Topic –Role of civil services in a democracy.
3)Critically analyse the reasons behind the rise in importance of All India Services vis a vis other Group A services.(250 words)
Why this question
This question is related to GS 2 syllabus under the following heading-
Role of civil services in a democracy.
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to put forth the reasons behind rise in importance of AIS vis a vis other similar services. We have to probe deeper into the issue and present our personal opinion.
Critically analyse- we have to identify the key reasons behind the above situation and ,discuss their worthiness and present our personal opinion on the issue.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– Mention the reappearing of candidates from other services, for AIS.
- Discuss the reasons behind the trend. e.g hierarchy of civil services with respect to seniority and empanelment rules, more social recognition and public interaction in AIS etc.
- Discuss the veracity/ worthiness and implications of the factors responsible for the rise in importance of All India Services vis a vis other Group A services. e.g veracity- it denotes concentration of power with respect to a common man, growing incomes, awareness and role of technology will dilute the significance of all the services and larger public demand will infuse more transparency and accountability in them etc.
Conclusion– form a fair, balanced and concise opinion on the above issue and suggest a way forward (e.g limiting attempt limits, facilitating lateral entries and movement etc