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Syllabus: Foundational Values of Civil Servants


Civil Services: The post is paramount, not the person; work prevailed over publicity; they are supposed to remain faceless.


Recently civil servants have been in the news for all sorts of reasons not related to their work.


E. g 1) One couple, was caught walking their dog in a stadium that was cleared of athletes so that they could do so. Their consequent transfers also became a subject of public debate.
E. g 2) IAS couple toppers, who got married and divorced – were continuously in the news and on social media.


This is creating a breed of social media bureaucrats.

Practice Questions

Q. State the three basic values, universal in nature, in the context of civil services and bring out their importance. (UPSC CSE 2018)


Current Affairs

Source: Economic Times