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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Civil servants spark fury by accusing Israel of genocide and ethnic cleansing - as they ...

The Daily Mail 21 May 2024
Civil servant activists have sparked outrage by accusing Israel of genocide and ethnic cleansing ... 'It is very worrying to see civil servants who are supposed to be impartial and implement government policy singling out one of our closest allies for such one-sided criticism.' Pictured....

Civil servants on strike across Greece

Ekathimerini 21 May 2024
The federation of public sector employees, ADEDY, went on a 24-hour nationwide strike on Tuesday over wage demands ... ....

Law that rules

Dawn 21 May 2024
We all know about political sacred cows, but some civil servants do not lag too far behind; and are themselves often considered ‘untouchable’ in this sense ... The various trainings during the career of civil servants are meant to promote camaraderie and coordination within the law and the ambit of Pakistan’s civil service....

Andy Burnham Lists UK's 'Pattern' Of Crises In Damning Rant Against 'Unelected State'

Huffington Post 21 May 2024
But, the mayor of Greater Manchester wants further action and called for all public servants to be held accountable ... Burnham said all public servants should “tell the truth at the first time of asking” in a Statutory Duty of Candour ... Sunak’s apology yesterday pinned the responsibility on both civil servants and ministers....

Civil service chief quizzed over Scottish policy cost ‘shambles’

The Times/The Sunday Times 21 May 2024
Scotland’s most senior civil servant will be pushed on the “shambles” of ministers repeatedly failing to provide accurate information about the cost of key policies ... UK. Scotland ... Civil service warned Yousaf his policies were unaffordable ... ....

MACC detains two in Sabah over false claims for school equipment

Malaysia Kini 21 May 2024
Company owner, civil servant detained over purported RM10k false claims. ....

Michael Gove warns it is 

The Daily Mail 21 May 2024
Civil servant firebrands spark fury by accusing Israel of genocide and ethnic cleansing - as they also claim Palestinians will 'inevitably resist' their 'oppression'. Civil servant activists have sparked outrage by accusing Israel of genocide and ethnic cleansing....

Fresh SNP misery as Scotland

The Daily Mail 21 May 2024
John-Paul Marks, Scotland's top civil servant, revealed to MSPs this morning that he had already issued a message of frugality to Mr Swinney ... John-Paul Marks, Scotland's top civil servant, revealed to MSPs this morning that he had already issued a message of frugality to Mr Swinney. Your browser does not support iframes ... The top official added ... ....

Infected blood scandal: NHS victims to learn about compensation – follow live

The Times/The Sunday Times 21 May 2024
As the fallout from Sir Brian Langstaff’s report intensified on Tuesday, ministers said that civil servants and Whitehall departments could face corporate manslaughter charges for their part in a cover-up of the infected blood scandal ... UK. Politics. Related articles. Video Icon. VIDEO ... ....

Blame Lawmakers, Not Tinubu for Cyber Security Levy, Says Adebayo

This Day 21 May 2024
While addressing the issue of corruption particularly within the civil service, he said corruption is aided by the political class as civil servants are there merely to carry out professional technical administrative duties as directed. ....

MS Edu Academy awards its SSC, Intermediate toppers cash prizes

The Siasat Daily 21 May 2024
The event was graced by Chief Guest Amirullah Khan, a retired civil servant officer currently serving as a member of the Telangana State Public Service Commission ... the 58th rank in the All India Civil Services exam, also inspired the attendees with his journey and achievements....

Ban on Chinese app TikTok expands over spying allegations

Greek City Times 21 May 2024
Several countries have already banned TikTok over national security concerns ... “It is not excluded ... “In order to guarantee the cybersecurity of our administrations and civil servants, the government has decided to ban recreational applications such as TikTok on the professional phones of civil servants,” said French minister Stanislas Guerini ... .......

Schengen visas fee hiked by 12%: How your trip to Europe can get costlier now

Hindustan Times 21 May 2024
Those who are planning a trip to Europe, specifically to countries falling in the Schengen area, can now expect their trip to get costlier due to a visa fee hike ... The fee increase is taking place on the basis of a review in December 2023, citing the inflation in the European Union and increase in civil servants' salaries as the reason for the hike....

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