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Shayan Khan (Accountant)     10 July 2011

Is CA may be called a Gazzeted officer?


I have to get certain documents to be attested by a Gazzeted office. i know a Chartered Accountant, can a CA comes within the defination of Gazzeted officer?



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Shaulabh Shah (advocate)     10 July 2011


I believe that CA is not within the meaning of Gazzated Officer...

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pratik (self working)     10 July 2011

no he is not.

But i want to know who to know that who is a Gazzeted Officer. What is qualification required.

A V Vishal (Advocate)     11 July 2011

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.

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sudhakar.RVS (Advocate)     11 July 2011

Gazzeted officer means an officer working full time job in Govt service. the concerned officer will be elivated to that level after passing the stipulated Departmenta Exams or in certain instances by virtue of  their seniority working in that Dptand also by taking his/her efficiency along with their C.Rs grade and their special acheivements done,if any. There are certain posts in the Govt ,for which ,direct recruitment will be done by conducting open exam by UPSC with minimum qualifications as base to face the exam together with written and oral interviews.






parthasarthy naidu (CS)     11 July 2011

A Gazetted Officer is an individual whose name is published in the Government Gazette in the form of a notification of holding responsible office in a Government establishment excluding government undertakings.  CA is thus not a gazetted officer as his name is not published in the Government Gazette.

Shashi Bhushan Majhi (Final Year Law Student)     12 July 2011

is advocate is authorises to attaest, if junior doctor can then why not advocate or ca

Sajeev Menon (Legal Consultant Dubai 00971 508836442)     13 July 2011

Advocates are the persons as a court officer to screen such attestation to validate it when it comes before the court as evidence.

Vikram Singh Chaudhary (Managing Partner)     13 July 2011

Please see that attestation is required by Gazatted Officer only or it may be done by Notary Public. If a Notary Public has been authorised then it is easy to get documents get attested because in general, Govt. officer who are gazetted officer, do not want to take responsibility, if are not closely known to you.

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