Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration; Social influence and persuasion;
7) One of your close friends who is preparing for civil services exam is arguing that the word secularism has been inserted ‘undemocratically’ in the Preamble to the Constitution. He keeps telling you that the minority communities should feel great that they have been given equal rights in the Constitution and should respect and try to follow majority community’s culture. He tells you that secularism is irrelevant in India as this country is by nature diverse and tolerant from time immemorial. According to him the word secularism has been inserted for petty political gains.
What is your opinion on your friend’s views? Do you think your friend deserves to become a civil servant? Comment. (200 Words)