Public Servant

Last updated on Jun 15, 2022

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).

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