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. Discuss the importance of leadership competencies such as equity and efficiency for effective public administration apart from qualitative aspects of ethics and aptitude.(250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is from the static portions of GS paper IV.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain importance of leadership competencies such as equity and efficiency for effective public administration.
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:
Explain that Ethos and Ethics depicts qualitative aspect of decision making whereas Equity and Efficiency depicts quantitative ones.
Define how for effective public administration both qualitative and quantitative aspects become quintessential. Give examples/present a case study to justify your stand better and highlight the need for leadership qualities such as efficiency and equity in a public administrator to be successful.
Conclude with importance of these values in effective public administration.