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Impartiality means acting solely according to the merits of the case and serving equally well governments of different political persuasions. Elaborate.

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. Impartiality means acting solely according to the merits of the case and serving equally well governments of different political persuasions. Elaborate. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon publications.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of impartiality in developing public in civil servants.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give 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 by defining impartiality.

Body:

Explain the importance of Impartiality as an attribute for a civil servant; in upholding the constitutional values, in practicing good work culture, in handling tough and challenging situations, in tackling corruption etc. Develop link how this will lead to building of trust.

Conclusion:

Conclude with others values that are needed along with impartiality.