Who are gazetted officers in indian government?
So, you were searching for
- Who are gazetted officers?,
- What is the work of such peoples or government employers?,
- Why these government officials are recognized as 'gazetted'?.
To Clarify Such questions, I did a little bit research but before that, first take a look on this "Article 309 of the Constitution of India" which is responding to your queries in short & clear form.
Article 309 of the Constitution of India (Part XIV Services under the Union and States) specifies the recruitment and service conditions of persons serving under the Union and States.
Under this power, names of the Class I officers either recruited or promoted by UPSC, along with legal notices, amendments to recruitment rules, etc are published in the Official Gazette of India. And all such officers listed in the gazette are therefore called Gazetted Officers.
Points to be noted:
- Only, officials of Indian government are recognized as gazetted officers.
- All central & state Government employees falling under class 1 category are Gazetted Officers i.e officers such as IAS, IPS, Senior Auditors, Doctors, Managers (government sector company) etc.
- There is a publication published in India with name 'Gazette' on regular basis focusing on promotion of certain government officials. The name of any person having in that list is now gazetted (Should be recognized as gazetted) and has power to sign documents of others wherever needed.
Class 1 Includes Employees Like:
- All India services, though posted to states,
- Police officers of Circle Inspector and higher ranked,
- Additional District Civil surgeons,
- Executive Engineers and higher ranked,
- District Medical Officer and higher ranked,
- Principals of Government colleges and higher ranked,
You can go to officers falling in these categories for the purposes like attesting your documents and the attested work is done by putting a mark of seal (provided by Indian government) and signature of officer on either your photo or in your document.