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Explain the significance of neutrality and impartiality in public administration. As aspirant what steps would you suggest to promote neutrality and impartiality?

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.

7. Explain the significance of neutrality and impartiality in public administration. As aspirant what steps would you suggest to promote neutrality and impartiality? (250 words)

Reference:  Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper IV.

Key Demand of the question:

The question aims to analyse the significance of neutrality and impartiality in public administration.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with definition of Neutrality and Impartiality.

Body:

Explain the importance of neutrality and nonpartisanship in public administration.

Discuss why they are important.

Give examples justifying why they play a key role in civil services.

Explain as an aspirant what steps you would suggest to promote neutrality and impartiality.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance.