Who are the gazetted officers in India

Ever wondered who is a gazetted officer? This article provides a brief explanation of the type of officers in India who are known as gazetted officers and what are their functional roles.

Who can be called a Gazetted officer?

First of all a gazetted officer must be a government official.

In India, a official Central Government Publication named Gazette publishes the promotions of certain government officials. Those officers whose name appears in this Gazette are termed as Gazetted Officers.

Indian Govt has employees are classified as class 1 to class 4. All class 1 employees are Gazetted officers.

Examples of Class 1 employee examples

  • 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

    So these officers can attest a photo, xerox of certificates etc.

    Apart from them a Public Notary, Magistrate can attest also.


Guest Author: joynal abedin choudh23 Dec 2015

A notary public can issue a character certificate.

Guest Author: Pushp Dev Singh Gill01 Feb 2016

I am of the opinion that Advocates who are also appointed as Notaries are also Gazetted Officers. As an Advocate is an officer of the Court and when appointed as a Notary his name is published in the Official Gazette of The Government Of India whereby he is empowered to exercise the powers conferred under The Indian Notaries Act and rules. Please clarify.

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