Saturday, June 20, 2009

Defination of Gazetted Officers in India

A gazetted officer is a civil servant and the authority to stamp comes from president of India.
In India, Gazette is published on regular bases, it is a official Central Government Publication(nicked name Gazette). It publishes the promotions of of certain government official.

If a person's name is published in the Gazette, he/she is called Gazetted, in most cases they are honorary Justice of peace and have same standing as some of the Magistrates. This is why their signatures on certain document are recognised.
Therefore gazetted officer is an officer in Indian government service whose signature is required for attesting certificate copies & photograps of a person.

The Indian government officials are classified into Class C,D,B and A. The Class C and D consist of Upperdivision and lowerdivison clerks grade. Grade B and A belong to the class of officers whose transfer, appointment, promotion and supperannuation is published on an yearly basis in the official gazatte.These officials belong to the managerial class of the government services and belong to the policy formulation, policy implementation, personnel management and the like. Such officers, among other functions have also in their jurisdiction, the power to verify the documents for academic and other purposes

Any catagory of persons who are listed in "Gazette of India" are Gezetted. As simple as that..!!


Governments categorise their employees from Class 1 to 4.

Class 4: Unskilled or semiskilled.

eg. Peon, attender, driver, gardener, Lans Naik, Naik etc


Class 3: Semi skilled with no decision making authority.

eg. Clerk, Head clerk, Assistant, Typist, Stenographer, Telephone operator, Havaldar, Havaldar major and NCOs, etc


Class2: Officers with some supervisory/managerial role.

eg. Section Officer, BDO, Tahsildar, Junior doctors, Assistant Executive Engineer, Lecturers in Government colleges, Headmaster of Government high schools, Junior Doctors in Government hospitals, 2nd Lieutenant to Major, etc


Class 1: Executive power vested officers,with decision making powers.

All India services, though posted to states; promotees from states to the cadre of Assistant Commissioner and above and to the cadre of All India services ; Police officers of Circle Inspector and above; Additional District Civil surgeons, Executive Engineers and above, District Medical Officer and above, Lt.Col. and above, Principals of Government colleges and above, Readers and above of Universities, etc.

Nationalised bank officials are not gazetted officers but protocol ranks exist.

Among the powers and responsibilities of a Gazetted Officer, are the certifications and authentification of photo copies etc. That's why we go to them for attesting our copies where they actually have to see an original of that and certify that the copy is the actual copy of the original as seen by them.

115 comments:

  1. can you please tell whether a medical officer of esi hospital a gazetted officer?

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  2. Yes, Medical officers of All Govt hospital are designated as Gazetted officers, but not the apprentices or internee doctors.

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    1. @Minu--i think u need to go through once again in this matter which u mentioned above:

      "Class 3: Semi skilled with no decision making authority.

      eg. Clerk, Head clerk, Assistant, Typist, Stenographer, Telephone operator, Havaldar, Havaldar major and NCOs, etc"

      (A)According to Wikipedia and other sources NCOs or Non Commissioned Officer like JCO or Junior commissioned Officers are Gazetted Officers class II and authorized to attest any legal documents.
      (B)The JCOs(NCOs)work as in-Charge of the Department/Platoon.How did u grouped them as Non Decision taking authority ??

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    2. true said .....JCOs are an honorary ranked even president of INDIA need to prefix sahab before taking their name

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  3. why r the bank officials not gazeted.They hold even more responsibilities then many gazeted ranks in many departments.The r instrumental in regulation of wealth in the nation, and hence economic developement of economy.The exam for the bank pobationary officer is much tougher than the CDS or State Civil Services.

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    1. Bcoz they are not appointed by President or Governor of State. Such officers are not selected through UPSC or State Public Commission.

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    2. Don't compare Bank PO Exams with CDSE.you may find CDSE written easier but after clearing exam you have to go through SSB and medicals and i do not need to tell how gruelling the whole process is.

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    3. Swapnil is exact...UPSC /State Civil Service Exams / CDSE are no cakewalk and can not come to the comparison even with Banking Service exams / P.O. Exams. ...the later is well nigh a clerk like Math- Eng- GK exam.

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  4. Can you please tell me that is the post of Section Officer Commercial Audit a Gazetted post I am confused because earler it was not but I have recently heard from many people that it is been reclassified as a gazetted post ....

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  5. Probationary Officers in (SBI,OBC,IDBI, etc..) is a gazetted post or not?

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  6. No Probationary officers are not gazetted officers

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  7. I want to apply for one of post in government.

    They have asked to attest P.P size photo in the application form by Gazetted Officer Class A or B.

    I have attested it with my college's Director.

    My college is affiliated to Gujarat University .

    Is it valid attest by Director

    Thanks

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    1. no dude. not possible

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  8. Hi guys,
    Just want to know if the principal of KV (Central School) is a gazetted officer.
    Thanks.

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  9. The obsolete rules wasting time of comman man ..... why attestation is required ???
    And I dont think anybody checking whether attestation is genuine of fake ......

    Nobody ask it in Private sector ........ just self attestation is sufficient .........
    Avove all, goverment need to centralise all citizen's data at a single place........ so just, one ID can do everything ........

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  10. Hi I hv a application form of domicile certificate which is need for Dite course.....can u advice me who one can attested the docs. of the same...

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  11. pls give early reply.......thanks Rakesh

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  12. Ms Minu You are wrong on one aspect ie, Any armed forces commissioned officer of which the rank starts from Lieutenant in the Army is a Commissioned Officer by the President of the Republic of India is a Class 1 gazetted officer also..Please correct it in your capacity..You had mentioned that Lieutenant to Major is Class 2.its wrong

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  13. Nice information...

    But would you please clarify whether some/all of the Class-2 officers are Gazetted officers?

    More specifically I would like to know about the class of Junior Medical Officers, whether they fall under class-1 or class-2 (I know that they are gazetted officers)?

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  15. Hi Minu , Can u please clarify me on the point that the Lecturers in all Government colleges are Gazetted Officers ?

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    1. They are appointed by the Governor of a state. Moreover nowadays, they must clear NET, which is treated a A Grade National Exam.

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  16. can u please say the officers who are gazetted in army

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  17. I am myself a Gazetted Officer so would like to share who the Gazetted officers are? In fact as rules and procedure, Government servants are categorised as Group A, B, C & D. Now after sometime there would be no Group D. When Recrutiemt Rules are framed and published in the Gazettee of India or State, it has a column whether the post is Gazetted or Non-Gazetted. In case of Gazetted, the appointment of the officer to that post has to be published. In case of Group A all posts under central and State Governments are Gazetted. Group B has two , one is Gazetted and another may be Group B Non-Gazetted. I was also trying to locate any rule or orders under which attestation by a Gazetted officer is required.

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    1. Hi my relatives are visiting from Pakistan and I need a gazetted officer to attest their documents .. can you help me with a list of officer in mumbai. Thanks

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    2. What about a medical officer is posted in RBI SBI IDBI etc.

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  18. what r the duties of gazetted officer

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  19. Is the principal of any private degree college is gazetted officer???

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    1. To be classed as a 'gazetted officer' the officer must be:

      i) a public servant under the Central or State Governments

      ii) appointed by the President or Governors of the States

      iii) whose appointment is published in the Gazette of the Central or State Governments

      So I don't think a Principal of a private college cannot be classed as a 'gazetted officer' as defined by the Government.

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  20. please tell me wether an associate professor in government medical college belong to class 1 officer

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  21. Can anyone kindly let me know if a retd. army colonel is a Class-I gazetted officer or not........
    Thanks in advance...

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  22. dear Sir,
    kindly let me know whether, assistant registrar income tax appellate tribunal come as a class 1 gazetted officer

    ksd

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  23. Is public prosecutor a gazetted officer?.. plz reply

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  24. Sir,

    Gazetted status one confirmed to cadre can be withdrawn later?

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  25. sir,

    Gazetted status once conferred to a cadre can be withdrawn later?

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  26. It is there that any catagory of persons who are listed in "Gazette of India" are Gezetted. In the case of Junior Commissioned Officers of the Indian Army who are class II in B category , their Gazette Notifications is also published by the President of India, on their grant of JCO rank. However, their category is particularly not neither defined any where nor being included in the list of gazetted rank officer. After at all, what is the status of JCO rank? - Om Prakash Soni (opsoni@gmail.com)

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  27. Is a JTO(Junior Technical Officer) a gazetted officer.He is working in BSNL.As BSNL office comes under government.Plz reply.

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  28. if he is a private employee, how can he promote as a gazetted officer, what is their qualification

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  29. Which class of gazetted officer (A,B,C,D) can provide/attest Verification Certificate required for issuance of Passport under Tatlak scheme of Indian Government (Annex F under Tatlak scheme). Would be greatful if anyone knowledgable could answer this. Thanks in advance.

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    1. dre....a govt employee state/central with grade pay 6600 and above..b4 gtin it attested u nd to check whthr d officer beloongs to dat grade pay..group a gaz starts with 5400 grade pay but u needgroup a wd6600 n bve

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  30. Which class of gazetted officer (A,B,C,D) is considered equivalent to Under Secretary in the Indian Govt service?

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  31. can you please tell whether a CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT a gazetted officer?

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  32. which type of gazetted officer is SEO? whether for job application, wer it is mentioned to have state and central gazetted officers are required, will SEO Stamp will do???

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  33. My mother joined as a junior lecturer in private college.Is she a class 2 officer??

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  34. Who is A and B grade gaztted officer
    Is NIgam Parshad is A or B category Gaztted officer.

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  35. I have attested it with GBSSS NO-2 Vice Principal

    My shool is affiliated to CBSE

    Is it valid attest by Director

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  36. whether gazetted officers class/ grade are designated on pay range basis?

    Please confirm whether an asst.engr working in a board (govt undertakings, like JAL board, electricity, housing board) are govt servants and gazette officers?

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  37. plz tell me whether DIC GENERAL MANAGER IS A GAZETTED OFFICER OR NOT................

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  38. is it right/legal to ask money for attestation?

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  39. Police officer of circle inspector can certified the other district person for proof of address

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  40. To which class a bank employee in nationalised bank belongs

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  41. can i know notary advocate as gazetted officer?

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    1. Mr. sandip they are not gazetted officer they only justify the form of collectorate like caste certificate domicile certificates etc only.

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  42. circle inspector
    assistant commandant in central armed police force (paramilitary)
    lieutenant
    flying officer
    sub lieutenant
    I.A.S.
    I.P.S.
    I.F.S.
    assistant security commissioner
    higher secondary school principal
    college lecturer
    tehsildaar
    postmaster
    assistant engineer
    state administrative services officers
    divisional accounts officer
    under secretary
    these are all group 'A' gazetted officers

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    1. please tell me the source of ur information that a higher secondary school principal is grade 1 or grp a...its vry imp...plz reply asap

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  43. satate judicial services officers
    indian forest services
    indian postal and telegram services

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  44. hii to all friends!!!
    I Dr Rajesh , am a gazetted officer,just recently recruited through state public service exam, as a doctor in civil hospital......plz dont get confused regarding this "gazzeted officer" topic...........let me clarify.........

    Gazetted is a post.....just a right given by governor of state or president of india.....to a public servant(gazzetted) in a form of his seal(stamp)...that can be used to verify certain documents on behalf of governor and president.....!!! (thats the official definition)...

    all recruitment through state public service commissions(PSC'S)can be either Class 1/(A) or 2/(B) gazetted post...egs doctors, engeneers (remember strictly recruited via public service exams)!!!

    appointments through UPSC(Union public service commission)are also gazzetted (class 1 or 2)

    CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS(central nd state)....IAS,IFS,IRS.....etc,,,,,those guys are gazzetted!!

    tehsildar and above post.....falls under gazztted

    (dr_rajesh_k@yahoo.com)

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    1. Hi my relatives are visiting from Pakistan and I need a gazetted officer to attest their documents .. can you help me with a list of officer in mumbai. Thanks

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    2. dr. rajesh could u pls tell me,, who are class 2 gazetted officers??

      what designation will they held??

      do hpcl, fci job give gazetted officer posts??

      pls reply urgently

      my mail id is shallusinghal3189@gmail.com

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  45. if case of any query , u can ask me further...

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    1. sir,
      i wan to know that post of Stenographer (clerical) and post of Ass. Manager (grade I officer), Manager (grade II officer) etc. of GOVERNMENT BANK , belongs to which GROUP (A/B/C/D) OR CLASS (I/II/III) officers.

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      sir
      for bank employee it is applicable or not that GR of non creamy layer (OBC) certificate regarding class 2 officer and that?
      for reference i send u link please watch it and reply


      1. http://www.obcguru.com/docs/creamy%20layer%20clarification%20%28Hindi%29%204.10.2004.pdf


      2. http://www.obcguru.com/docs/central_govt_notif_2004.pdf

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  46. Am a gazetted officer so for saying I dont have any special duty to coverup the post. Its just a recognition given to help serve.

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    1. Hi my relatives are visiting from Pakistan and I need a gazetted officer to attest their documents .. can you help me with a list of officer in mumbai. Thanks

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  47. can u say please... inspector of police is gezitted or not bcoz he recruited by police recruitment board to serve people

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  48. is corporater can attest the docs as gazetted officer

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  49. In the Army Lt and above are Cl 1 Ranks whereas your blog speaks as Cl 2. Please clarify.

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  50. is the assistant commissioner in provident fund a gazetted officer??

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  51. is Income Tax Officer class-1 officer as he takes decisions of his own and passes orders.

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  52. dear sir please clarify, after attestation of certificates is it necessary to send the attested (CTC) documents to the recruiter, will the xerox of those attested documents can serve the need because if a person is applying for different recruitment's it will be a big issue for him to take so many signatures from that officer.

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  53. If that Gazetted Officer deny to certify copy what we could do, whether he/she can deny for the same. Is not necessary in duty part?
    Please suggest.

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  54. thanks to everybody for their comments on my blog

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  55. Hi my relatives are visiting from Pakistan and I need a gazetted officer to attest their documents .. can you help me with a list of officer in mumbai. Thanks

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  56. Advocate (LLB) is a Gazetted officer or not??? rply early

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  57. Is assistant personnel officer in railways a gazetted officer ???

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  58. You had given captain and major is in class -II officer this wrong. both the ranks are in class-I gezetted offices. immidiatly re-edit the matter.

    LP REDDY

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  59. sekhar, nuzvid
    whether assistant government pleaders in ap are gazetted officers or not.
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  60. whether lecturer in govt engg.colleges are gazated officer?

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  61. In armed forces gazetted officers rank start from Lt. as they are commissioned by President of India.Their name also get puplished in gazettes. Kindly dont mislead common people and do not insult armed forces officers and President of India whose commission they hold.

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  62. Hello there...
    could you please tell me that the principal of college is gazetted officer?

    thank you.

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    1. only govt colleges principals are gazetted officers

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  63. post of Stenographer (clerical) and post of Ass. Manager (grade I officer), Manager (grade II officer) etc of government bank belongs to which GROUP (A/B/C/D) OR CLASS (I/II/III).

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  64. is lecturer in govt aided polytechnic college a class 2 officer pls tell me this plssssssssssssss

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  65. Is executive Magistrate a gazetted officer ??

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  66. yes lecturers of govt colleges and magistrate are gazetted officers

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    1. Is Govt higher secondary school principals are gazetted officers...
      Kindly reply immediately.
      Whoever is having true information.

      Thanks

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  67. edit matter and appologise for rumour that armed forces commissioned officers are group 2 officers despite of holding commission from president of india or face music in court.

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  68. lecturers in the universities are gazetted office??? replay pls

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  69. Hello sir, Doctor (Assistant Professor) in Govt hospital is a Gazetted officer?

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  70. can some one confirm that ex honorary Lt / Capt of Indian Amy is a gazetted officer. The grant of honorary commission is published in Gazette Notification by the President. Are they eligible to attest the photocopy of any documents

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  71. Any army officer Lt or above whether honorary or not is a Class 1 officer and can attest.

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  72. sir , I want to know wheather bank manager of IDBI sector 10A ia an gazeeted officer ? I want to get attestation for my documents.

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  73. please clarify JCO rank in army gazzetted or not?

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    1. Yes He is. Any JCO in Defence service is a Gazette Officer as the same is published in the gazette.

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  74. please confirm JCO rank in army equelent in civil rank strecture?

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  75. i want to know the rules, duties and powers of gazzette officer

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  76. can tell me in which book/manual is the rules, duties and powers of gazzette officer given

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  77. Are professors and HOD's of NIT's and IIT's gazetted officers?Please reply soon......

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  78. It was really a useful information.
    Can you please comment on what are the minimum facilities that should be provided to a Gr. B Gazetted Officer by the Head of the Establishment?
    What should be the content of the Stamp (Seal) of Gazetted officer?

    Arvind

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  79. is Principal of Semi govt. Schools/Govt.-aided schools are gazetted officer????

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  80. Is Govt higher secondary school principals are gazetted officers...
    Kindly reply immediately.
    Whoever is having true information.

    Thanks

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  81. So friend for your confusion i have answer since i am Group"A" gazetted officer. See only govt department have gazetted officer Even in big psu like ONGC, BHEL, and any govt aided or sector who share is out in market publicly don't have any gazetted officer. only pure central or state govt. have gazetted officer because their selection is through pure govt. body. UPSC or state psc. and in army JCO is group "B" gazetted officer so gazetted officer is only in pure govt. firm .

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  82. What is meaning of A Gazetted Officer

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  83. Class I or Group A (Gazetted)
    Example - Officers of the Armed Forces ,Central and State Governments Employees with Group A service rules (IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, Geologist of GSI etc.), Patent Examiner, Scientists (in government funded research organizations), Vice-Chancellor to Assistant Registrars, Principals and Faculty members of Central and State Universities, Doctors , Engineers and Drug Controller(central and state services), Magistrate and above in judicial services.
    Class II or Group B (Gazetted)
    Example - Doctors(state govt service)Drugs Inspector (state govt service), SDO, BDO, Secretary grama panchayat in kerala, Circle inspector, Tahasildars etc. in State Administration, Principal of Government Lower or Upper Schools, Junior college teachers,Income Tax and Revenue Officers, Senior and (AAO) Assistant Audit/Accounts Officers of (IA&AD) (CAG) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Services and Section Officers etc.
    Class II or Group B (Non-Gazetted)
    Example - Office Assistants, Senior Stenographer, Government School Teachers, Police Inspectors and Foreman,Central Excise and Custom Inspector, Junior Pharmacist and Junior Engineers etc.
    Class III or Group C - Public servants in non-supervisory/non-administrative roles, Police Sub-Inspectors.
    Example - Head clerks, Clerks, Assistants, Typist, Stenographer, Tax Assistants, Telephone operator etc.
    Class IV or Group D- Manual workers (skilled or semi-skilled)
    Example - Peon, attender, gardener, driver.

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