Attend I-Day flag hoisting or face action: Govt tells babus

Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, government has warned all invited officers that absence from flag hoisting ceremony will be viewed seriously.

Bureaucrats should remain apolitical: Govt

Govt on Tuesday asked the bureaucrats to remain apolitical to give people a fair deal of governance.

Single-window system launched for handling babus` graft cases

A single-window clearance system has been started by the government to avoid inordinate delays in dealing with corruption cases related to IAS officers.

`No move to divest states of power to punish civil servants`

The government is not planning to divest power from the states to punish a civil service officers, Lok Sabha was told Wednesday.

Govt approves fresh changes to Code of Conduct for ministers

Seeking to check the misuse of bureaucrats by ministers for political purposes, both at the Centre and in the states, the government on Thursday approved fresh changes to a 50-year-old Code of Conduct for the political executive.

IAS officers will no more act on oral orders: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central and state governments to usher in bureaucratic reforms, lamenting that political interference was affecting the functioning of bureaucracy.

Don`t bow to political interference: President to civil servants

President Pranab Mukherjee asked bureaucrats to not be subject to political interference and advised that civil servants should tell politicians what cannot be done and why it cannot be done.

Share perception that bureaucrats face political pressure: Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said he shared the perception that bureaucrats face political pressure and advised civil servants to be patient and communicate to politicians what cannot be done.

China to recruit 19,000 civil servants

China`s government agencies will recruit over 19,000 civil servants in 2014, according to an official announcement.

SC declines to entertain PIL to insulate civil servants

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a petition seeking directions to insulate the country`s civil servants from political victimisation and patronage.

Manmohan Singh`s pep talk to young civil servants

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday gave a pep talk to young civil servants, narrating how he entered public life to "wipe" the tears of the country`s citizens.

Tharoor tells babus to be responsive to citizens` demands

Civil servants should be responsive and accountable to meet demands of "informed" citizens for better services, Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor has said.

Don`t bow down to pressure: Govt tells newly induc

The Government Thursday asked newly selected bureaucrats to be upright while facing pressures that might come from various quarters during their service and act as agents of change.

Some civil servants `earned more than the UK PM`

Around 300 British civil servants
earned more than the country`s Prime Minister, David Cameron,
last year, government figures have revealed.

Bahrain to prosecute civil servants over protests

Bahrain`s official news agency says dozens of civil servants will face "legal action" for participating in anti-government protests in the Gulf kingdom.

New collectors for eight districts

In a minor shuffle of civil servants, Kerala Government posted new collectors for eight districts.

Officers should stay away from public functions: C`garh govt

Chhattisgarh government has asked its officers to refrain from attending public programmes, including inaugurations, as chief or special guests.

Greek flights halted by civil servant protest

Greek civil servants are protesting against austerity measures.

Centre surveying civil servants for opinion on policies

The Centre is conducting an
exhaustive survey amongst officers of ten civil services in
the country to assess their perceptions on government polices
and works which would help rule makers frame future goals.

Venezuela civil servants to work five-hour days

Venezuelan civil servants will work five-hour days beginning Monday - from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - to help save electricity because of the country`s serious energy deficit.