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.
8) Discuss the significance of empathy, tolerance and compassion as virtues necessary for a public servant. How do they make a difference in overall administration?(250 words)
Ethics by Lexicon publications.
Why this question:
The question is about the importance of virtues empathy, tolerance and compassion necessary for a public servant to possess and the difference they make in overall administration.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must explain in detail the importance of such virtues, the effect they have on individuals and their positive consequences on . You must state your opinion and debate on the question with suitable examples.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start with importance of empathy, tolerance and compassion.
Define each term – empathy, tolerance and compassion, compare and contrast as to how they are similar or different from each other.
Why a civil servant /public servant should possess these virtues to justify the administration job better.
Discuss the importance of each value – empathy, sympathy and compassion using suitable examples.
How should these be inculcated, what needs to be done?
based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced opinion on the importance of these above values.