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6) What is meant by public interest? What are the principles and procedures to be followed by the civil servants in public interest?(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.

6) What is meant by public interest? What are the principles and procedures to be followed by the civil servants in public interest?(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is straightforward and is about discussing the essence of public interest.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail the importance of public interest to a civil servant and discuss the principles and procedures to be followed by the civil servants in public interest.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Explain what public interest in generic terms is.

Body:

Welfare of the general public (in contrast to the selfish interest of a person, group, or firm) in which the whole society has a stake and which warrants recognition, promotion, and protection by the government and its agencies.

Explain in what way the objective of the Ethical Framework for the government sector explicitly recognizes the role of the government sector in preserving the public interest.

Discuss the virtues, rules and principles that civil servants must follow to ensure public interest.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting significance and centrality of public interest to civil services.

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