7) Comment on whether it’s okay for officers to join politics early or wait till retirement?(250 words)

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Topic-  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems

7) Comment on whether it’s okay for officers to join politics early or wait till retirement?(250 words)

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Why this question

The recent news of previous IAS topper having quit the service to join politics has brought the focus on this matter and the issue can be discussed from a GS4 perspective.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to discuss the ethics behind a decision to quit civil service and join politics as a means of serving society

Directive word

Comment – When you are asked to comment, you have to pick main points and give your ‘opinion’ on them based on evidences or arguments stemming from your wide reading. Your opinion may be for or against, but you must back your argument with evidences.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Highlight the incident of shah faesel quitting.

Body – Discuss whether it’s okay for a civil servant to quit his service to join politics. Discuss the implications of such a decision and whether it leads to diminishing the value of service.

Conclusion – Give a fair and balanced view.