Topic– Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
6) “The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.” – Zig Ziglar. Comment on the above statement in light of the public services in India.(250 words)
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to form our opinion on the issue based on a proper discussion showcasing our knowledge and understanding of the issue in hand.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– Give a simple and a complete definition of Integrity. You can also present a related quote here.
Discuss about the concept of integrity in detail and bring out how integrity helps build and sustain trust among people in an organisation. Illustrate your point by giving some real life examples which highlight the importance of integrity, particularly in public service today. E.g people tend to judge people based on their own values, not theirs. When they think someone lacks integrity, what they usually mean is that the observed behaviour doesn’t match with their own values; People seem to regard trust as either yes or no rather than the kaleidoscopic range of colour that it actually is and integrity is one of the most important indicators of trust in public service; Since values drive your behavioural decisions, integrity could be said to be how well you live according to your values and it helps build trust among coworkers etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.