The essential distinction between a servant and an independent contractor may be shown by the following tabular form .
||Independent contractor .|
|1.||A servant works under the supervision and direction of his master as his agent .||An independent contractor does not work under supervision and direction of any one , he is master of his own .|
|2.||A servant is supposed to comply his master’s direction because he is employed by him .||But an independent contractor is to exercise his own discretions as to the manner to complete the work.|
|3.||A servant is always bound to comply the orders of his master .||On the other hand , an independent contractor is bound by the terms and conditions of his contract .|
The points of distinctions mainly lie in the existence of the right to control .