Topic– Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration
6) “Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation”- Margaret Chase. Examine the statement in the context of present situation of public service in India.(250 words)
Examine- here we have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any. .
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to carefully understand the given statement and bring out the importance of dedication to public service. It wants us to discuss as to why honesty and efficiency alone are not enough in order to become a good civil servant.
Structure of the answer
Introduction-Write a few introductory lines about the importance of honesty and efficiency in public service.
Discuss in detail as to why only the above 2 values are not enough and bring out the importance of dedication to public service. E.g it determines the level of motivation of a public servant; it determines his response and attitude in difficult situations; a dedicated, efficient and an honest civil servant will perform well in all kinds of conditions; dedication to civil service helps a person overcome emotional, financial difficulties faced by him; it also instructs a person to be fair and always ready to serve the people and the nation etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.