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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Wednesday evening news briefing: Truss hits out at civil servants over ‘personal’ King’s Speech ‘attack’

The Daily Telegraph 17 Jul 2024
Liz Truss has attacked civil servants who described her mini-budget as “disastrous” in official briefing notes for the King’s Speech ... sign up to the Front Page newsletter here.Truss hits out at civil servants over ‘personal’ King’s Speech ‘attack’ on her mini-Budget....
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Ex-PM Liz Truss makes official complaint about civil servants after Government King

The Daily Mail 17 Jul 2024
... but I regard it as a flagrant breach of the civil service code, since such personal and political attacks have no place in a document prepared by civil servants - an error made all the more egregious when the attack is allowed to masquerade in the document among 'key facts'.'....
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Making Civil Service Work for the Economy 

This Day 17 Jul 2024
He said civil servants and indeed the public service are often an overlooked critical ingredient in conversations around the growth and development of the country, noting that while political officeholders serve for eight years in office, civil servants serve the nation for decades....
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NHDCL‘s building initiative to curb SJ’s housing crunch

Kuensel 17 Jul 2024
….housing shortage is one of the main challenges for civil servants ... “Finding an affordable house is becoming increasingly challenging in Samdrupjongkhar,” the civil servant said ... With limited government quarters for civil servants in the dzongkhag, some civil servants live in Dewathang, according to the dzongkhag officials....
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Gov’t upholds foreign travel ban for civil servants

The Point 17 Jul 2024
Below reads the full text of the release dated 8 July 2024. ... .......
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Amid Puja Khedkar controversy, a look at rules governing IAS officers, trainees

Hindustan Times 17 Jul 2024
Puja Khedkar, a probationary IAS officer, was relieved from the District Training Programme of the Maharashtra government on Tuesday after being found at the centre of a controversy over her alleged misuse of power as a civil servant ... If a candidate is found to provide fake certificates, the civil servant should not be retained, the rules say....
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Liz Truss Has Lodged An Official Complaint About Labour Mentioning The Mini-Budget

Huffington Post 17 Jul 2024
Liz Truss has lodged an official complaint with the UK’s top civil servant after being repeatedly mentioned in documents published for the King’s Speech ... but I regard it as a flagrant breach of the civil service code, since such personal and political attacks have no place in a ......
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In Pooja Khedkar’s case, the entire UPSC system is on trial

Indian Express 17 Jul 2024
The recent case of IAS probationer Pooja Khedkar has brought shock and disgrace, in equal measure, to the civil services community ... Civil Service has become truly national, shedding its colonial baggage ... She, the civil servant ... Most civil servants recruited by the UPSC are deserving people of exceptional calibre....
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Home Office border security commander QUITS just days after Labour

The Daily Mail 17 Jul 2024
'Top civil servants know this, and so do the people smugglers.'Read More ... Mr Skeates sent civil servants two mass emails announcing his departure, according to the i ... One civil servant told the newspaper ... role, but he is said to have declined because he is 'no civil servant'....
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Gambia: President Barrow Freezes Non-Statutory Foreign Travels

All Africa 17 Jul 2024
... Civil Servants and employees across all Government institutions and agencies....
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Silly walks, inspired and approved by the Ministry of Silly Walks

Boing Boing 17 Jul 2024
John Cleese, dedicated civil servant from the Ministry of Silly Walks, recently posted this terrific rendition of silly walks ......
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Truss claims civil service breach as mini-budget trashed in King’s Speech paper

AOL 17 Jul 2024
... but I regard it as a flagrant breach of the civil service code, since such personal and political attacks have no place in a document prepared by civil servants – an error made all the more egregious when the attack is allowed to masquerade in the document among ‘key facts’.”....
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Truss attacks civil service over King's Speech document

The Spectator 17 Jul 2024
... but I regard it as a flagrant breach of the Civil Service Code, since such personal and political attacks have no place in a document prepared by civil servants – an error made all the more egregious when the attack is allowed to masquerade in the document among ‘key facts’....

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