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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SNP hostility has put public interest journalism at risk

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Jun 2022
It took until late 2020 for civil servants to assemble the group and draw up a remit, but the members got to work quickly and produced recommendations last ......

Govt employees averse to pension rules’ amendment

The News International 27 Jun 2022
“If there is one law in the center and another law in our province, it will be a great injustice to the civil servants of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he said, adding that people had twice trusted the PTI in the province, so it should not ......

PA resumes session at Aiwan-i-Iqbal today

Dawn 27 Jun 2022
... adopted by the house, robbing Speaker Parvez Elahi of his judicial powers to hand down six-month jail to any civil servant found guilty of breaching any privilege of a member of the house....

Jan. 6 hearings: Unsung heroes and echoes of Watergate

The Bismarck Tribune 27 Jun 2022
As happened during the anti-communist McCarthy era, the testimony has provoked counter-reaction — a sense of the civic decency coming from civil servants, including many fellow Republicans, who did their jobs, despite grave personal risk, to ensure that the 2020 election was legitimate....

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

The Citizens' Voice 27 Jun 2022
GAYAN, Afghanistan — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him ... They were dead ... “We don’t have any money to rebuild.” ... U.N ... U.N ... Most civil servants, including doctors, nurses and teachers, have not been paid for months. U.N ... ——— ... Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil....

Help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Waco Tribune-Herald 27 Jun 2022
GAYAN, Afghanistan — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him ... He doesn’t know how many hours of digging passed before he caught a glimpse of their bodies under the ruins ... U.N ... Most civil servants, including doctors, nurses and teachers, have not been paid for months....

The Civil servants – women pioneers

The Gleaner 26 Jun 2022
Civil service was not always a welcoming place of employment for women. Employment opportunities were very limited and discrimination was rife. If a woman was married, the doors were barred to her. The civil service in Britain and her colonies,... ....

Finding justice for the death of a child

Taipei Times 26 Jun 2022
Contacting emergency services is not the duty of a sole civil servant and the code does not recognize joint principal offenders under the circumstance of negligence, so whether a civil servant performed their duties attentively or delayed En En’s hospitalization because of a breach of duty would be treated as separate matters....

Accountants are voted the best kissers in Britain ahead of doctors and nurses while civil ...

The Daily Mail 26 Jun 2022
Often ridiculed as boring beancounters, accountants have surprisingly been voted the best kissers – ahead of doctors, nurses and engineers. And the worst are civil servants, bankers and lawyers, according to a poll of 2,000 Britons by dating site Plenty of Fish ... The coffee shop boss said ... 1 - Civil servants - 2 per cent ... Advertisement. RELATED ARTICLES....

Two years on, Coalition at odds as it faces the perfect storm

Irish Independent 26 Jun 2022
Changing the criteria for the fuel allowance to make more households eligible will be examined in the coming months.Before then the Government hopes to have a new public sector pay deal in place for the State’s 340,000 public and civil servants.Negotiations collapsed at ......

Stab-in-the-back: the nasty old myth that Brexiters are exploiting to explain away the disaster

The Observer 26 Jun 2022
Don’t blame us, blame the civil servants, he courageously declared last week ... The servants were responsible for the ignorance of their masters ... The refusal of the civil ... Go deeper into the myths of the cornered right and the all-powerful civil servant isn’t the only monster you meet....

Wily operator faces toughest test with UK job

The Times/The Sunday Times 26 Jun 2022
The progression is without precedent ... But the state’s most senior civil servant brings to the role a range of political and administrative experience right across government ... ....

Abducted Ekiti Retiree Freed after N4.5m Ransom, Family Reveals

This Day 26 Jun 2022
Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti. The retired civil servant, Chief Israel Bamisaye, whisked away by gunmen from his farm at Orin Ekiti in the Ido/Osi Council area of Ekiti State on Wednesday was set free on Friday night ... The source said, “The pharmacist paid N4.5 million ransom ... ....