You are a public servant if you are:
- Working for the government
- Your salary is paid by the government
- The work you do is a public duty
You can also be considered a public servant if you are:
- Working for and are being paid by a local authority like a municipality or panchayat.
- Employed in educational or cultural institutes which get money from the central, state or local government (like the panchayat).
- A co-operative society engaged in agriculture, industry, trade or banking, and the co-operative society is receiving money from:
- the government, or
- a company created by laws passed by the government, or
- a company that is owned or controlled by the government or aided by the government, or
- a company in which the government is the majority shareholder.
- Employed by and being paid by:
- a company established under central or state laws (for example, the Life Insurance Corporation), or
- a company which is aided by, owned or controlled by the government, or
- a company where the government is the majority shareholder (for example, the Air India Limited).