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) In your opinion do you think a civil servant should be concerned with his public image? Critically Analyse(250 words)
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Why this question:
The question seeks to examine the factor of preserving public image for a civil servant.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in what way public image of a civil servant is important for one to profess his responsibilities in the right manner.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
Explain what is meant by public image.
The answer should discuss why public image is important, what are the concerns involved. Explain in what way Making a public image can help the civil servants dispel the negative apprehensions the people have towards them. List down the possible significant factors.
Conclude with way forward.