Topic: strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance
7. Restoring trust and integrity in public institutions and officials is key to safeguarding democracy and promote better governance. Discuss. (150 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving context regarding eroding trust in public institutions and civil servants.
Write about the impact of lack of trust in public institutions and officials. Write ways in which trust could be restored – transparency, accountability, accessibility and code of ethics etc. Elaborate with examples.
Conclude by mentioning as to how the above lead to safeguarding democracy and good governance.