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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Economist proposes anti-poverty programme to support 12MP initiatives

Malaysian National News Agency 28 Sep 2021
The economist and former civil servant said the government should focus on concentrating and helping the poor as more than 600,000 households from the ......

Another damning story of reckless maladministration by the Bio-led government of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph 28 Sep 2021
In their latest story, the Africanist Press accuses the government’s finance officials of expanding the government’s payroll in order to reward ruling party political appointees, thus widening gross pay disparities in the civil service ... The result is an ever-widening payroll gap between political appointees and other civil servants....

SHC seeks record of all govt officers facing NAB cases

Dawn 28 Sep 2021
... court and also asked the NAB chairman and special prosecutor to submit a complete list of all civil servants of the Sindh government who reached plea bargain or opted for VR after the counsel for the petitioners raised doubts about the list filed by the provincial authorities....

How digital cash can lift gross national happiness

Live Mint 28 Sep 2021
The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, landlocked between the teeming multitudes of China and India, shot to global fame in the 1970s with gross national happiness ... MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All. Premium Premium This state extends ban on sale, manufacture of gutkha, .... Even civil servants accepted their pay in commodities ... ₹63 to ₹7786 ... ....

Early sign of arthritis that's a pain in the backside: Too often lower backache is ...

The Daily Mail 28 Sep 2021
His X-ray and MRI scans showed that the bones in the joints, which join the lower spine to the pelvis, were fused and inflamed. Gareth, who lives in Capel Curig, Snowdonia, with his wife Naomi, 42, a civil servant, and son Dion, three, also had a positive blood test for the HLA-B27 gene, which predisposes people to developing inflammatory arthritis....

A hollow roar

Indian Express 28 Sep 2021
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s speech to a gathering of civil servants on Saturday is an example of this kind of hubris ... and deliberation through the legislature, the imperative to build consensus on controversial laws, respect for minority rights and civil liberties....

Zimbabwe: Change Your Mindset - Mnangagwa Tells Agitated Civil Servants

All Africa 27 Sep 2021
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has challenged agitated civil servants to improve the service they offer to the public through and the work of the late national hero, Mariyawanda Nzuwah .......

Civil servants will play their part to ensure policies under 12MP are carried out, says Cuepacs

The Star 27 Sep 2021
PUTRAJAYA. Civil servants are committed to ensuring plans and policies outlined under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) take off so that the people will benefit from programmes drawn up by the government. Read full story ... ....

Meet IAS officer Hari Chandana Dasari, who left her reputed job in London and then ...

DNA India 27 Sep 2021
Lakhs of candidates appear in the civil service exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), every year ... Daughter of a civil servant ... Her father is a civil servant, while her mother is a housewife ... Father inspired her to become a civil servant ... Hari also decided to become a civil servant so that she can also do something good for society....

Pakistan’s first blind diplomat wins appreciation for UNGA speech

Gulf News 27 Sep 2021
Saima Saleem, Pakistani diplomat serving as the counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, became the first blind civil servant to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ... Saima Saleem, 37, describes herself as the “first blind civil servant ......

Two-week ‘Clean Muzaffarabad’ drive kicks off today

Dawn 27 Sep 2021
Three AJK ministers – minister for local government and rural development Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, minister for finance and inland revenue Abdul Majid Khan and minister for planning and development Chaudhry Mohammad Rashid – would also make it to the inaugural ceremony, apart from senior civil servants and representatives of civil society, he said....

Take Scots independence off agenda, ministers told

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Sep 2021
They were advised to take a show-not-tell approach of prioritising policies that will benefit the UK and ensuring that civil servants and ministers think ......

Zimbabwe: President Urges Mindset Change in Civil Service

All Africa 27 Sep 2021
CIVIL servants should change their mindsets and be drivers of devolution and decentralisation to ensure that every citizen has access to basic services such as clean water and well-resourced schools, President Mnangagwa said .......

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