over keys to the MADANI Dalur housing for civil servants here today....

Terrorism laws ‘misused to spare diplomat Kim Darroch’

The Times/The Sunday Times 01 Jun 2023
A former civil servant has accused the government of “weaponising” national security laws in an attempt to cover up misconduct by Britain’s former ambassador to the United States ... Hale-Byrne denies being the leaker and was never charged ... ....

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