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Why should impartiality and nonpartisanship be considered as foundational values? Analyse and Give reasons.

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.

7. Why should impartiality and nonpartisanship be considered as foundational values? Analyse and Give reasons. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications

Why this question:

The question is based on the importance that impartiality and nonpartisanship carry in general and more specific to the civil services and administration.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the significance.

Directive:

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.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly define the two terms – impartiality and non-partisanship.

Body:

Explain that Impartiality and Non-partisanship both form essential foundational values for civil services. While impartiality ensures equality without any bias and prejudices in the general, non-partisanship ensures a neutral approach in politics and a solid commitment to the government. Discuss their relevance to public services and administration.

Conclusion:

Conclude by with their importance.