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7) There is a need to be impartial and demonstrate impartiality in public service.Discuss.(250 words)

Topic– Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;
ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations
and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance;
strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international
relations and funding; corporate governance.

7) There is a need to be impartial and demonstrate impartiality in public service.Discuss.(250 words)

 

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  meaning and scope of impartiality.

Body-

Discuss the importance of  impartiality. E.g a public servant is the agent of the government and works ultimately to fulfill the ideals and aspirations  of the constitution. A public servant possess control of public resources and an act of favoritism or bias may lead to undue advantages to one person/ entity and even corruption; Impartiality places objectivity above personal preferences and bias and improves efficiency of public service delivery etc.

Discuss the need to demonstrate impartiality. E.g it creates a favourable and positive image among the fellow civil servants and citizens, thereby enhancing capacity to make decisions and implement them; it prevents employee dissatisfaction with you and the  organization etc.

Discuss how to demonstrate impartiality. E.g

making decisions and providing advice on merit and without bias, caprice, favouritism or self-interest;

acting fairly by objectively considering all relevant facts and fair criteria;

implementing  Government policies and programs equitably.

Not accepting gifts and favours, except of small economic value offered as courtesy etc.

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.