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) “Non-performance of duty by a public servant is a form of corruption.” Do you agree with this view? Justify your answer.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is from CSE Mains 2019.
Key demand of the question:
One has to analyse whether non-performance or not doing one’s duty by public servants is a form of corruption using suitable examples and justifications as and when necessary.
Structure of the answer:
In brief define corruption, explain various forms of it.
Explain how Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, discuss what is meant by performing and non performing civil servants and their relationship with corruption.
Explain what it takes for a civil servant to be non-corrupt, what are the challenges involved and what needs to be done.
Such answers are best explained with examples.
Conclude with way forward.